[ic] Any hope of a Windows version?

Mike Heins mikeh@minivend.com
Fri, 29 Dec 2000 17:45:31 +0000

Quoting Webmaster of Infothai (webmaster@infothai.com):
> Hello the List,
> Is there any hope or progress on a Windows version of Interchange? 
> It would be a great assistance to me (for one) in developing and 
> testing new concepts for catalogs. Now that Perl 5.6.0 is out, what 
> other restrictions/problems must be overcome?

Won't happen anytime soon. The Perl 5.6.0 threading support that I
was hoping would allow easy migration has not really come to pass
as I would like. (In other words, the speed is simply not there.)

There are so many other minor problems with running Interchange on
Windows that we don't want to spend the time to deal with it. It also
seems to be fairly easy to set up a private ethernet with another 
PC running UNIX, and that is the route I recommend.

Also, there does not seem to be a huge clamor for it. 8-)

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