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Re: mysql server out of the list
- From: Stephan Erickson <erickson at mufassa dot com>
- To: Robert Collins <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com, sinisa at mysql dot com
- Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 18:58:07 -0800
- Subject: Re: mysql server out of the list
- Organization: Mufassa
- References: <3C48CD4D.1FB2F014@mufassa.com> <0b3c01c1a08a$5287ff60$0200a8c0@lifelesswks>
I think Sinisa Milivojevic should be able to explain the details of his
reasoning to you. I was forwarding Kaj's response at his own request,
including Sinisa's comments (both are from MySQL).
Robert Collins wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephan Erickson" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 12:35 PM
> Subject: mysql server out of the list
> > Looks like the MySQL server is not doable due to the way Cygwin
> > are implemented, according to the authors.. Only 3 packages then.
> > - Stephan
> > Kaj Arnö writes:
> > > Stephan,
> > >
> > > As opposed to a number of other products with a Unix background,
> > > already works well under Windows without any cygwin. Interfacing
> > > with cygwin is thus not needed; performance would deteriorate, and a
> > > would likely incur problems with threads.
> > >
> > > However, the mysql command line interface could be ported to cygwin;
> > > might even be that this has already been done.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Kaj
> > >
> > Few additional comments to Kaj's excellent message.
> > Kaj is right on all accounts. And yes, our client has been ported with
> > Cygwin, and is a part of every Win32 distro, under the name of
> > mysqlc.exe.
> Which, last I heard, still doesn't include the cygwin source, and is in
> fact a GPL violation (see the thread I started on the win32-mysql list).
> > Regarding a server, as CygWin does not support properly threads on
> > Win32, it is not doable. This is not important, as VC++, which we use
> > for building MySQL for Win32, still makes 10% faster code then latest
> > CygWin.
> I'm the Cygwin pthreads maintainer, can you specify what you mean by
> 'does not support properly threads on win32' ?
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