[development] What's a critical issue

Sean Robertson seanr at ngpsoftware.com
Fri Oct 19 15:24:56 UTC 2007

Any idea what's behind that?  I truly can't imagine ever hosting any of 
my sites on Windows - in my experience it's been an unstable bloated 
piece of crap.  I used to work for an ISP that had about half Windows 
servers and half Unix and we had unix servers that had uptimes of over a 
year, but the Windows servers were lucky if they managed to stay up for 
more than a month.

Tomas J. Fulopp wrote:
> Whatever feelings we may have about Windows, the platform needs to stay 
> supported if we want Drupal to thrive in the future.
> As http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html shows, 
> Apache declines dramatically in terms of server market share, and 
> Microsoft gets stronger and stronger.
> As a consequence, I think it is safe to assume that also the number of 
> Drupal installations on Windows will be increasing...
> Tomáš / Vacilando
> Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:
>> On 10/19/07, Ivan Sergio Borgonovo <mail at webthatworks.it> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:24:35 +0200
>>> "Karoly Negyesi" <karoly at negyesi.net> wrote:
>>>> I think that nothing concerning postgresql or Windows can be a
>>>> critical.
>>> If you say this in no more than a year you'll have a mono DB CMS.
>> And?
>> This is a Do-ocracy.  We have the system that people make and
>> maintain.  If people don't consistently step up to maintain postgresql
>> or maintain Drupal on Windows then yes, support for those platforms
>> will slowly degrade and should be dropped.
>> Greg

Sean Robertson
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NGP Software, Inc.
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