Is anyone else amazed at how many people use nginx on Windows?
kworthington at gmail.com
Thu May 7 03:17:40 MSD 2009
(cont'd) Before these native builds, I was compiling and
> providing my Cygwin builds to the Windows crowd for exactly the reason that Michael mentioned: to be able to develop on Windows locally, using a light web server that's simple to get up and running.
So as an Nginx enthusiast from both worlds, I ask you not to troll.
Nginx is great software, and if Igor wants to concentrate on spreading
it to as many platforms as possible, I am all for it. Likewise, I
would not be upset if he concentrates solely on *nix - I will continue
with my Cygwin builds/setup packages for Windows. That is the beauty
of open source software - developers can concentrate on whatever
they'd like, and if a niche exists elsewhere, someone else will fill
it, if so inclined.
Thanks for reading,
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Kevin Worthington
<kworthington at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am thankful to Igor for all of his hard work and the time he's spent to
> deliver a lightweight web server.
> Being a person from a windows AND linux background, I appreciate the effort
> put into the Windows side. Before these native builds, I was compiling and
> providing my Cygwin builds to the Windows crowd for exactly the reason that
> Kevin Worthington
> On May 6, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Michael Shadle <mike503 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, I did not mean to start a flame war. Obviously this will bring
>> up the religious windows vs. linux/unix. I just found it quite
>> interesting so many people were interested and seemed to be expecting
>> the native Windows release.
>> I do slightly disagree though. Sure, a developer might not have OS
>> selection options and the system administrator ultimately makes the
>> call, butif you're able to make a decision not he webserver being
>> used, you should have some influence on the OS too.
>> I did try the nginx that Kevin(?) built I believe was his name (sorry
>> if I forgot your name dude) on my laptop so I could develop
>> locally/remotely, but then I realized for PHP support I'v ebeen
>> relying on php-fpm, and I had no clue how to get PHP going under
>> fastcgi on Windows...
>> I wound up using XAMPP or something and just kept the work I did simple.
>> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Cliff Wells <cliff at develix.com> wrote:
>>> While I tend to agree with the general sentiment, I don't think it's
>>> necessary to insult people over their choice of technology.
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