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Re: win2k, service, pg_ctl, popen, etc

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,<pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: win2k, service, pg_ctl, popen, etc
Date: 2004-07-21 14:31:57
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> > As I understand it, Windows has a standard set of DLL/EXE metadata 
> > (build number, copyright, product name yadda yadda
> > yadda) stored in some well-known segment of the file. Is there any 
> > reason we can't put the version number somewhere in there 
> and use some 
> > standard API to extract it, rather than running the .exe to make it 
> > tell us? (Not that I have any idea how to do such a thing.)
> We could, see VerQueryValue() and friends on MSDN.
> It *requires* that the version number *always* follows the 
> pattern a.b.c.d, where each of a-d is a 32 bit unsigned int. 
> Meaning there is no way to determine RCs etc, unless we start 
> tracking build numbers in some way.

Actually, if we want the string, we could always create a string table
resource and store it in that. And then load it with LoadString(). We
just need to be sure we store the exact same thing there, but a string
resource will support any null terminated string.


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