[maybe-ITP] gamin

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Thu Jan 26 02:11:00 GMT 2006

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:36:36PM -0600, Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>This really works on cygwin? 
>AFAIK it doesn't.  (Otherwise I would have included it in Cygwin Ports a 
>while ago, or even the distro, as gnome-vfs2 can use it.)  It does 
>compile easily, as do the python bindings, but while the server 
>launches, the test suite fails horribly, seemingly because it can't pick 
>up any FS changes.
>> I would have thought that there were operating system hooks needed.
>> Or does it just poll files?
>Gamin can use any of several backends, most of which are kernel-based, 
>but the only one that can build on Cygwin is polling.
>Quoting from their website[1]:
>At this point Gamin is fairly tied to Linux, portability is not a 
>primary goal at this stage but if you have portability patches they are 
>[1] http://www.gnome.org/~veillard/gamin/overview.html
>Sounds like this is a case of PTC.  I don't have the resources to devote 
>to getting this working, but if someone else does, I will happily built 
> and test this.

Windows has some capabilities for this sort of thing.  Does someone want
to research what gamin is using on linux and present it to the cygwin
list?  Maybe Corinna or I can implement something based on that.


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