UncommonWeb : Standard Components

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Marco Baringer <mb@bese.it>


Drew Crampsie <drewc@tech.coop>


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-*- outline -*- This directory contains UnCommon Web (UCW), a Common Lisp web application platform. * Getting Started Well, there's a shortcut nowadays. Marco Baringer made a UCW boxset with all the dependencies boxed up and ready to fire. wget http://common-lisp.net/project/ucw/ucw-boxset.tar.gz tar -zxf ucw-boxset.tar.gz cd ucw-boxset YOURLISPHERE (-)-load start.lisp This will start UCW with the built in httpd server backend. But if you want to get the dependencies seperately or want a different initial setup, then read on! Assuming that every dependency is set up correctly then evaluating (load (merge-pathnames "etc/start.lisp" (asdf:component-pathname (asdf:find-system :ucw)))) should start up the examples at http://localhost:8080/ ** Dependencies UCW depends an a number of external libraries: * arnesi - an all purpose lisp toolkit * yaclml - yet another common lisp markup language * parenscript - javascript in common-lisp * iterate - a lispy loop * rfc2388 - implements multipart/form specification * rfc2109 - implements cookie specification * trivial-garbage - portable weak hashtables and pointers * bordeaux-threads - portable threads * split-sequence - splits sequences * slime - Superior Lisp Interaction Mode for Emacs * cl-ppcre - regular expressions lib * cl-l10n - l10n and i18n lib * trivial-sockets - handles stream sockets for undemanding network applications * net.uri or PURI - parses URI's according to the RFC 2396 specification * cl-fad - a portable pathname library based on code from PCL * net-telent-date - an RFC822-compliand date parser and printer * cl-launch - invokes lisp code from the command line * detachtty - a screen-like detachment tool to be able to detach and reattach the lisp server from and to a console * a server backend - be it mod_lisp (apache 1 or 2), araneida, allegroserve, portable aserve or the built in httpd server * asdf - a package loader facility *** arnesi Arnesi is a Common Lisp utility suite. It contains various "bits 'n pieces" of code which were useful while developing other code. It can be found on http://common-lisp.net/project/bese/arnesi.html. You will need the latest version: darcs get http://common-lisp.net/project/bese/repos/arnesi_dev/ Daily snapshots are available at http://common-lisp.net/project/bese/tarballs/arnesi_dev-latest.tar.gz *** yaclml yaclml is a collection of macros and utilities for generating XML/HTML like markup from lisp code. It can be found on http://common-lisp.net/project/bese/yaclml.html. You will need the latest version: darcs get http://common-lisp.net/project/bese/repos/yaclml/ Daily snapshots are available at: http://common-lisp.net/project/bese/tarballs/yaclml-latest.tar.gz *** parenscript - ucw version Parenscript is a javascript compiler. You will need to get the latest development version: darcs get http://common-lisp.net/project/ucw/repos/parenscript/ Daily snapshots are available at: http://common-lisp.net/project/ucw/tarballs/parenscript-latest.tar.gz *** iterate Iterate is an iteration construct for Common Lisp. It can be found on http://common-lisp.net/project/iterate/ Download link: http://common-lisp.net/project/iterate/releases/iterate-current.tar.gz *** rfc2388 - ucw version Rfc2388 is a lisp implemantation of RFC 2388, which is used to process form data posted with HTTP POST method using enctype "multipart/form-data". UCW uses its own fork of rfc2388. You can get the latest code from the darcs repository located at http://common-lisp.net/project/ucw/repos/rfc2388: darcs get http://common-lisp.net/project/ucw/repos/rfc2388/ Daily snapshots are available at http://common-lisp.net/project/ucw/tarballs/rfc2388-latest.tar.gz *** rfc2109 - ucw version Rfc2109 is the lisp implementation of the cookie protocol. You can get it at: http://common-lisp.net/project/rfc2109/: darcs get http://common-lisp.net/project/rfc2109/rfc2109 Daily snapshots are available at http://www.common-lisp.net/project/rfc2109/release/rfc2109-latest.tar.gz *** split-sequence splits sequences info: http://www.cliki.net/SPLIT-SEQUENCE download: http://ww.telent.net/cclan/split-sequence.tar.gz (you might have to select a mirror first) If said link is dead, go to http://ww.telent.net/cclan-choose-mirror to delete your CCLAN-SITE cookie and choose another mirror. At least some of them are definitely working. *** SLIME The Superior Lisp Interaction Mode for Emacs. Download and install the latest CVS version of SLIME from http://common-lisp.net/project/slime. To checkout from CVS you must first login to the repository: export CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@common-lisp.net:/project/slime/cvsroot cvs login Enter anonymous when prompted for the password. You can then check out the latest version with: cvs checkout slime It's swank you want to add to your asd systems dir. To solve a current problem with cl-launch you might want to overwrite your swank.asd file with this one: http://cl-debian.alioth.debian.org/repository/pvaneynd/slime/debian/swank.asd Check the description on cl-launch to see why. *** cl-l10n Localization and internationalization library: http://common-lisp.net/project/cl-l10n/ Get the latest version with: darcs get http://www.common-lisp.net/project/cl-l10n/repos/cl-l10n *** cl-ppcre Edi Weitz's regular expression library: http://www.weitz.de/cl-ppcre/. Download the latest version: http://weitz.de/files/cl-ppcre.tar.gz *** trivial-sockets Networking library to create small server applications. Download the latest version from: http://ww.telent.net/cclan/trivial-sockets.tar.gz (you might have to select a mirror first. If said link is dead, go to http://ww.telent.net/cclan-choose-mirror to delete your CCLAN-SITE cookie and choose another mirror. At least some of them are definitely working. Or use asdf install. *** net.uri/PURI All of the backends (except araneida) depend on Franz's open-source net.uri library. It only works on Allegro but Kevin Rosenberg has made a portable version called PURI. For allegro users, NET.URI can be downloaded from here (it may be included in your version of acl): http://opensource.franz.com/uri/index.html If you're not using allegro you'll need puri which can be downloaded from http://puri.b9.com/download.html *** cl-fad A portable pathname library based on code from Peter Seibels book Practical Common Lisp. info: http://www.cliki.net/CL-FAD download: http://weitz.de/files/cl-fad.tar.gz *** net-telent-date A library consisting mostly of the time parsing routines from CMUCL that were removed from SBCL. Additionally it has a universal-time to rfc822 date convertor. info: http://www.cliki.net/net-telent-date download: http://ww.telent.net/cclan/net-telent-date.tar.gz *** cl-launch A bash script to make your Lisp software easily invokable from the shell command-line. info: http://www.cliki.net/cl-launch download page: http://fare.tunes.org/files/cl-launch/ Download and add to your shell executable search path so ucw can find it while loading. Cl-launch can either be called cl-launch or cl-launch.sh, ucw will check for both. Also cl-launch depends on swank behavior other than that of the current cvs code, at least under sbcl, eg via swank-loader it looks for files under the load path, which is not what you want if you made a symbolic link to another dir. The easiest way to get around this problem is to overwrite your swank.asd file (in the slime directory root), with this one: http://cl-debian.alioth.debian.org/repository/pvaneynd/slime/debian/swank.asd If you are a Debian user and you got slime/swank through apt-get, you already have this version on your harddisk/pendrive. The downside might be that swank won't work anymore as it should, although i haven't heard anyone about this yet. Another approach is to copy your swank*.fasls from the slime directory to the relevant shadow directory under ~/.cache/... Check this thread for more info: http://common-lisp.net/pipermail/slime-devel/2006-March/004664.html Yes, ucw is bleeding edge ;) *** detachtty - ucw version A screen-like detachment tool to be able to detach and re-attach the lisp server from and to a console. Ucw uses a custom detachtty version, e.g. detachtty-9 plus a patch by Kevin Rosenberg. It accepts an eval argument when invoking a lisp, with obvious benefits. Get it through Darcs: darcs get http://common-lisp.net/project/bese/repos/detachtty/ Go to the directory root and compile and install: make make install ** the backend choose one of mod_lisp/mod_lisp2, araneida, aserve/paserve or the built-in httpd server *** mod_lisp/mod_lisp2 for apache You can choose between apache 1 and 2. First of course you have to have a Apache web server up and runnnig; then you have to add the mod-lisp module by Marc Battyani which you find at http://www.fractalconcept.com/asp/html/mod_lisp.html First download the mod_lisp c file. Watch out, don't follow the logic of the website. Except for the windows version the info is outdated concerning the apache 1 version and info about apache 2 is non-existent. Go to subversion from the download page or click the links below: * apache 1 .c file - mod_lisp.c * apache 2 .c file - mod_lisp2.c use the command: apxs -i -c mod_lisp.c or apxs2 -i -c mod_lisp2.c for respectively apache 1 or 2. This will install the module in the appropriate apache directory. Then add the following lines to 'httpd.conf' in your apache configuration directory for both apache 1 and 2. Just be sure to change mod_lisp.so to mod_lisp2.so for apache 2: # This goes near the other LoadModlue directives LoadModule lisp_module modules/mod_lisp.so LispServer 3001 ucw <LocationMatch "/path/.*\.ucw"> SetHandler lisp-handler </LocationMatch> This means that ucw INTERNALLY talks to apache on port 3001 at the internet address (so in this case your localhost). The locationmatch part redirects all traffic from (in this case) with prefix "/path/" and files ending on .ucw to ucw. So as well as will be redirected, but not or *** allegroserve or portableaserve Should you want to use the aserve backend you will need to download and install either the AllegroServe if you use acl or portableaserve for any other. AllegroServe doesn't seem to have an asdf file, you're going to have to load it manually or however AllegroServe handles it's own files. Portableaserve does however. AllegroServe can be downloaded from here (it may be included in your version of acl): http://opensource.franz.com/aserve/ portableaserve is hosted on sourceforge: http://portableaserve.sf.net portableaserve download: http://constantly.at/lisp/aserve.tar.gz To use portableaserve you'll also need the Allegro Common Lisp compatibility package (acl-compat). It's part of portableaserve and so it's home is also the before-mentioned sourceforge site. acl-compat download: http://constantly.at/lisp/acl-compat.tar.gz *** araneida Should you want to use the araneida backend you will need to download araneida. Get the latest version just to be on the safe side. Originally araneida was meant to live behind apache and it can of course still be configured as such. Explaining this is beyond the scope of this document but have a look at this site for more info. info: http://www.cliki.net/Araneida} download: http://common-lisp.net/project/araneida/release/araneida-latest.tar.gz or use darcs, although the connection seems a bit slow: darcs get http://verisons.telent.net/araneida/ *** httpd Ucw's in-house server. It's a simple server bundled with ucw. Nice for testing. ** Setting up ASDF UCW, and all the libraries it depends on, use ASDF for loading and compiling the code in the proper order. The first thing you must do is make sure that ASDF can find the system definitions for ucw and all the related libraries. ASDF searches for system definition files by looking in the directories in the list asdf:*central-registry*. To make a system definition visible you can either push the name of the directory which contains the .asd file onto the list asdf:*central-registry* or you can create a symlink from the .asd file to a directory which is already in the list asdf:*central-registry*. For example: on some linux installations the directory /usr/share/common-lisp/systems is in the list asdf:*central-registry*, by creating a symlink from a particular .asd file to /usr/share/common-lisp/systems (ln -s /path/to/library/lib.asd /usr/share/common-lisp/systems) we guarentee that (adsf:oos 'asdf:load-op :lib) will Just Work(TM). ** Testing UCW When you have set up all your dependencies correctly, you can test ucw by first creating either /etc/ucw/applications.d or /path/to/home/.ucw/applications.d, firing up your favorite distribution and type: (load "/path/to/ucw/etc/start.lisp") If all went well, you have started ucw with the httpd backend. Surf to \link{\href{}\text{}} and again if all went well you should see the example page. That's it! Start hacking!! To run ucw detached use the ucwctl script under /path/to/ucw/bin/ For an explanation of it's configuration check the ucw-intro html under /docs/ucw-intro. * Documentation Check the docs section for various introductions, tutorials, quickstarts and code examples. The API documentation is, as much as possible, contained in the docstrings of the various classes, methods, and packages which make up UCW itself. Using a good inspector (SLIME's inspector for example) you should be able to easily navigate and browse the API. * Developing UCW Eventually (probably too soon) you'll discover a bug or a missing feature in UCW and want to fix it. The first thing to do is to send an email to bese-devel@common-lisp.net and make sure it's a real bug or missing feature (and not a user or documentation error). If you do have a bug fix or feature improvement you'd like to submit there are two ways to go about sending the patch: if the patch is relativly small than just send a plain old diff or a tar ball of the arch changeset to the list. If it is bigger, send it to ucw_public and eventually it will find it's way to ucw_dev. If the change is bigger than bigger or requires multiple patches over time then branch off of ucw_dev and publish your repository with your changes. ** Reporting BUGS The simplest thing you can is just send an email to bese-devel@common-lisp.net. We keep a collection of all the known bugs and issues as text files in the directory docs/issues. *** Using darcs **** Creating a changeset # darcs send or, if you don't have sendmail properly set up; # darcs send -o CHANGESET Then just mail the file CHANGESET to bese-devel@common-lisp.net **** Branching from ucw--dev You already have a branch. :)

Dependencies (18)

  • arnesi
  • bordeaux-threads
  • cl-fad
  • closer-mop
  • cl-ppcre
  • cxml
  • drakma
  • iterate
  • local-time
  • net-telent-date
  • puri
  • rfc2109
  • rfc2388-binary
  • slime
  • stefil
  • trivial-garbage
  • usocket
  • yaclml

Dependents (0)

    • GitHub
    • Quicklisp