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Re: Microsoft releses Services for Unix

From: "Steve Tibbett" <stibbett(at)zim(dot)biz>
To: "Merlin Moncure" <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>,"pgsql-hackers-win32" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Microsoft releses Services for Unix
Date: 2004-01-14 20:41:39
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Windows users will always prefer a Windows solution to a Unix solution running on SFU... I'd say sticking with the original goal of making a native Win32 version would be preferable.



-----Original Message-----
From: Merlin Moncure [mailto:merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com] 
Sent: MiƩrcoles, 14 de Enero de 2004 03:34 p.m.
To: pgsql-hackers-win32
Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Microsoft releses Services for Unix

> Perhaps with this new development it might be worthwhile investigating 
> getting postgres compiled using this build environment.  This might be
a
> way to shortcut the win32 porting effort and keep the win32 specific 
> code in postgres down to an absolute minimum.

Included with MS SFU is:
Full sys V IPC
Full posix signals
posix threads (as of 3.5)
gcc 3.3
x11

Apparently most of the SFU as based on a fork of OpenBSD.  Unlike Cygwin which is emulated, SFU sys calls interact directly with the windows HAL, so it should be robust and faster.

Maybe it would be a more worthwhile error getting postgres to compile under this environment instead of re-implementing unix system calls.

Thoughts?
Merlin





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