[Seaside] updateRoot: Weirdness

David Shaffer cdshaffer at acm.org
Wed Jul 18 18:18:48 UTC 2007

Marcin Tustin wrote:
> Does this offer performace benefits as such, or is that Apache 
> provides the infrastructure for a scalable configuration?

First, Squeak is fairly bad at serving static content (whether using 
File Libraries or Comanche directly) so having a front-end web server 
(apache, lighthttpd etc) can often times improve the user's perception 
of the responsiveness of your application.  See 

Second, Seaside can be fairly memory and CPU intensive so having a means 
to load balance across multiple images or machines is useful.  Apache, 
lighthttpd, HAProxy just a few of the long list of possible 
load-balancing solutions.  I've used apache quite a bit so I tend to 
refer to it more than the alternatives.  Normally I like a single static 
file server/proxy/load balancer but I've seen people use various 
combinations.  For example:


uses apache and HAProxy.


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