> -----Original Message----- > From: Hans-Jürgen Schönig [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 10:54 PM > To: Brian Bruns; [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: [mail] Re: [HACKERS] Win32 port patches submitted > > > Brian Bruns wrote: > > >Problem is, nobody builds packages on windows anyway. They just all > >download the binary a guy (usually literally "one guy") > built. So, let's > >just make sure that one guy has cygwin loaded on his machine > and we'll be > >all set. </tougue in cheek> > > > > > > Correct. > I wonder why we need a Windows port.
Maybe because most of the machines in the world (by a titanic landslide) are Windoze boxes. > I think it is more pain > than sense. In case of Windows I'd rely on a binary > distribution and a piece of > documentation telling how the source can be built. Sounds like a Windows port to me. How is this "Windows build" going to be created without a "Windows port"? > I don't > expect many > people to do it. Usually Open Source guys run *NIX Taken a poll lately? > >Sorry, couldn't help myself...Seriously, it's a cultural thing, I > >wouldn't > >plan on a mighty hoard of windows database developers who > are put off by > >loading cygwin. I do wonder what the requirements are for building > >commercial db's that run on unix and windows. I imagine they are > >similarly off-putting if it were an option. > > > > > > In case of SAP DB they use a tool kit for building > > http://www.sapdb.org/develop/sap_db_development.htm > It is truly painful to build it - even on UNIX (I haven't tried on > Windows and I won't try in the future). > As far as I have seen it throughs millions of compiler warnings. It was simple to build. And if you don't want to build it, they have binary distributions. I have SAP/DB running on this machine (along with SQL*Server, PostgreSQL, DB/2, Oracle, Firebird and a few others) SAP DB is or can be used for SAP (basically, it's a port of Adabas). That makes it kind of important, for obvious reasons. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: subscribe and unsubscribe commands go to [EMAIL PROTECTED]