[JDEV] Server Platforms

Kurt D. Starsinic kstar at orientation.com
Mon Jun 12 15:17:55 CDT 2000

On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 01:37:40PM -0600, Eric Bowersox wrote:
> We've been kicking around the idea of doing a straight source port to Win32
> using the Cygwin toolkit.  The one problem in this is the pth (threading)
> library, which does not appear to be compatible with Cygwin.  We've tried
> some workarounds, to no avail thusfar...and, sadly, without that library,
> the server appears to be unusable.
> The only other alternative would be a full rewrite strictly for Win32,
> which, as you can imagine, is not our favorite prospect :-).  If we're
> serious about wanting a Win32 Jabber server, however, that may be the only
> way to do it right...
> Sorry I don't have better news for you.

    Yikes!  Why are we using libpth, if it's not Win32 compatible?  POSIX
threads are ubiquitous in the UNIX world these days, and they're more
widely understood and supported, IMNSHO . . . .

* Kurt Starsinic (kstar at orientation.com) ---------- Senior Network Engineer *
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