[Mailman-Developers] New to Mailman, Question on Platforms

John Viega John@list.org
Sat, 9 Jan 1999 11:59:55 -0800

I mostly agree with Barry's answer, but for different reasons.  You
can use the cygwin stuff to get fork(), etc... under windows.  There
is no reasonable *free* mail transport for windows that I know of, but
you could always pass that off to another machine, with some hacking.
I don't know what web servers look like for windows.  All in all, the
pieces are probably all there, but there would be a lot of work
involved in getting everything working.


On Sat, Jan 09, 1999 at 02:10:04PM -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "MW" == Mark Williamson <markw98@ibm.net> writes:
> At this point, I think it's mostly undoable because of our heavy
> reliance on a forking model.  Win32 doesn't have fork().
> We've talked about moving to a threaded long-running server model, or
> adopting Zope <www.zope.org> as a platform, and both of those (very
> future) developments would probably let us support NT.
> -Barry
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