[Lazarus] GUI development for web UI

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Wed Dec 1 14:43:41 CET 2010

On 12/01/2010 02:16 PM, Joost van der Sluis wrote:
>> My FastCGI process is running as a windows service.
> What is exactly the reason for this? Isn't it much easier when the
> webserver starts (and stops, when it is not used) the cgi-application,
> than doing this in a Windows service?
As creating process is a time consuming effort in Windows, fast-cgi-ing 
already running processes would offer a lot faster response.

OTOH, If doing Windows, Microsoft of course wants you to use IIS. 
Microsoft IIS provides the ISAPI interface between the webserver and the 
cgi program, that in this case is neither a program nor a service, but a 
DLL. ISAPI offers similar features like FGCI but in a Windows-centric way.

A colleague of mine (using Delphi) did a quite complex application based 
on ISAP. it's running just fine for a lot of customers.

In fact he did an ISAPI "proxy" DLL, that communicates with a service 
(or program). This way debugging is a lot easier than directly debugging 


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