Web server on the phone?
openmoko at otisbean.com
Wed Jul 16 09:35:13 CEST 2008
Basically all of my experience writing UIs is on the web. I'd like to
run a webserver on the phone, so I can write dirt-simple UIs that way,
rather than getting tied up in GTK/e/Qt.
I see that there's a busybox server:
One might also consider thttpd:
I suspect any of them would be OK for serving static files. However, I
wonder if CGI would be feasible. I'm guessing that spawning a shell
script wouldn't be too hard, but I suspect that spinning up a whole
python process might be a bit much for the little arm CPU. Anyone have
any thoughts on that?
Since I'm quite familiar with Django (http://www.djangoproject.com), I
thought I might just run the Django development server, which has a
toy-ish httpd server built in. That way I'd already have python
running, so I'd avoid all the fork/exec/load-libraries overhead.
Not really sure where I'm going with this, just throwing out ideas to
see if anyone says yea or nay.
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