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Re: [gpsd-dev] Mingw port

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Mingw port
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:09:07 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Ukygerkgubiekd Ukygerkgubiekd <address@hidden>:
> However, Windows has a completely different set of APIs for serial comms, and 
> for timing/handshaking/waiting etc.
> To get drivers, the daemon and the regression tests working under Windows 
> hence requires some abstraction layer over those differences.
> My idea is that such a layer could also incorporate the existing differences 
> between shm, dbus, QT, sockets and fds.
> Your comments appreciated!

Sounds useful if done right, but quite ugly and obtrusive if done wrong.

I am, at least, open to refactoring changes that would narrow thw coupling to 
the base OS.  Most of the changes would be in gpsd.c and serial.c, correct?
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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