I’ve been doing a little performance and memory benchmarking, but let me say that I think I like mod_rails. I’ll write up something a little bit later, but for distribution, mod_rails = sysadmin love. Just install a gem, run an installer and add 5 lines to your httpd.conf file and your running. As a bonus, it’s even slightly faster than mongrel (though you pay for it with a slightly higher footprint upfront). Anyway, you got to love that.
Anyway, LibraryFind 0.9 is “finished”, having been migrated to Rails 2.2.2 on a server running mod_rails for testing. I’m going to be working to wrap this up this week (I hope) and move it from R&D testing to public testing here in the library. And as an fyi — I have a few more cool changes to note — though those will be subject of a different post.