Subject: Re: [boost] CGI / FastCGI library update
From: Jarrad Waterloo (jwaterloo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-19 08:48:31
2 file requests
1) On file upload it would be nice to be notified at the beginning,
between processing the header and the multipart, and periodically, lets
say every 4K (configurable), in addition to the already when processed.
Also FastCGI supports giving a completed response before even the the
request is completely processed. Allowing the request and response to be
split in separate threads permits the server to give progress indicator
while the file is being uploaded.
2) Frequently, I disallow files from being saved on the server, rather I
would like to process the file while it is being uploaded. Use case
would be I may have a CSV parser that reads from a stream and would
notify me by callback upon successfully reading a row which I would then
On 5/18/2010 8:14 PM, Darren Garvey wrote:
> I have packaged a version of a CGI / FastCGI library* up to sourceforge and
> would very much appreciate feedback and critique from interested parties.
> Feedback from this list has been invaluable in the past. You can download
> the library from:
> The documentation still needs work, which I am doing as I can find the time.
> It can be found online at:
> and a brief feature list can be found from:
> The library interface has reached a relatively stable point after a savage
> bunch of changes recently and I'm quite pleased with how it is shaping up. A
> brief list of features of the library are:
> * Out of the box support for FastCGI and CGI, tested with Apache 2.2 and
> mod_fcgid on Windows XP, 7 and linux.
> * Type-safe access to different request data (eg. get / post / environment /
> * Access to request data in STL-like constructs, with some CGI-specific
> helper functions.
> * Optional support for user-defined, strongly-typed sessions.
> * A lightweight utility wrapper for using HTML / XML / etc. templates -
> dubbed "stencils".
> * A traits-based design that allows library users to alter the
> implementation of parts of the library at compile time.
> For reference, the code is also in the Boost sandbox at:
> * the one started way back in the GSoC of 2007...
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