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From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcement: Equeue-2.0 (also about Shell pkg)

On Son, 2004-01-04 at 20:52, Sylvain LE GALL wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 08:25:30PM +0100, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> > On Son, 2004-01-04 at 19:43, Sylvain LE GALL wrote:
> > > On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 07:01:45PM +0100, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> > > > Hi list,
> > > > 
> > > > Although it has been already available since December 6, the
> > > > announcement of Equeue-2.0 was still missing. Now, here it is.
> > > > 
> > > > The list of changes:
> > > > 
> > > > - This release incorporates the modules of the previous Shell
> > > >   package (which is no longer continued as such). You can
> > > >   now run shell commands within a Unixqueue.
> > > > 
> > > > - A new concept is introduced as a means to structure bigger
> > > >   event-based programs: engines. After the engine is attached
> > > >   to a Unixqueue, it performs a previously specified task in
> > > >   an autonomous way, and when the task is done, it reports
> > > >   the result. It is possible to combine basic engines to
> > > >   larger engines (as a program construction principle).
> > > > 
> > > > - Documentation is available in ocamldoc format
> > > > 
> > > > - There is a subversion repository:
> > > >   https://gps.dynxs.de/svn/lib-equeue
> > > > 
> > > > Documentation is available here:
> > > > http://www.ocaml-programming.de/packages/documentation/equeue/
> > > > 
> > > > Download:
> > > > http://www.ocaml-programming.de/packages/equeue-2.0.tar.gz
> > > > 
> > > > A lot of fun,
> > > > 
> > > > Gerd
> > > 
> > > Hello,
> > > 
> > > Is there any plan to support Windows and MacOS 9 platform ?
> > 
> > No, because it would be too difficult. Equeue depends on a generic
> > Unix.select function that works for all kinds of file descriptors, and
> > the Shell module is even more Unixish (uses fork/exec). Cygwin would be
> > possible, I don't know if it already works.
> > 
> 
> Sorry i miss the thread,
> 
> The question was about portability of findlib.

There are chances that a port is quite easy, I mean that not too many
functions of the Unix module are used. For a previous version of
findlib, there was a port to MinGW. If somebody sends a patch to me, I
will try to incorporate it.

Gerd
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