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Re: Committing Resources to Win32

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Committing Resources to Win32
Date: 2003-11-12 04:05:20
Message-ID: 200311120405.hAC45Kq06313@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Hello,
> 
>   I have arranged to have 1 full time dedicated programmer to the Win32 
> port. I
> can commit this person for 320 hours. I may also be able to add an 
> additional
> full time programmer (for a total of 2) to the win32 project in a short 
> period of time.
> However before I commit the resources I would like to get an idea of the 
> direction
> the project is going.
> 
>   Specifically, I believe and through conversations with several Win32 
> programmers
> I know, that using create process is a bad idea and that we should move to
> a threaded model (at least for Win32).
> 
>   What are people's thoughts on this. Is there a development plan for 
> the Win32
> version that I perhaps haven't seen or are we just kind of hacking it as 
> we go along?

Basically, I think we are going in the right direction on the Win32
port:

	http://momjian.postgresql.org/main/writings/pgsql/win32.html

If we need threading in the future, we can add it but the basic work
still needs to be done, and I think CreateProcess will be a minor issue.

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