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Re: Zshell for win32

hello again,
          I guess Bart is optimistic of a pure port. I will revise the
I haven't yet got the source code of amols. Seems like can't connect  to the
location. Is there any other site I could  look into.
Thanks for all the comments.

> On Mar 20,  2:31pm, vipin aravind wrote:
> } Subject: Zshell for win32
> }
> } Zshell32:-  This is going to be a port of unix open source shell(Zshell)
> } The idea of the port is to evolve an open source shell for native win32.
> } It will be based heavily on Zshell(3.1.9 or 4.0.1). Future versions of
> } Zshell32 will be based on the Zshell port of 3.1.9 or 4.0.1 and not on
> } versions of zshell.This is important for Zshell32 to evolve in win32.
> If what you're creating is not going to be zsh, then it should not have
> a name resembling zsh or zshell.  I'm willing to give you all the help
> I can to produce a win32 port of zsh that will at least track, and ideally
> could be folded into, the regular zsh sources -- but I'm not pleased at
> the idea of wading through questions from confused windows users who don't
> know that the shell they have is not really zsh.
> }   Certain factors like NO  forking in win32 puts a severe limit on the
> }   port.
> I thought Amol's code had a pretty good fork emulation built into it; in
> fact unless I'm very much mistaken I've had some success using that fork
> emulation in porting other (smaller) unix programs to win32.
> }   Features that won't be supported:-
> }   1)  No ksh and Bourne shell emulation.
> }       Instead provide cmd emulation  and provide the necessary entry
> }       to emulate any other shells for win32.
> It's going to be a lot more work to remove the sh/ksh emulation than to
> leave it alone.  Why would you want to take it out?
> }   2)    First release will support no extra modules and multilanguage
> }   support.
> Not surprising, though the cygwin build should provide some hints on how
> to construct DLLs for the modules.
> }   Features that will be supported:-
> }   1)    All the current Zshell programming syntax.
> }   2)    similar startup scripts as in unix.
> A reasonable start.
> --
> Bart Schaefer                                 Brass Lantern Enterprises
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