On 02/04/2014 11:30 AM, Andres Freund wrote:

We have details on how to build with Mingw/Msys on Windows on an Amazon

VM <http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Building_With_MinGW> which is
free or very cheap. Do I need to give instructions on how to do this
MSVC builds too? It's really not terribly hard.
Err. It might not be very hard but it certainly is time consuming. And that for 
people not caring about windows.

If there were usable, regularly refreshed, instances out there'd it'd be 
slightly less bad. But this still by far the most annoying and intrusive 
platform to care about.

If someone volunteered to pay for the storage, I'd be prepared to make some time to create an AMI to reduce the startup time dramatically. Basically it would be "boot the AMI and start testing your patches". I'd even make it as friendly as possible for people who don't like to get too far from unix-ish environments.



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