On Feb 5, 2008 1:43 PM, River Tarnell <email@example.com> wrote:
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if a toolserver running Windows were available, would anyone use it?
are there people not using the toolserver (or not as much as they'd
like) because they are unwilling to learn Unix?
any other comments? (please, avoid comments about why we
should/shouldn't use Windows.)
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I personally would not. Implementation of Perl on Windows leaves much to be desired, and I'm too lazy to learn a 'real' programming language.
That aside, I don't know how useful a Windows server would be since users wouldn't be able to use any sort of GUI - am I right? For example, this rules AWB out. Is there enough support in Windows to actually work on bots on it, or would the lack of GUI (which is probably the reason windows users don't like the toolserver as it is, its arcane command line) be debilitating?
Also, don't we have something against running closed source software for this sort of thing? That was always the reason we use MySQL rather than oracle or something else (not that I know enough to say that it was a bad decision) so is a Windows server fitting with that?
Oh, and I reserve the right to be totally wrong in all of this, it's 10:30 at night and I need sleep.