> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Wieck [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 11:47 AM
> To: Peter Eisentraut
> Cc: Justin Clift; Hannu Krosing; Bruce Momjian; Tom Lane; 
> Postgres development
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Win32 port patches submitted
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > 
> > Justin Clift writes:
> > 
> > > The advantages to having the Win32 port be natively 
> compatible with 
> > > Visual Studio is that it already is (no toolset-porting 
> work needed 
> > > there),
> > 
> > You're missing a couple of points here.  First, the MS 
> Visual whatever 
> > compiler can also be used with a makefile-driven build system.  
> > Second, the port as it stands isn't really compatible with anything 
> > except Jan's build instructions.  There's a lot of work to be done 
> > before we get anything that builds out of the box in the 
> 7.4 branch, 
> > and it's going to be a lot easier if we do it using the 
> build system 
> > we already have and know.
> Absolutely right, I know that the build environment is more a 
> mess than an environment. All I said is that we have a 
> stable, working, native Win32 PostgreSQL 7.2.1 ... 
> And I don't care if we use MingW, Borland, Cygwin or a big 
> blend of it all, as long as the final result can be shipped 
> binary under the BSD license. 

It would be very nice if we could drive the whole thing under Mingw.  It
has an environment that the current developers will be familiar with
(bash, ksh, GCC, etc.) and probably some scripts could perform all the
manual operations.

Is there a place I can download the current patched tree?  I might look
at automating the process to some degree.

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