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RE: How about a Windows NT port of PostgreSQL

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Espen Harlinn <espen(dot)harlinn(at)seamos(dot)no>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: RE: How about a Windows NT port of PostgreSQL
Date: 1999-03-04 17:43:47
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.05.9903041339590.62944-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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I'm CC'ng this into the ports mailing list...

I swore someone posted a URL to work done in this regard, using all the
Cygnus utilities for NT, but can't find the link ...

On Thu, 4 Mar 1999, Espen Harlinn wrote:

> As far as I am able to determine, all attempts on porting PostgreSQL to
> Windows NT have failed. This seems to be directly related to items 3 and 4
> in my original mail for you. The use of shellscripts/awk/sed etc. is
> probably the hardest part to get right - and is a direct result of NT not
> supporting any fork-like functionality. Due to the lack of fork it's next to
> impossible to build a fully working version of bash, the various seds, awks,
> greps, etc.  for NT all have their small faults resulting in problems with
> the shellscripts/awk/sed etc.
> 
> The nice thing about perl is that the language works very well on NT, and in
> this case there should be no incompatibility problems between a Unix version
> and a NT version replacing the current method.
> 
> I also think that a fully functional Windows NT version of PostgreSQL will
> generate more support for the system both on Linux and on Windows NT.
> If you could direct me to somebody who would be willing to do the conversion
> of the scripts this would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Espen Harlinn
> Senior Engineer, Software
> Seamos AS
> e-mail:espen(dot)harlinn(at)seamos(dot)no
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: The Hermit Hacker [mailto:scrappy(at)hub(dot)org]
> > Sent: 4. mars 1999 15:23
> > To: Espen Harlinn
> > Subject: Re: How about a Windows NT port of PostgreSQL
> >
> >
> >
> > There is currently a port of PostgreSQL to NT...you'll wnant to search the
> > mailing list archives, though, to find out more information...
> >
> > On Thu, 4 Mar 1999, Espen Harlinn wrote:
> >
> > > I have been toying with the idea of creating a Windows NT port
> > of PostgreSQL
> > > for some time, and I am willing to attempt to port PostgreSQL
> > to Windows NT.
> > > I am well aware that this is not a trivial project, and I would
> > need some
> > > help and support to accomplish such a project.
> > >
> > > As far as I have been able to determine this will require some
> > restructuring
> > > of the code:
> > >
> > > 1. The use of fork.
> > >
> > > 2. Adaptation of TCP/IP to Winsock
> > >
> > > 3. The use of shellscripts/awk/sed etc. If someone would
> > convert this part
> > > of the code into perl scripts I should be able
> > >    to perform the rest of the port.
> > >
> > > 4. remake of the build process - again I think perl is the tool
> > for job, and
> > > I may come up with a tool which is easier to
> > >    maintain than autoconf.
> > >
> > > Best regards
> > >
> > > Espen Harlinn
> > > Senior Engineer, Software
> > > Seamos AS
> > > e-mail:espen(dot)harlinn(at)seamos(dot)no
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Marc G. Fournier
> > Systems Administrator @ hub.org
> > primary: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           secondary:
> > scrappy(at){freebsd|postgresql}.org
> >
> 
> 

Marc G. Fournier                                
Systems Administrator @ hub.org 
primary: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           secondary: scrappy(at){freebsd|postgresql}.org 


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