Michael & Joel:
Here is a rant for both of you.
Joel, Win32 is buggy no matter what flavor and you cannot fix the
problem or isolate problems
because it is closed source. (I bet poorly written source at that - like
Linux has bugs, but you have the "opportunity" of fixing what you want
to. Don't complain about
the mail( ) bug, get off your duff and fix it. Or create a simple
workaround and keep moving forward.
Or hire those supposed win32 developers with your own funds and "do it
right" according to your desires.
Your mail rant does not even suggest you have tried fixing the bug. Not
everything will be done for you. But the spirit
of the open source community will at least offer ideas and advice on how
to go about fixing it.
Oops, I'm sorry, Win32 is closed source. Your problems will only get
solved by sheer luck. And tons of trial and error.
I believe that Win32 worshippers should be responsible for maintaining
the port to Win32
and that Unix (linux) oriented types should focus on nothing but unix
and not waste
time considering the portability to Win32. Let the Win32 types create an
interface layer back
to Win32 if they want PHP4.x badly enough.
PHP is suffering time delays due to supporting Win32, it should support
unix first, win32 as an after effort by
a trailing Win32 team (which will never be able to keep up with true
open source pace)
Michael, since you hate all the aforementioned OS's, but each seems to
have its usefulness in some fashion,
what OS do you actually like?
End of rant.
a battle scarred Win32 soldier...
who defected to linux...to allow the wounds to heal...
Michael Loftis wrote:
> win32 support is and always has been admittedly lacking. I personally don't
> take it serious as a web serving platform, I have seen any number of sites
> hit the wall hard when it comes to scaling with Win32 based platforms. It's
> suitable for testing and development maybe but not deployment.
> PHP has made best-effort to port to a badly screwed up platform. If you have
> a problem with the win32 port then work on it, submit patches. Thats how the
> open source model works.
> Sorry that your experience with PHP has been less than ideal. I'm not an OS
> bigot either, I freely hate Linux, and even BSD, Mac too, and Windows. I
> believe though that each is right in certain areas.
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > Well I feel the need for another rant.
> > <rant start>
> > I reported several times about the bugs in the win32 mail() function.
> > Over a year ago too.
> > Well it looks like all the response that was given to it was about in the
> > nature of "don't know nothin about it 'cause I'm into linux".
> > If you want to port to Windows you could at least get some win32
> > programmers to do it right.
> > <rant over.>
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