[JDEV] Server Platforms

Jim Fritchman jfritch at home.com
Mon Jun 12 21:36:58 CDT 2000

I have to agree with Kurt...  it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to
build the jabber server with libraries that are not cross-platform
compatible when there are already similar libraries that are cross-platform.

Also, what is the deal with jabber.com?  Are they hiring developers or is it
still all open source volunteers?  Who is a good person to talk to at
jabber.com to talk about this?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kurt D. Starsinic" <kstar at orientation.com>
To: <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [JDEV] Server Platforms

> 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
> > using the Cygwin toolkit.  The one problem in this is the pth
> > library, which does not appear to be compatible with Cygwin.  We've
> > some workarounds, to no avail thusfar...and, sadly, without that
> > 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
> > 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 . . . .
>     Peace,
> * Kurt Starsinic (kstar at orientation.com) ---------- Senior Network
Engineer *
> |      `It is always possible to aglutenate multiple separate problems
> |       into a single complex interdependent solution.  In most cases
> |       this is a bad idea.' - Ross Callon
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