[RFD]: Egor's proposal for a Cygwin server process

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Thu May 31 14:59:00 GMT 2001


----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
> >Cross-platform support:
> >1. Smoke signals. :)
> >2. Shared memory.
> >3. Sockets. (don't forget, user may want to use cygwin on machine
with
> >no networking installed)
> >4. Named pipes (nt/2000 only)
> >
> >a communication between client and server is restricted to local host
> >only, so, i suppose, we can take "mixed" approach -- use named pipes
> >on nt/2000 and shared memory on w9x.
> >
> >but first, i'd try to do some performance testing.
>
> I wouldn't expect a high amount of throughput from the smoke signals
but
> they do fall right in line with the cygwin computer heating features.

Open source to the rescue... I plan to sell an add-on kit for desktop
and tower PC's to allow them to achieve the heat levels needed for smoke
signalling. Laptops only need to apply SAP to the exterior, so I see no
market there.

Rob

>
> cgf
>



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