> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lane [mailto:tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us]
> Sent: 04 September 2001 06:43
> To: dave Page
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Porting to Native WindowsNT/2000
> I thought this might interest you.
> "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.
Jason and others have indeed have indeed got it running as a service using
Cygwins cygrunsrv program. I'm now using this configuration for pgAdmin
hacking on my laptop and it works well.
> 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.
Jean-Michel Poure and I were discussing this yesterday and were looking into
writing a plugin for pgAdmin II that will guide the users through installing
minimal Cygwin with PostgreSQL & the IPC-Daemon on their system. The idea is
that they download and install pgAdmin which is a simple procedure for the
Windows user (== non *nix user) then run a wizard which downloads and sets
up the rest for them so they end up with a working PostgreSQL, running as a
service, with pgAdmin as the admin front end.
We're also looking into a pg_hba.conf editor to make it easier to write and
test pg_hba.conf files.
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