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Re: Porting a UNIX app to WinNT (2000,XP)

Werner Kliewer wrote:
> Hi,
> Several years ago someone in our shop used the cygwin environment
> and related tools to port a UNIX TCP/IP Port Level communications client
> to the DOS world. This is a small simple executable that still works in
> Win9x. It was never ported to the NT world.
> Both Windows and cygwin have changed over the years. I need to update
> this port for the NT environment. Is cygwin still an appropriate tool to use
> for something like this? I don't understand the Windows (or even the
> UNIX) IP Port level programming environment well enough to rewrite the
> code into native Windows code, so I need a set of libraries that will
> emulate the UNIX  system calls, especially the IP Port level
> communications, in the Windows world, and the appropriate compiler to
> make use of them.
> The original code runs and recompiles easily on current AIX, HP/UX and
> Linux environments, using native C compilers for each. On Windows I
> have access to Microsoft C and could update to any version required, or I
> can get any downloadable compiler suggested.
> I am not sure if I am even asking the right questions. Commercial
> solutions to the libraries would be considered if they could be used with
> the Microsoft C environment and it would make future maintenance
> simpler.

Should be as simple as installing Cygwin with and then building the program.  Yes, it's
possible that there is some W9x specific coding but not likely.


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