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Re: WML for Windows 98

On Mon, Mar 29, 1999, Fritz Zaucker wrote:

> I have no idea if it would be possible to port it to Windows, but I
> doubt that anybody has the inclination to do so. You don't want to run
> a serious web site on a Windows box anyway.

It should be possible to port WML to the Win32 platform when one ports
Meta-HTML and ePerl, because Perl is already ported and the remaining parts
are mainly Perl sources. But I don't think this is a useful thing, because the
performance under Win32 will horrible, I'm sure.

> There is documentation on the web site, not the complete man pages I
> believe.

There should be HTML versions of _all_ manual pages under
http://www.engelschall.com/sw/wml/docs/. Perhaps some were not updated the
last weeks. But the list should be complete.

> P.S.: And yes, WML is REALLY cool. Just install Linux on your PC and
>       you are in business.

Yeah, that's the important message. Thanks, Fritz. Forget the Win32 platform.
It's not worth thinking about it IMHO.... when someone contributes a port of
WML to Win32, fine. But when not, don't think about it too long.

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