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Re: Committing Resources to Win32

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Committing Resources to Win32
Date: 2003-11-07 10:23:05
Message-ID: 3FAB7289.7070702@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Claudio Natoli wrote:

> 
>Hello there,
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>
>> I have arranged to have 1 full time dedicated programmer to the Win32 
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>port.
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>That's fantastic. I've been trying to arrange the same thing at my
>company...
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>

I agree, it's great.

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>> Specifically, I believe and through conversations with several Win32 
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>programmers I know, that using create process is a bad idea and that we
>should move to a threaded model (at least for Win32).
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>CreateProcess appears to be the method the core developers have decided
>upon. Unfortunately, and speaking from experience, unless either the
>decision to use MingW as a build environment is reviewed (as opposed to
>VC++, for instance), or MingW "soon" supports thread local storage
>declspecs, a threaded implementation would be just too difficult to
>integrate cleanly with the existing source base.
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The requirement is that we can build with opensource tools. I'm quite 
prepared to buy the (cheap version of) VC++, but only as a last resort.

cheers

andrew


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