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This is a patch allows compile mix with MSVC and
run it as Service (daemon) on Windows NT/2K
patch for Windows
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I'm hesitant to put this into the main Mixmaster
distribution. I'm considering either placing it in its own
directory in the tarball with instructions on patching for
use with MSVC, or spinning out a canned MSVC
(I don't have the ability to thoroughly test and verify this
For now, I'll point people to your site to get this patch,
though, if they want to use Mixmaster on Windows.
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mixmasters code already have some files and functions
that are used only on windows. and they contains bugs (for
example in opendir() and readdir() functions).
I don't think that it is good to have separete windows
All windows code are inside #ifdefs so there should not
be any problems un unix.
You've made a few changes that aren't #ifdef'd -- are
these changes directly related to the Windows Service
Also, what's the license requirements for serivice.c?
Can we legally include this code?
> You've made a few changes that aren't #ifdef'd
Only changes that aren't in #ifdefs is in pgpcreat.c.
assert (pgp_getpacket(msg, d) == PGP_PUBKEY);
does exactly the same as
type1 = pgp_getpacket(msg, d);
assert (type1 == PGP_PUBKEY);
So I did not feel the need to use #ifdef.
It can also be written as
type1 = pgp_getpacket(msg, d) == PGP_PUBKEY;
If you like it better... maybe even it is better.
The problem was that assert in windows (MSVC)
is defined as:
#define assert(exp) ((void)0)
void __cdecl _assert(void *, void *, unsigned);
So when compiling release (with NDEBUG defined)
assert's parameter is ignored and because parameter
contains call to pgp_getpacket(msg, d),
pgp_getpacket is not called and d does not get value,
but d is used later in buf_appendi(msg, d->length);.
Another reason not to use #ifdef here is possibility that
there may be some other compilers that defines assert()
the same way
Other changes that are not #ifdef'd are related to DIRSEP
(directory separator). but DIRSEP itself is in #ifdef:
#define snprintf _snprintf
#define DIRSEP '\\'
#define DIRSEPSTR "\\&quot;
#define DIRSEP '/'
#define DIRSEPSTR "/"
> are these changes directly related to the Windows Service
no, all Windows Service code is inside #ifdef WIN32SERVICE
(except service.c and service.h)
> Also, what's the license requirements for serivice.c?
> Can we legally include this code?
This my be a problem... This code is from MSVC sample. It is
ok to use this code if you have (licensed) MSVC. But I don't
know if it is ok to use it with different compiler (Borland,
for example) and distribute it.
Maybe I should write my own service.c....
So for now I think it's ok to apply other changes but
service.c/h and ones in #ifdef WIN32SERVICE.
Changes are in CVS, with the exception of service.c and
Are you planning on writing replacements for those two
Apache appears to include service.c and service.h
(heavily modified, but derived from the same code as
the ones you provided) in its source for WinNT.
This would appear promising.
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The standard MSVC sample code license allows you to use
their sample code anyway you please:
This sample code is made available by Microsoft
Corporation on an as-is basis. Anyone receiving this code
is considered to be licensed under Microsoft copyrights to
use the Microsoft-provided source code in any way he or
she deems fit, including copying it, compiling it,
modifying it, and redistributing it, with or without
modifications. No license under any Microsoft patents or
patent applications is to be implied from this copyright
A user of this sample code should understand that
Microsoft cannot provide technical support for the code
and will not be responsible for any consequences of its
Did you happen to get this code from
service.c and service.h added to CVS as-is. Will be in
the next build.
new patch for Windows
I finally have made new service.c
it is better than old one,
for example now pipes (_popen) works from service too,
now it checks if it is started as service or not (no extra
commandline option needed)
I also moved code from main.c that don't belong there
out to service.c.
service.h is no longer needed..
this patch is for mix-2.9b32, not for the CVS version.