|Subject||RE: [IB-Architect] First impressions|
> -----Original Message-----PostgreSQL is hardly Linux only. It is also ported to windows. In addition I
> From: Helen Borrie [mailto:helebor@...]
> Sent: Thursday, 27 July 2000 13:49
> At 01:32 PM 27-07-00 +1000, Adam wrote:
> >In my experience very few (proportionately) users of OSS on the Win32
> >platform will actually build it themselves, rather they will
> want binaries
> >and ideally an installer. Those who actually want to build the
> code are (or
> >will need to become) capable of using tools such as the ones
> Bill describes
> >in order to do so.
> IMO, we don't have any precedent to go on here, since previous OS
> have been Linux-only and the choice didn't exist.
cite the precedent of other cross platform OSS projects such as Perl and
Apache. While these can be compiled on Win32 it is harder to do. I suspect
that Interbase will be harder still.
> AWhich is what was suggested. Bill pointed out that autoconf could be used on
> multi-platform source
> needs multi-platform build platform options.
Windows but it requires some aditional (free) tools which provide a more
unix like environment for the build. For those wanting to build Interbase
from source that isn't a big ask I wouldn't think.
> It will be a mistake to assume that nobody will want/need to do a testNobody assumed that. I clearly indicated I was referring to a majority
> build on Windows;
position (on Windows) and clearly stated a possible alternative which could
meet the requirements of the minority.
> nor that those without access to a Linux box areNow I'm confused. Where did anyone say that?
> incapable of using a build configuration tool.