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Re: New PostgreSQL binary distro for Windows NT

From: Joerg Hessdoerfer <Joerg(dot)Hessdoerfer(at)sea-gmbh(dot)com>
To: Jason Tishler <Jason(dot)Tishler(at)dothill(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: New PostgreSQL binary distro for Windows NT
Date: 2000-10-16 16:12:38
Message-ID: 5.0.0.25.0.20001016180740.00a6b3a0@192.168.0.1 (view raw or flat)
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Hi!

At 11:08 16.10.00 -0400, you wrote:
[...]
>The following MS KB article:
>
>     http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q243/4/86.ASP
>
>indicates that AutoExNT is part of the MS Windows 2000 Resource Kit.
>If the licensing terms of the MS Windows 2000 Resource Kit is the same
>as the MS Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit, then AutoExNT is not freely
>distributable.  This is the same issue that srvany.exe (from the MS
>Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit) has.

Yuck! I actually took it of another non-M$ related website ;-)

>My suggestion would be to remove your distro's dependency on AutoExNT
>and replace it will Idetix's Invoker which is unencumbered.  You can
>find Invoker at:
>
>     http://www.idetix.com/files/invkr153.zip

I'll look into it, when my time allows for this. (Probably around
the weekend). Thanks for the pointer!

>BTW, I may eventually patch postmaster (i.e., postgres.exe) to be a
>true NT service similar to what Cygwin did for inetd.exe.  If so, I
>will certainly submit this patch for consideration.

[...]
Yes, that would be best... but, as Daniel Horak mentioned, we should perhaps go
for ipc-daemon as well.

Greetings,
         Joerg


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