|Newbie questions about Pliant
Port 8080 already in use!
port 8080 in use by another server, How do I configure Pliant on another port?
|Message posted by maybe Elmlish on 2001/07/10 17:39:26
I've just installed Pliant, and I'm trying to get
the http server up and running.
My problem is that since I have Zope installed
and configured to use port 8080,
Pliant won't start up it's own http server.
I'd like to keep both Zope and Pliant,
but I don't know what port are ok to use.
|Message posted by maybe Hubert Tonneau on 2001/07/10 18:29:13
|Any port can be used by an HTTP server (also some ranges are not recommended
because use by TCP dynamic port allocation).
8081 is good idea.
|Message posted by maybe Elmlish on 2001/07/10 20:08:06
That did the trick!
Now I've just got to figure out how to program in Pliant!.
I'm rather new to the world of programming, I've only done a
bit of Web dev and played around with Python.
I've read a couple of C++ books, but have always been a bit
turned off by that language.
I'm hoping Pliant and I can engage in a beautiful and
One thing that I would eventually like to do is work on an
editor for this and whatever other language I decide to
toy around in. A part of this I was hoping to use a bit
of XML here and there. Would you by any chance know if
anyone has created any XML Parsers or some such utilities?
I'd also probably need whatever GUI toolkit you had going..
who knows... Maybe I'll have to wait. Do you have any
recommended tasks that would help me wrap my brain around Pliant?
I hope to have fun with Pliant,
|Message posted by maybe Hubert Tonneau on 2001/07/13 10:24:18
|There are really to steps when using a development tool:
- how you start and get your first toy application running
- how it get's truely productive and evolve over years
Well known commercial products tend to mainly focus on the first step because
when you did the first step, you buy the product, and it is their ultimate
On the other hand, free products tend to focus on the second step because they
are mainly developped by andvanced users that are no more facing first step
So, the 'price' to pay for using a free softwares is to provide more efforts
on the first step.
The GUI based installation tool and the GUI based development environment are
two things that area clearly targeted towards the first step only.
Only commercial providers will find the effort to provide these worthy.
Now, if you want to play with Pliant, pick you favorit editor, and use it.
The first area you should probably try is to build a small database, and
access it through dynamic web pages. In this area an article for the Pliant
journal would be great, and I think it's a reasonable goal to plan one
for the end of the summer.