D-BUS and PHP backend

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at cardgate.net
Wed Feb 13 14:14:36 PST 2008

Trilok Soni wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am working on an application, which provides the web interface,
> where we use following combination of programs:
> 1. Lighttpd as webserver
> 2. PHP as backend with fast-cgi support
> OR the other approach is to wrap the player-client in shared library
> which use dbus-glib to control player daemon, hiding dbus-glib apis,
> which again
> get imported through SWIG and use as normal shared library.

Personally, I'd recommend using anything other than PHP, but that's a 
personal bias (I see no place for PHP in the world :).

However, since others have pointed out the options of other languages, 
I'll chip in with my experience.  I have deployed in the wild a Python 
based web app, using FastCGI to Lighttpd, talking to DBus, running on an 
AMD Elan (think 266MHz P5).

Yes, it's not as fast as a modern PC, but we found the performance 
acceptable, and the bindings have improved considerably since then.

Curtis Maloney
cmaloney at cardgate.net

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