Also there's a problem with the "Linux Attitude": they've only ever heard of "source compatibility", no such thing as "binary compatibility". Even the "source compatibility" leaves a lot to be desired (did you know Linux has something called "autoconf"? why do you think they do that?).
IMO, unless you've got the budget and knowledge to maintain multiple builds (different Linux distributions, different glibc's, different Kernel's), you'll end up distributing your application as source - and that's not exactly compatible with commercial software! And yes, I do use Linux on the server because of it's flexibility, I just don't do programming on Linux. And if I'll do any kind of programming for Linux in the near future, it will be targeted at some kind of "virtual machine" (may it be Java or Mono). -- Cosmin Prund Fastream Technologies wrote: > Hello Francois, > > I have spoken with a FreeBSD IPChains firewall box maker here and they seem > to be much more profitable than us! We tested the Windows reverse proxy we > have and it crashed at more than 6000 sockets(!) which is why I believe with > some good hardware we can support 10k-20k sockets fulfilling 10Gbps due to > our async/MT mixture. As I said, we are just pondering right now... > > Best Regards, > > SZ > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Francois PIETTE" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "ICS support mailing" <email@example.com> > Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 7:52 PM > Subject: Re: [twsocket] Project proposal > > > >> In my opinion, you will just sell nothing in the Linux world. Linux users >> wants free software. That's the main problem. Do not start any investment >> before being sure to have the project already sold to enough customers in >> order to pay for the development. >> >> -- >> Contribute to the SSL Effort. Visit http://www.overbyte.be/eng/ssl.html >> -- >> [EMAIL PROTECTED] >> http://www.overbyte.be >> >> >> >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: "Fastream Technologies" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >> To: "ICS support mailing" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:43 PM >> Subject: [twsocket] Project proposal >> >> >> >>> Dear Francois, >>> >>> Before detailing the project, I want to learn if principally you can do >>> the >>> following and when can you start: >>> >>> - We plan to port our reverse proxy/HTTP/FTP servers to Linux 2.6 Kernel. >>> It >>> is specifically 2.6 because according to my research it includes advanced >>> async I/O similar to Windows. IOW, we need both messages and threads so >>> that >>> we will be handling 10k connections with 330 threads (32 >>> connections/thread) >>> as we now can do with Windows. We want to be able to use the gcc compiler >>> and Eclipse and donate the base component code to you so that it can be >>> open >>> source. Unfortunately Fastream has little UNIX coding experience but >>> change >>> is inevitable as we see reluctance in the server market to buy Windows >>> based >>> software. >>> >>> Best Regards, >>> >>> SZ >>> www.fastream.com >>> >>> -- >>> To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list >>> please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket >>> Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be >>> >> -- >> To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list >> please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket >> Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be >> > > -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be