[erlang-questions] Misultin EOL

Joe Armstrong <>
Fri Feb 17 15:39:48 CET 2012


Thanks for all your hard work Roberto - I've been a fan
of Misultin for a while now. I always choose the code
with the best documentation since I don't care about efficiency.

So thanks once again for your efforts.

BWT I posted

   https://github.com/joearms/adapter_pattern

today - this provides a 100% identical interface to
mochiweb, misultin and cowboy (and a scripting language EHE) which
should remove some of the pain of moving from
misultin to "something else".

Cheers

/Joe


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Roberto Ostinelli <> wrote:
> Dear list,
>
> Misultin development has been discontinued.
>
> There currently are three main webserver libraries which basically do
> similar things:
>
> Mochiweb
> Cowboy
> Misultin
>
> Especially since the recent heavy development of Cowboy's HTTP server, I
> believe there is way too much duplication of efforts going on here. This is
> why Misultin's current 'state of the art' has been frozen in the latest tag,
> v0.9, to support all the companies currently using Misultin in their
> production environment. I'm here to provide help, if needed, in moving away
> from it. Thus, this server should be robust and stable enough to continue
> serving your needs for some time.
>
> Instead of letting this library stand on github without notice, and getting
> developers still use this project, I have preferred to explicitly state to
> gradually move away from it, so that efforts can be concentrated around one
> server library only. It's hard enough to let one 'child' like this one go,
> but I believe it's best for the whole Erlang community. There are many ways
> to try to help each other in the community, I believe this decision is now
> for the better.
>
> Mochiweb has been around the block for a while and it's proven solid in
> production, I can only recommend it for all basic webserver needs you might
> have. Cowboy has a very interesting approach since it allows to use multiple
> TCP and UDP protocols on top of a common acceptor pool. It is a very modern
> approach, is very actively maintained and many projects are starting to be
> built around it.
>
> I'll personally concentrate my efforts around Cowboy, simply because the
> projects I'm involved in often require multiple procotols. I really hope
> that it'll live up to the expectations that I'm putting into this.
>
> Thank you to everyone that has been supporting Misultin in these years.
> Hopefully its code usability, which I still believe to be unmatched (well, I
> have developed it so how could I feel differently about this ^^_), will
> provide inspiration for some library interfaces.
>
> Best to you all,
>
> r.
>
>
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