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ASP on Apache

Does anyone know of a free alternative to Chillisoft

     

BlobFisk

9:45 am on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know of a free alternative to Chillisoft, if one exists?

I've looked at Apache::ASP, but that is unsuitable as it only runs perl/cgi-script written applications.

Chillisoft is the preference, but the price tag is off-putting!

TIA

txbakers

11:36 am on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I haven't heard of a free/open source alternative to Chilisoft (now called Sun ONE. I'd be very interested in finding one as well. I did find another program called iTools which will run ASP on Apache, but it was more expensive than Chilisoft.

I'm hoping to run my ASP application over a MAC OSX server if I can get a good way to run ASP over the FreeBSD kernel.

john316

1:02 pm on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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This one works well for conversions.

[asp2php.naken.cc...]

txbakers

2:33 pm on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That program helps rewrite the ASP code into PHP. We don't want that. We want to run our ASP code on a UNIX box. We like ASP code. We've invested thousands of man hours into our ASP code.

BlobFisk

2:47 pm on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've heard that the ASP to PHP conversion programme is not the best and is flaky a lot of the time. Also, a lot of what is written in ASP may not be possible to convert to PHP... although I will say that I know very little about PHP! :)

I've been trawling the web and still have no answers!

john316

2:56 pm on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I just had to move 50 asp sites to a unix box and couldn't find a decent solution for running asp, so I just converted them to PHP.

I did have to rewrite some code, but I believe that it is the best long term solution. PHP and apache are very good friends.

txbakers

3:13 pm on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Probably. I'm looking into learning PHP and convert my existing ASP files. I'd rather not, but if it needs to be in PhP, so be it.

BlobFisk

3:40 pm on Sep 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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PHP is like Perl, isn't it? I've never looked into it, maybe now is the time!

dingman

5:53 pm on Sep 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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PHP is like Perl, isn't it?

It's enough like Perl that it was easy to learn already knowing Perl, and enough different that on days like today when I program Perl in the morning and PHP when I go home, I get confused and write foolish things that fail to parse ;)

The big differences I notice are that (1)PHP is actually less strongly typed than Perl. $foo might be a scalar, an array, or a hash. It might even be both an array and a hash at the same time. I waffle on whether I think this is a feature or a bug. (2) I cant say "$foo =~ s/a/b/isg;" in PHP, I have to say "preg_replace('a','b',$foo);". I like the Perl way better here. (3) Function declaration and parameter passing are a bit different. I am more comfortable with the PHP way here, but ymmv. (4) I think the Perl DBI probably gives better database-independence than PHP, but I've never actually tried to port something written in either of them from one database to another.

Xcalabers

12:19 am on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You can enable ASP on Apache using [opensa.org....]
Thing is with Apache a file can either be parsed for #Include statements or a file can be parsed as ASP code but not both. If anyone can prove me wrong I would love to hear about it because of the time invested in my ASP code I don't want to convert to PHP just so I can use apache.

txbakers

11:41 pm on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I looked at opensa.org and while it does claim to be able to support ASP, no where in the docs does it say how, and what the differences are.

I wouldn't trust it without this information.

Xcalabers

6:56 am on Nov 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The only alternative I know of is to buy chilisoft then. I agree with you about the trust issue. That's why they has the source code avalable. Maybe it's just me but when I downloaded the source I couldn't find the mod_asp.so source in the package.
 

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