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Re: Zshell for win32
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- From: "vipin aravind" <vipin.aravind@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Bart Schaefer" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Zshell for win32
- Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:46:03 +0530
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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
> http://www.well.com/user/barts http://www.brasslantern.com
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