[time-nuts] Lady Heather's Fat Client
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Thu Dec 31 11:46:15 UTC 2009
Steve Rooke wrote:
> Hi John,
> 2009/12/31 John Miles <jmiles at pop.net>:
>> You're welcome, thanks for the feedback! What I told Bob earlier would
>> apply to Linux as well; sockets are sockets for the most part. Very little
>> beyond the serial-port code would need to change.
> So what's it written in, may I ask. Yes, if all the most complex it
> gets in I/O is sockets, it should be easy to port (assuming something
> like C). It could be easily ifdef'd between the two(?) OS's and BSD
> should be a very similar port to Linux if it's just down to sockets.
> What time frame are you looking to port, assuming you are inclined
> that way? Is the source available for perusal?
Sticking to POSIX serial I/O interface should make it work on BSD, Linux
or whatever else UNIX style OS of sufficient recent vintage being used.
Should be a suitable common denominator and cause less hassle to
maintain than #ifdefs for each OS-style available on the planet (which
was the old way of dealing with portability).
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