[Catalyst] Newbie help

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Thu Jan 15 00:14:04 GMT 2009

Diego M. Vadell wrote:
> Hi everybody,
>    I'm making a nice little webapp in Catalyst: metheorology models run via 
> crontab and catalyst shows the data and graphs that they produce. Im very 
> happy how it's working so far.
>    Now I have been asked if I could make a "Run the model now" button, that 
> would run a script (the model) and show it's output in a popup window. 
>    The process may run for about 15 minutes, so I have to handle , somehow, 
> the browser timing out because of lack of output. I thought about making the 
> script output to a tmp file and using ajax to query that file.
>    What is the best way to do that? Is there a nice, magical CPAN module out 
> there? :)

You don't really need one..

Simplest way to handle this would be for the web page to kick off the 
model running in another process, and then immediately display a web 
page that says "Please wait, model running.."

That page then either uses javascript or a http-refresh mechanism to 
check back every 30 seconds to see if the model is ready yet.


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