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From STF <laps...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Where is source for Windows? (was Re: Binary windows 2.4.x distribution)
Date Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:06:52 GMT
On 14 November 2013 14:42, Jeff Trawick <trawick@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:03 AM, STF <lapsap7@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Ah OK.  Well, even without the Force of Jedi, I can already foresee a
>> difficult path before me if I'm to compile my own binary for Windows ...
>>
>> Most of all, by the absence of confirmation, I think it's just not
>> possible to compile with Visual Studio *Express*.  Too bad...
>>
>> So, is the support for Windows officially dead?
>>
>
> Don't jump to conclusions on either matter...
>
> Maybe you're just the person to try the freely available SDKs/command-line
> compilers from Microsoft and see what impediments, if any, you encounter
> and document any workarounds or at least engage the development community
> on issues you don't know how to resolve.  Or maybe someone else will do it
> and share their experiences.
>

I'm not looking for some "IT adventure" if that's what you mean.  I have a
job and I don't have spare time to "explore unknown territories" lol  I
really want to use Apache httpd in windows at the latest version if
possible.

If I need to buy Visual Studio 201x to compile Apache, I'd better pay for
some commercial alternative :D


> Nobody has posted httpd binaries for Windows to httpd.apache.org in quite
> a while, and they were never "official" anyway, whatever that means.
>

Not true.  Cf:
http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/FAQ#Why_isn.27t_there_a_binary_for_my_platform.3F
Binaries for Windows are official stuffs.  Or if you like, they are *de
facto* official stuff provided by Apache.


>  Windows is of course supported in the source, and as someone else pointed
> out there are non-ASF providers of binaries for Windows.
>

But the lack of specific source for Windows in official FTP server make us
think otherwise.

Don't take me wrong.  Apache has the freedom to NOT support Windows.  It's
their choice and we should respect it.  *I* will respect it if that's the
case.  I'm not angry nor sad.  But I'd rather like a *clear-cut*
situation/announcement instead of an ambiguous one.

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