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Re: minires-0.95 - a new package ready for review
On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 11:49:28AM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 10:33:36PM -0400, Nicholas Wourms wrote:
>> >Now as to whether it should be spun as a separate dll/import library
>> >(-lresolv), is another matter, entirely. Of course, feel free to
>> >disagree, as I could be wrong ;-).
>> I think it belongs in newlib, too. Anyone willing to take a shot at
>> getting it into newlib?
>Is newlib the right place? minires uses the Windows API to find the dns
>servers and the domain name. Is there a POSIX way to get those?
>If so, it could be implemented in Cygwin.
>In the long run the lookups should use the Windows resolver (on
>systems >= Win2000). BTW, that's why it's 0.95 and not 1.00
I was thinking that putting this in newlib would potentially provide a
base for other systems that needed similar functionality. I'm not aware
of any prohibition against using the Windows API in newlib.
I'm not against putting this into a winsup/resolver directory either. I
just thought it would be more universally useful in newlib.