On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 03:13:39PM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote: > Heiko Voigt wrote: > > While talking about platform independence. How about Windows? AFAIK > > there are no file based sockets. How about using shared memory, thats > > available, instead? It would greatly reduce the needed porting effort. > > What about the git credential helper: it uses UNIX sockets, no? How > does git-credential-winstore  work?
No, the main credential protocol happens over pipes to a child process's stdin/stdout. The credential-cache helper does use unix sockets (since it needs to contact a long-running daemon that caches the credentials), and AFAIK is not available under Windows (but that's OK, because Windows-specific helpers that use secure storage are better anyway). When I introduced credential-cache, I recall somebody mentioned that there is some Windows-equivalent IPC that can be used to emulate unix domain sockets. The calls aren't the same, but as long as your requirements are basically "get messages to/from the daemon", you can probably abstract away the details on a per-platform basis. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the original message or any details in the archive (and I know next to nothing about Windows IPC). -Peff -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html