[For review only. Not for committing.] Decided to take a crack at this in the interests of knocking over the remaining TODO win32 items asap.
Would appreciate any comments on the code, particularly from win32 people. An obvious missing feature is allowing the service to be registered under a user account, something we certainly need to allow (with this service running under SYSTEM, I've already tripped over some permission issues in the regression tests). A consensus also needs to reached on whether or not to include this in the postmaster: Do we want the win32 service in the postmaster, or a stand-alone exe? (currently hooks into the main.c with a one-liner, but trivial to wrap as a stand-alone exe). Spoke about this off-list with Magnus; he's strongly for stand-alone; I'm fence-sitting. We see that clearly there are some niceties to having this in the postmaster (one less exe to build/configure; same install set for win/*nix; etc), but the downsides include minor impact on the core code and the fact that a user will see two postmaster processes running... the latter I find particularly obnoxious (using a thread to handle the service or PostmasterMain would alleviate this, but would require more work to be able to catch postmaster shutdowns, meaning impact to core code, and unexpected terminations would leave the user at the mercy of the Service Manager). Cheers, Claudio --- Certain disclaimers and policies apply to all email sent from Memetrics. For the full text of these disclaimers and policies see <a href="http://www.memetrics.com/emailpolicy.html">http://www.memetrics.com/em ailpolicy.html</a>
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