[maybe-ITP] gamin

Lapo Luchini lapo.luchini@gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 07:12:00 GMT 2006

Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Gamin can use any of several backends, most of which are kernel-based, 
>> but the only one that can build on Cygwin is polling.
At least initially we are trying just that: the polling backend.
Using release 0.1.5 and some of the FreeBSD patches (they seem to be
more "not-Linux patches" more than "FreeBSD-specific" patches, except,
of course, the one that implement the kqueue backend) yesterday we
managed to get a succesful "make tests" result. Except test #4.
> 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.
If we really will have to support it on Windows for an internal product,
efficiency can become quite an issue, and supporting the
Windows-specific mode of listening for "changed files events" could be
quite important.
We will take at least a look as it to evaluate feasibility and, in case
it is, maybe implement it altogether.


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