[development] What's a critical issue
larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Oct 19 16:45:26 UTC 2007
It's probably a small number of large server farms. When one of the cybersquatter companies switched their farm from Linux/Apache to Windows/IIS, there was a notable dip from just that one farm. Of course, no one was actually running a real web site on that farm, so it had no impact on us, just on PHBs who don't know how to read statistics with a critical eye. :-)
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:24:56 -0400, Sean Robertson <seanr at ngpsoftware.com> wrote:
> 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
>>>> If you say this in no more than a year you'll have a mono DB CMS.
>>> 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.
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