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Re: Porting to Native WindowsNT/2000

From: mlw <markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
To: Dwayne Miller <dmiller(at)espgroup(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Porting to Native WindowsNT/2000
Date: 2001-09-01 23:54:14
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Dwayne Miller wrote:
> I understand that the current port of Postgres for Windows requires the
> cygwin package.  I'd like to understand the requirement for cygwin,and
> possibly try to port Postgres to run natively on Windows as a NT/2K
> service.  Anyone like to identify the challenges in such a port?  Is it
> at all possible?  Anyone else trying to do this?

I'm not trying to do so, but I'm not sure I would say it is possible without
the the type of technology in cygwin.

I have spent a lot of years writing NT drivers and programs. Unless you have a
real reason why cygwin is not practical, why bother?

The OS differences between NT and UNIX are huge. The main difference are
processes. There is no "fork" in NT, and that is a huge gulf to cross. Is there
a reason why you would not want to use cygwin?

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