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Re: Perl and CMS

by samtregar (Abbot)
on Oct 31, 2004 at 05:34 UTC ( [id://404097]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl and CMS

By the way, the official Krang site says that it can only be used on Unix or Linux systems. Has anybody been able to use it on Windows?

That's true. You might be able to port Krang to Cygwin, but if this is the first time you've heard of Cygwin I'm guessing that will be a very hard task. I worked on it for a few hours one day and ran into enough problems to make me think twice about the project.

If you really can't get your hands on a Linux system to evaluate Krang I suggest you check out VMWare which will let you run Linux in a window on your Windows machine.

Good luck!


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Re^2: Perl and CMS
by dpavlin (Friar) on Oct 31, 2004 at 19:00 UTC
    I wouldn't be so hard on Cygwin. I had good expiriences with it (mostly with perl-only CPAN packages, but some XS worked without problem), and my colegue from work happily runs quite complicated database driven site on Cygwin (using PostgreSQL which doesn't even exist in native version1).

    On the other hand, I would watch out for coLinux which looked quite promissing last time I checked. It's free alternative to VMWare. It seems to have limit of 196Mb of RAM which might not be enough for production site, but than again I wouldn't recommend running production site on emulator anyway (been there, done that - it runs much better on real hardware :-)

    1: yes, I know that next version (8.0) of PostgreSQL will have native Windows port (there are native versions currently, but only commerical).

      I didn't mean to be hard on Cygwin. I use it anytime I'm stuck with a Windows box and have to get some work done. If anything I'm being hard on Krang for assuming a whole lot of Unix stuff that doesn't work on non-Unix platforms, of which Cygwin is just one.


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