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Re: Committing Resources to Win32

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Committing Resources to Win32
Date: 2003-11-12 03:33:19
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Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> >> Specifically, I believe and through conversations with several Win32 
> >>    
> >>
> >programmers I know, that using create process is a bad idea and that we
> >should move to a threaded model (at least for Win32).
> >
> >CreateProcess appears to be the method the core developers have decided
> >upon. Unfortunately, and speaking from experience, unless either the
> >decision to use MingW as a build environment is reviewed (as opposed to
> >VC++, for instance), or MingW "soon" supports thread local storage
> >declspecs, a threaded implementation would be just too difficult to
> >integrate cleanly with the existing source base.
> >
> >  
> >
> The requirement is that we can build with opensource tools. I'm quite 
> prepared to buy the (cheap version of) VC++, but only as a last resort.

Actually, I think the requirement wasn't that we can build with
open-source tools, but rather that we can build using the same toolchain
we have under Unix.  The concern was that a separate build environment
made up of Visual C project files was not maintainable.  MinGW allows us
to use that same tool chain, as does Cygwin as well.

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