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pypm install ore.wsgiapp

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version 0.3.2 on Jan 5th, 2011


This packages allows one to bootstrap a zope3 environment as a wsgi application without a ZODB.

Users of this package instead register the root object to be published as an IApplication utility, which is looked up and returned by the default publication. All object publishing/traversal continues on from this user defined root object.

In addition, this package supports standard zope3 zcml loading, and debug features.


A brief tutorial in using ore.wsgiapp to construct applications

Define an Application

First we need to define an object which implements IApplication, which will be the root of our published application, useful base classes for this purpose are in the ore.wsgiapp.app module.

>>> from ore.wsgiapp import app
>>> class MyApplication( app.Application ): pass

now if we register this object as a utility it will be the root object published by zope.

>>> provideUtility( MyApplication )

you will still need to provide views, subobjects, etc.

Paste Configuration

To use with Paste, you include a configuration section like:

System Message: WARNING/2 (<string>, line 43)

Literal block expected; none found.


[app:zope] use = egg:ore.wsgiapp zcml = test.zcml


Its often useful to defer application setup till after the application has finished loading its configuration, so that component architecture is fully configured. in order to allow for this, ore.wsgiapp generates a IWSGIApplicationCreatedEvent with the application as an attribute. we can register a subscriber for this in zcml, and it will be invoked after configuration is loaded.

As an example we'll use an event subscriber to

>>> from zope.app.component import site
>>> from zope.app.container.sample import SampleContainer
>>> def appSetUp( app, eventevent ):
...    """Initialize an application"""
...    # setup a local site manager
...    sm = site.LocalSiteManager( self.context )
...    self.context.setSiteManager( sm )
...    # add a folder
...    app['news'] = SampleContainer()
PDB Debug Mode

A useful facility for application development supported by ore.wsgiapp is to allow the application to automatically drop into a post mortem debugging session, in the python debugger, on an unhandled exception in the application. ore.wsgiapp supports pdb debug mode, simply by turning on the developer mode configuration. The developer mode also enables other features in the zope stack, such as automatic reloading of page templates, etc.

[app:main] use = egg:zope.publisher publication = egg:zope.publisher#sample foo = bar

Detailed example

There's a sample application class in ore.wsgiapp.tests.TestApp, along with a simple default view ore.wsgiapp.tests.AppView. We setup

>>> test_zcml_contents

We can create a WSGI application for this application by calling the ore.wsgiapp paste application factory. This app accepts zcml keyword arg to point to a initial application configuration, and a devmode boolean switch. We'll get the factory by looking it up with package resources:

>>> import pkg_resources
>>> app_factory = pkg_resources.load_entry_point(
...     'ore.wsgiapp', 'paste.app_factory', 'main')
>>> app = app_factory(dict(global_option=42),
...                   zcml=test_zcml_path)

We can perform a test web request by calling the app factory with an environment dictionary and a start-response function:

>>> def start_response(status, headers):
...     print status
>>> import cStringIO
>>> env = {'CONTENT_TYPE': 'text/plain', 'PATH_INFO': '/',
...        'REQUEST_METHOD': 'GET', 'wsgi.input':  cStringIO.StringIO('')}
>>> for data in app(env, start_response):
...     print data,
200 Ok
Hello World

0.3.2 - May 1st, 2008

  • additional documentation and tests

0.3.1 - January 10th, 2008

  • add app open event to hook setup after configuration loading

0.3 - January 9th, 2008

  • First Public Release

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