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"Mojolicious" has lost it's Mojo

I've recently encountered my second issue with Mojolicious; since the Mojo team had recently added some core developers and reinstated their ticket system via GitHub I decided to open a ticket.

The first issue I presented to the team was their use of "daemon" as a command line param to launch your webapp, however, it unexpectedly ran the app in the foreground. My understanding of "daemon" and the behavior of any number of apps is that "-d" or daemon-mode meant background execution.

The issue I am currently working on is the new 2.37 version. It's the first build from the new core team and that was a good thing, however, it would not build on my system (OpenBSD 5.0). So I reported it. The response that I received directed me to the CPAN team who verified that it worked.

Less obvious was the notion that I needed to check my dependencies. So I suggested exactly that... to which I received a reply that a) we were off topic and b) that there are no dependencies.

Well, ok... we were a little off topic... but there is such a thing as customer service. And while the cpan install file may not actually set the dependencies... they are listed on the CPAN page. So why not add that to the install?

So I'm up to my eyeballs in this. I've spent the last few months (calendar time) trying to wrap my head around this thing called Mojolicious. I happen to like perl and the CPAN. But I'm also frustrated with my two encounters with the Mojolicious team. They are neither smart enough or pretty enough to warrant this sort of snarkey-ness,

In the last 24-hours I've spent some time looking at flask, Werkzeug, Cyclone, and of course I already use Django and TornadoWeb. I also like python. The dependencies are easier here too.


  1. [...] several months of preparation to build this app I’m regretfully abandoning the effort. a) the mojo guys; b) since I’ve decided to concentrate on Python… RestMQ will have to do because there [...]


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