Re: Helping with the port?
On Thu, 2002-01-24 at 03:57, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Jeff Bailey <email@example.com> cum veritate scripsit:
> > Is there a task list somewhere that shows things you'd like done? I
> > might be able to tackle a couple of them.
> Good. there is no clear task list, AFAIK. I think the status is:
> o Problem: Windows files (e.g. DLL) cannot be replaced while in use
Yes. I've coded a bare bones solution into the cygwin setup, which can
be generalised to dpkg, but as it requires a reboot, some care must be
taken for system consistency. (i.e. don't run scripts that may need a
newer version of whatever couldn't be replaced..) A better solution is
run-time program closing and restarting, but that is not implemented in
the opensource world yet (AFAIK).
> o Problem: Windows doesn't like filenames with ":" ?
IIRC, : can be stored in NTFS native names,using the POSIX_SEMANTICS
flag, or the NT Native API, but that doesn't help for win9x. One
possibility is escaping the : in some form, consistently, and then
unescaping it in libc.