On 2016-03-31 13:30:58 +0300, Yury Zhuravlev wrote:
> Craig Ringer wrote:
> >Yeah, you're right. He's not the only one either.
> >
> >I was reacting to the original post, and TBH didn't think it through. The
> >commit logs suggest there's a decent amount of work that goes in, and I'm
> >sure a lot of it isn't visible when just looking for 'windows', 'win32',
> >'msvc', etc.
> >
> >Even the build system affects people who don't use it, if they're adding
> >features. I recently backported a bunch of 9.3 functionality to 9.1, and
> >in the process simply stripped out all the Windows build system changes as
> >"meh, too hard, don't care".
> >
> >So yeah. I casually handwaved away a lot of work that's not highly
> >visible, but still happens and is important, and was wrong to do so. I've
> >done a bit on Windows myself but didn't fully recognise the burden support
> >for it places on patches to core infrastructure and on committers.
> Maybe someone in the community to appoint a chief for Windows?

If somebody wanted to be that they'd just have to start doing it. It's
not like windows problems are an infrequent occurrance.

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