[Spread-users] Spread 3.16.2 test version available
tim at zope.com
Sun Feb 10 02:07:27 EST 2002
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 7:40 PM
> I've made a source release of the proposed 3.16.2 version available
> at www.cnds.jhu.edu/download/download_spread.cgi.
> This version could use some testing on various platforms to make sure that
> the Windows portability changes did not break any other platforms.
> This version should work much better on windows,
Indeed it does! All the problems I knew about (and mentioned <wink>) got
fixed. Debug-mode and Release-mode builds both worked fine "even on" Win98.
Three glitches I found while trying to build (the first two are specific to
+ No prototype for sock_strerror(), so MSVC complains and assumes it
returns int (which it doesn't).
extern char *sock_strerror(int);
to arch.h under the ARCH_PC_WIN95 branch.
+ No unistd.h.
Cure: Unclear, because lex.yy.c uses this, and that's a generated
file. On Windows it should include <io.h> instead (to get the system
prototype for isatty()).
+ Many warning messages about signed/unsigned mismatches, and mismatching
integral sizes. Different projects have different policies about wngs;
safest is a "no warnings" policy, since if any wngs are tolerated,
developers soon tune out all wngs, and then the occassional wng that
actually matters gets overlooked.
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