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Re: Porting to Native WindowsNT/2000

From: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
To: Ian Lance Taylor <ian(at)airs(dot)com>
Cc: Dwayne Miller <dmiller(at)espgroup(dot)net>, mlw <markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Porting to Native WindowsNT/2000
Date: 2001-09-02 14:28:01
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Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> "Dwayne Miller" <dmiller(at)espgroup(dot)net> writes:
> As mlw said, porting Postgres to run natively on Windows would be a
> significant effort.  The forking mechanism it uses currently would
> have to be completely rearchitected.  The buffer, file manager, and
> networking code would have to be rewritten.  Off the top of my head,
> for a top programmer who is an expert in Unix, Windows, and Postgres,
> it might take a year. 

IIRC someone had the backend working in multithreaded mode (actually 
he had one of the forked backends doing it) as a part of some 
java-driven backend.

From the description of it it seemed that it did not take a full 
man-year to get there ;)


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