NetWare recently (relatively) has added some support for C code running on
the servfer. You should, however, evaluate the NetWare environment
carefully, and take advantage of porting it native to NetWare.
I am sure that you can acquire evaluation software from Novell for NetWare
5.1 and 6, the only versions you should consider porting to. Whether the
SDK is freely available from them I do not know.
If you need a contact at Novell, ask me. I may not know who you need to
speak to, but I do know someone at Novell that does.
As an example, look at the Apache port, and the old NetScape Enterprise Web
Server ports. These were very reliable, and worked well. Other SQL vendors
such as Gupt (Now Centura?) and Sybase have used NetWare for years. Oracle
rcently chose not to, but earlier versions were very stable.
While NetWare isn't so popular, it offers a very stable kernel, excellent
directory services, security, and clustering. Frankly, I bet the people at
Novell admire Linux more than they let on. They use it as a tool more than
I ever thought they would...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Maurand" <curtis@stripped>
Cc: <Adolfo.Amo@stripped>; <info@stripped>; <mysql@stripped>;
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: MySQL on netware
> I'll bet there are several people in Provo, Utah that could be convinced
> do the port.
> Sinisa Milivojevic said:
> > Adolfo Amo writes:
> >> Hi!
> >> We are ineterested in the possibility of using MySQL on Netware
> >> plataform.
> >> After visit MySQL website, we've found that you are interested in
> >> someone to do this port.
> >> Our questions are: What are the requeriments to do this? You need
> >> someone to compile the source in a netware platform?
> >> Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
> > No, unfortunately, it would take much more then that.
> > That would require complete porting to Netware platform.
> > If you think that you can do it, start with our client API. You should
> > be quite cognizant of the NetWare thread library, if there is such a
> > thing at all.
> > Also, please use our 4.0.* tree for porting.
> > If you encounter problems, please write to internals@stripped
> > --
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