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RE: [GENERAL] Anyone doing a native NT port?

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: David Heinecke <dheinecke(at)axent(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: RE: [GENERAL] Anyone doing a native NT port?
Date: 1999-09-29 03:14:23
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Just curious, but why is using the CyWin stuff not an option? *raised

On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, David Heinecke wrote:

> Yeah,
> That is pretty much the short of it.  My greatest concern undertaking an
> effort like this is the resultant #ifdef/#else/#endif mess that I will need
> to make of the code.  We do a lot of cross-platform development here and
> ultimately the code begins to look very ugly to anything except a
> preprocessor.  The alternative is to put most of the nt-specific code in
> separate files, but then we would have to merge over the newer code from the
> CVS repository.  It is not a job that I look forward to, but our unix
> customers are clamoring for PostGRE on the backend and our non-unix
> customers are not going to be satisfied with MySQL.  Sucks to be me, I
> guess.
> Dave Heinecke
> Senior Software Engineer
> Axent Technologies
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Momjian [mailto:maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us]
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 10:47 AM
> To: David Heinecke
> Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Anyone doing a native NT port?
> > Hello,
> > 
> > My company is pretty impressed with postgre on unix, but we also need a
> > native port for nt (it is not an option to have our customers install
> cygwin
> > on their production systems.)  Ideally we would like to see the backend
> > running as a native service under nt.  We have the resources to do the
> port
> > ourselves (I will probably end up doing the work myself), but I was
> > wondering if there was already an effort underway to develop something
> like
> > this.
> Yikes, you want to run the PostgreSQL backend without Unix simulator
> support!  Wow, that sounds like a big job.
> I know of no one who has done this.  You can see from the FAQ item that
> people have running under U/Win too, but I that is a Unix emulator too.
> Seems like you would basically be writing another emulator for NT to do
> the things we do under Unix, no?
> -- 
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