[Twisted-Python] Is twisted the right tool for this job?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Jul 13 16:25:36 EDT 2006

On Jul 13, 2006, at 12:20 PM, Bad Bob wrote:

> I'm writing a simple image archive program. The program is for  
> indexing a whole lot of pictures we sell on a CD. The focus of the  
> product is on the pictures, not the viewer, so it's pretty simple;  
> it just shows the pictures, sorted by category's, resizes them to  
> whatever size the user wants (with imagemagick), and searches  
> though the collection.
> Right now, the program is using a Twisted webserver in the backend.  
> All the pages are dynamic, based off one template file. The gui is  
> a very simple Venster (venster.sf.net) frontend, mainly consisting  
> of a web browser control, and some code to open a file-save dialog  
> when the user clicks save to save a picture.
> I'm wondering if there is a better way to do this. Perhaps twisted  
> is a bit too much for all of this? Another problem is when Twisted  
> opens up the server port, firewalls start complaining. Perhaps  
> there is a better way. Also, if there is something better then  
> venster for a front end, I'd be glad to hear about that, too.

It may shut up the firewall apps if you specify interface=''  
in your listenTCP call.


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