Cygdaemon - planning

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jul 3 14:08:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 09:59:04AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 11:17:54AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Do we want this?  Wouldn't it be better to have a separate export library
> >for the functions only available with cygserver?
> In this scenario, we have always gone with "what does UNIX do?"  I think it
> is pretty likely that the main users of this code will be existing programs
> which expect not to have to look in other libraries to find Sys V shm and
> semaphores.  So, putting the exports in some other library will result in
> configury changes for existing programs which is something that cygwin
> tries to avoid.

But if you want such a package to work w/o cygserver, you would have to
change the configury, too, with the additional disadvantage that the
package would use cygserver automatically unintentionally as long as the
configurey hasn't been changed.

The question is, what is worse?


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