OpenMoko light web server

michael at michael at
Mon Apr 16 19:25:34 CEST 2007

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Richard Boehme wrote:

> It would be really nice if OpenMoko had a light web server so that we
> could write CGI scripts that would have an OpenMoko stylesheet applied
> to them. That way, we could make OpenMoko apps that we would be able
> to also deploy on normal web servers without having to maintain a
> "OpenMoko" GUI and a web interface.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks.
> Richard Boehme

Funny, they just had a related discussion on the SVHMPC list. You didn't come
from there, did you? :-)

There was a long discussion on the merits and (what's the opposite of merits?)
of doing a UI this way, but at the end of the day I (and a few others) agree
this is a very interesting and useful idea. I personally like the ability to
quickly create a GUI without having to code a GUI or link to any GUI library.

There are many lightweight web servers available, and many should port to
OpenMoko with no difficulty. If I were you, I would add this to the list of
requested apps. To help move it along, you can also do a quick survey of small
footprint embedded web servers (tinyhttpd comes to mind) and provide a list of
candidates. If CGI support is not automatic in all servers (I know very little
about that area) then you can help by identifying servers that support this,
and whatever other features you require. (I would list servers that don't
provide what you need, so that others will know why you didn't recommend their
favorite server)


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