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Re: Porting to Native WindowsNT/2000

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Ken Hirsch" <kenhirsch(at)myself(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Porting to Native WindowsNT/2000
Date: 2001-09-03 20:30:31
Message-ID: 6223.999549031@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Ken Hirsch" <kenhirsch(at)myself(dot)com> writes:
>>> Three.... can you start cygwin programs on startup of the system?

> It's not quite as simple as that.  You can run it as a service under the
> SRVANY program, but that doesn't provide for a clean shut-down.  Has anybody
> written an NT service wrapper for Postgresql?

IIRC, Jason Tishler was working on one awhile back.  Check the mailing
list archives.

As far as the general topic goes: this has come up several times before,
and the conclusion has always been that a native Windows port would
require effort (both initial, and ongoing maintenance) vastly out of
proportion to the reward.

But it occurs to me that it might be useful to provide a downloadable
package that includes both the Postgres server and as much of Cygwin
as you need to run it, all wrapped up in a nice friendly installer.

			regards, tom lane

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