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From Paul Querna <c...@force-elite.com>
Subject Re: Apache *PORTABLE* Runtime?
Date Wed, 24 Dec 2008 18:59:55 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> carlo.bramix wrote:
>> I believe that APR was never supported very well on mingw+msys. At least, it was
not in the last two years since I'm using it.
> 
> Nope; we periodically apply a group of patches, but none of the core
> committers actually ran either cygwin or msys/mingw

In 2006 both Justin and I had it running.  Others might of too.  I had 
this delusion that we could run apr on mingw, and then in theory httpd 
too, but I gave up after too much windows pain.

>> But hopefully (evidently, you have not checked APR carefully enough!) a full mingw+msys
port already exists in bugzilla:
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=46175
> 
> Yup - my own preference would be strong support for msys/mingw because
> applying a portability layer (apr) on top of a portability layer (cygwin)
> is a sort of silly exercise ;-)

I agree, and the interesting bit is that 95% of that patch is to 
autoconf, making it auto-detect stuff better, the portability is already 
there in the C code.

-Paul

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