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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject RE: [wrowe@rowe-clan.net: RE: *.exports in distro bundle, use of , Perl on Windows (was: Re: make_export.awk)]
Date Sat, 16 Dec 2000 23:36:34 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mo DeJong [mailto:mdejong@cygnus.com]
> Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 3:56 PM
> To: dev@apr.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [wrowe@rowe-clan.net: RE: *.exports in distro bundle, use
> of , Perl on Windows (was: Re: make_export.awk)]
> > 
> > I'll change, no problem.  The only advantage to Perl is that it is the one
> > free interpreted language many Windows web authors may have already installed.
> > Awk is definately a stretch - only diehards already have it installed.
> > 
> > Bill
> I guess I don't follow the logic there. How exactly would Windows
> developers run the configure script if they did not have Cygwin
> installed? Last I checked, perl did not read sh files, so you
> would need to have a version of /bin/sh on the Windows box
> to be able to run configure. I was not aware that there was
> a pure Win32 version of /bin/sh, I had always assumed people
> would be using Cygwin to run the ./configure script. Since
> Cygwin does not come with perl and it does come with gnu
> utils like sed and awk, we should use the utils and not
> perl. Does that sound reasonable to everyone?

Nak, no, you cannot incorporate cygwin on win32 for apr/apache, 
and, no, Win32 doesn't run ./configure, and no, we don't expect 
anyone on win32 to handle installation of anything beyond the 
easy-to-install activestate perl, or we incoroporate the Lucient 
licensed awk.  Apr itself is not built on cygwin porting.

This is a copy of CYGWIN_LICENSE from the cygwin sources...
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify 
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as 
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the 
License, or (at your option) any later version. 

and that, for an Apache project, is the kiss of death.

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