Re: Orbit under Win32 - Plea for Help!
- From: Tor Lillqvist <tml iki fi>
- To: Michael Meeks <michael ximian com>
- Cc: Adam Buckley <orbit adambuckley net>,orbit <orbit-list gnome org>, Tor Lillqvist <tml iki fi>,Masahiro Sakai <sakai tom sfc keio ac jp>
- Subject: Re: Orbit under Win32 - Plea for Help!
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 02:49:48 +0000
Michael Meeks writes:
> Tor did some work porting ORBit2 to Win32, but hit some fun problems
> with the WaitForMultipleFoo's implementation (I think). The root problem
> is that glib's mainloop on Windows is profoundly different and somewhat
> limiting (I think).
Yes. Basically (as I recall), the ORBit2 code itself wasn't that hard
to port (a cvs diff -u0 outputs 1164 lines). The problems were in the
assumptions the linc2 library makes on how GLib can be used.
For a writeup that hopefully clarifies the issues see
> Tor - what was the final status of your work ? - compiling, but of
> limited usefulness ? did we get most of your changes in to make it at
> least closer to where it needs to go ?
Yes, it compiles, but without the giowin32 rewrite, is of limited
I didn't commit any of my changes to CVS, as I thought that I would
have time and/or inspiration to do the necessary rewrite of GLib's
giowin32.c relatively quickly (say, in a month or so), and thought I
should wait for that to make sure everything works first. Alas, that
didn't happen. I probably should present what changes I have for
comment. I'll send the diffs in a separate mail a bit later.
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