Name

Windows — (obsolete) indicate that Interchange is running under Microsoft Windows

SYNOPSIS

No | yes

DESCRIPTION

The option should be enabled to indicate (an unfortunate) situation where Interchange is running on Microsoft Windows family of products.

However, Unix is best. The Windows version, while perhaps more than just a toy, is not suitable for high-volume catalog serving. This is mostly due to Windows NT not fitting the UNIX fork() model which works so well with Interchange.

On Microsoft Windows, you will want to stop and re-start your Interchange server at least once per day. You can use a system agent to automate it — you will want to stop the server to expire the session database anyway. You need to do this because Interchange requires the Unix-specific fork() call to spawn multi-tasked servers, and without multi-tasked servers there is a strong possibility of a memory leak — especially if you use embedded Perl or conditional tags.

DIRECTIVE TYPE AND DEFAULT VALUE

Global directive

EXAMPLES

Example: Enabling "Windows"

Windows 1

NOTES

Interchange support for Microsoft Windows support has been abandoned. This configuration directive has no purpose; if you think you need it, think twice.

AVAILABILITY

Windows is available in Interchange versions:

4.6.0-5.9.0 (git-head)

SOURCE

Interchange 5.9.0:

Source: lib/Vend/Config.pm
Line 404

['Windows',          undef,               $Global::Windows || ''],

AUTHORS

SEE ALSO

LockType(7ic)

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