This document now only lists modules and frameworks that are not covered by the Python Web Frameworks Overview - see that document for more detailed information about criteria and for qualitative (and comparative) information about the "major" Python Web frameworks.
The following packages are regarded as being one or more of the following things:
Of course, one of the advantages of the open source development model is that unpopular, obsolete and abandoned projects need not remain as such, even if the original author believes his/her package to be one or all of those things.
An application server that was abandoned fairly quickly once the author saw Webware. It aimed to provide an ASP-like environment with a FastCGI deployment option.
The original PSP (not to be confused with the Webware plug-in of the same name) attempted to provide an ASP-like environment with Python as the embedded page language. It no longer appears to be available, and had not been developed for a long time before the Web site went down.
Inspired by Turbine and FreeTrade, this package has remained fairly static for a long period of time now.
PMZ attempts to take Python-in-HTML to the extremes that DTML (within Zope) never attempted. Despite getting a SourceForge project a while after development had effectively stopped, the project now seems to be dormant.
Another ASP-like framework for Python, deployed using CGI.
Created as a super-project from the separate Zebra, Weblib and ZDC (Zike Data Classes) projects, features such as templating, Web development and persistence are supported. Community activity does not appear to be that great, but the author does seem committed to his works.
Appeared to be an interesting portal concept, but unfortunately, it never seemed to get very much developer attention from the greater Python community. Presentation used ASP-like techniques as deployment options included FastCGI.
Another ASP-like presentation framework with CGI deployment options. This is possibly one of the newer "independent" ASP-oriented projects, yet it seems fairly untouched as far as recent development is concerned.
A "workalike" for the Perl
CGI.pm module, this module appears
not to be the focus of recent development activity.
The Web site seems to be unavailable.
Another ASP-like framework, but unlike other such systems, other Web development features are provided and development has taken place on the framework relatively recently. Deployment options include CGI.
Inspired by PMZ, this package provides "hypertext preprocessing" and is intended for use with mod_python, but can be used on its own. It does not seem to have had much development attention of late (ie. since 2000).
Another ASP-inspired framework but with stated goals of extensibility and simplicity. Updates appear to stop in early 2001. Deployment options include CGI.
Described as "yet another" framework, but seemingly still actively developed, this package provides support for various aspects of Web application development, such as form handling, sessions and so on. Deployment options include CGI.
This package is restricted only to form processing and is intended to be an
incompatible replacement for the Python
cgi module. Deployment
options include PyApache.
The Web site does not seem to be available, but information from the Vaults of Parnassus seems to suggest that programs using this package are deployed using CGI.
The following packages have been removed: