[Win32utils-devel] win32-daemon 0.6.1 problem

Berger, Daniel Daniel.Berger at qwest.com
Tue Nov 4 11:21:00 EST 2008


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: win32utils-devel-bounces at rubyforge.org 
> [mailto:win32utils-devel-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of 
> Park Heesob
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 7:23 AM
> To: Development and ideas for win32utils projects
> Subject: Re: [Win32utils-devel] win32-daemon 0.6.1 problem
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Berger, Daniel" <Daniel.Berger at qwest.com>
> To: "Development and ideas for win32utils projects" 
> <win32utils-devel at rubyforge.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [Win32utils-devel] win32-daemon 0.6.1 problem
> 
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> >> > PS - Maybe it's time to revisit
> >> >
> >> 
> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=16627&group_id=
> >> > 85
> >> > &atid=413, too.
> >> >
> >> Yes. The inter process communication with the socket might a
> >> good choice.
> >> I will test it.
> >
> > Another thing to consider, now that Jruby's FFI is now bundled with
> > Jruby itself and supports callbacks, is whether or not we want to
> > declare Jruby as the preferred platform for creating Ruby 
> services since
> > it supports native threads.
> >
> > Of course, this means finishing the port of win32-api. :)
> >
> I consider that there are three ways to go to support of the 
> Windows native 
> threads.
> 
> 1. Use Jruby
> 2. Use Ruby 1.9.x
> 3. Implement the Sapphire :)
> 
> If you dislike Ruby's dl library, using 
> libffi(http://sourceware.org/libffi/) is also possible.

Well, FFI is supposed to be universal now, though I can't get it to
build on Windows at the moment. So it would be the same code for MRI
(1.8 and 1.9) and Jruby. 
 
> I have read Programming in Lua recently and I am playing with 
> Lua nowadays.
> I think Lua is a powerful and potential language.
> Lua uses alien module which is based on the libffi.

I've heard good things about Lua, but mostly I've only ever heard of it
being used for games.

Regards,

Dan


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