Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Windows Version of AOLServer

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Jamie, I believe so far your strategy in making AOLserver 4 work on Windows is to put back in the Windows support code that AOL took out c. December 2001. Is that correct?

Could you tell us more on how well you've found that strategy to work, and how you think it would be most effective to support AOLserver on Windows going forward?

E.g., how hard is continually forward porting the Windows code whille tracking the AOLserver core going to be? Can you comment on any possible alternate strategies, e.g., Cygwin, using a Posix thread library on native Windows, etc.?

Finally, for my own curiousity, what's the driving force behind your own interest in seeing AOLserver run well on Windows?