[Twisted-Python] Understanding the role of .tap files

Abe Fettig abe at fettig.net
Thu Aug 12 19:58:12 MDT 2004

Hi folks,

I'm looking for help understanding how .tap files are meant to be used 
in production.  I know that a .tap, when generated, contains the 
configuration info for an application.  And there are tools like tap2deb 
and tap2ntsvc that take the information in a .tap and convert it into an 
installable packages.  But then what happens when the user who installs 
the package wants to change some aspect of the configuration?  Typically 
on UNIX they would edit a config file, but if I understand correctly 
using a config file for twisted apps is discouraged.

Could someone describe how this process is supposed to work:

1. User installs package built from tap file.
2. User runs application
3. User changes application config
4. User restarts application



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