About this site

This site is based on the following open source products (bottom up):
Operating System
Happens to currently be SuSE Linux. Any *x or *bsd would do. Any *dows should be avoided.

HTTP Server
Apache 1.3

"Perl" spelled as in mod_perl.

The usual bundle of modules from CPAN that do all that complicated but really boring stuff.

Mason ist based on mod_perl and allows easy creation of consistent looking web sites. Easy? Well, if you want to try it yourself, first have a look. On the other hand I did not encounter any limitations due to mason.

Swishe is able to index many types of files and also databases via external helpers. Swish-e comes with an easy to use perl-interface.

Access Statistics

SQLite is a small and fine file based relational database. Here we use the perl module DBD::SQLite available at CPAN.

Mailman is Gnu's mailing list software. Mailman is certainly overkill for a single, small mailinglist and it could be confusing to users. But then again: I avoid to re-invent the wheel, at least not right now.
Although the page generation is dynamic via Mason/mod_perl, the pages themselves are static and do not contain any scripting. The full source of this site is freely available, just drop me an e-mail.

The pages try hard to be compliant to the W3C Standards. Feel free to check this out by clicking on the following icons. Please report any problems you encounter.

Valid HTML 4.01!     Valid CSS!

The initial version of this site was developed by Patrik Eschle. It is currently maintained by him and hosted at his private tiny ISP in Uster.