Is anyone else amazed at how many people use nginx on Windows?

Jim Ohlstein jim.ohlstein at
Thu May 7 04:14:24 MSD 2009

I think what people were unhappy with was not your "vote" but your 
statement that "If you are using nginx on Windows, then you are an 
idiot. Go away and
use apache or IIS".

You should grow up.

That said, I agree, this has run its course.

Resi Cow wrote:
> Ha ha, you guys are so serious. Calm down.
> First, Igor doesn't have to listen to me, not did I ever tell him to 
> stop windows development.
> He can do whatever he wants, he is the king of nginx, the best server 
> software on the planet.
> I was just saying that if Igor has "limited" time to work on nginx 
> (i.e. he can't work 24/7 on it), and if windows development is going 
> to cause a lot of pain and hassle, then is it really work it?
> If it is great, it is up to him, he is the man. Nobody said otherwise.
> My vote is just a vote, don't you get the sarcasm. He doesn't have to 
> listen to me, nor do I expect him to. It's not a democracy, it is up 
> to him. I have NO problem with that.
> What I will do is continue to use his great software, and report bugs 
> or other problems as I run into them, to continue to help him make the 
> best server software... period.
> You just won't see me using nginx on Windows anytime soon ;-).
> Okay so can we have a new vote to END replies to this thread!
> We all love nginx here, so lets all chill and have a drink.
> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 6:45 PM, Cliff Wells <cliff at 
> <mailto:cliff at>> wrote:
>     On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 17:31 -0500, Resi Cow wrote:
>     > Yes, lets have a vote. Lets vote to END windows support.
>     >
>     > +1 to end support.
>     I wasn't aware Igor had elected to make the direction of Nginx
>     development a democracy.   Until such time as he does, the only "vote"
>     you get is to use and modify the source code he provides in
>     whatever way
>     you wish.   It doesn't give you the right to dictate how others
>     use and
>     modify that code.  It certainly doesn't give you the right to
>     dictate to
>     Igor himself what he should or shouldn't work on.
>     My vote is to let Igor continue to do the fine job he's done to date.
>     If he feels a Windows port is worth having, then I wish him luck.
>     Cliff

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