Morbo, i for one welcome our new development web server overlord!

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Sebastian Riedel

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Jun 16, 2011, 11:43:16 PM6/16/11
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There have been a lot of complaints about "--reload", it leaks memory like crazy, crashes a lot and is generally not very reliable.
To address these issues we've now added a new self-restarting development web server called Morbo.
Instead of reloading modules at runtime it actually kills and restarts the application process.

https://github.com/kraih/mojo/commit/5af1133ee81416c4bab8c759d13e24ad52cc7692

Usage is pretty simple and similar to Hypnotoad.

% mojo generate lite_app
...
% morbo myapp.pl
Server available at http://127.0.0.1:3000.

% morbo myapp.pl --listen https://*:5000
Server available at https://127.0.0.1:5000.

By removing a few hacks required for the old "--reload" support we also managed to reduce memory usage by about 1mb per worker process and increase overall performance by 5-10%.

It is still experimental, but i'm looking forward to your feedback and patches, please go ahead and test Morbo extensively!

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Jason Dixon

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Jun 16, 2011, 11:44:22 PM6/16/11
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Very glad to hear this. I gave up on --reload a while back so I'll be
happy to give this a test drive soon.

Thanks,
Jason

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sri

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Jun 16, 2011, 11:53:08 PM6/16/11
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Btw. I'm not sure yet what files to watch by default.
At the moment it starts with just the application script and you have
to add directories yourself.

% mojo generate app
...
% cd myapp
% morbo script/myapp -w .

It's a bit tricky because for normal Mojolicious applications you
would want to watch everything below the current working directory,
while for single file Mojolicious::Lite apps in your home directory
that could be rather unpleasant.

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sri

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Jun 17, 2011, 5:15:59 PM6/17/11
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Morbo will now also by default watch the "lib", "templates" and
"public" directories in the current working directory.
That should cover the most common use cases.

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sri

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Jun 18, 2011, 2:25:10 PM6/18/11
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And Morbo has now been released together with Mojolicious 1.44. :)

https://github.com/kraih/mojo/blob/v1.44/Changes

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