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Re: Telnet to conserver

Bryan Stansell bryan@conserver.com
Fri, 31 Mar 2006 08:05:09 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 10:49:02AM -0500, Christopher Fowler wrote:
> available to our customers.  You do not need the Cygwin environment.
> You only need the dll.  So I created a zip file that contained
> console.exe and cygwin?.dll.  It worked fine on the cmd.com prompt.

and this should work with 8.x.x as well.  you might need to compile
things with '--with-port=XXX' so that an /etc/services lookup isn't
needed, but aside from that, i don't see why dropping console.exe and
cygwin1.dll in a directory and running it won't work.  haven't tried,
however (i have a small development cygwin environment on my laptop).

the exception to this might be if you compile with ssl or other extra
libraries...the might require extra things to distribute.

as for the education issue, well, perhaps it's just not right for your
environment.  i would make the claim that conserver would be right for
*any* environment since it allows for logging (so you can go back and
see what was wrong) and cooperative work on a single console.  just
those two features alone (not to mention the many others) make it worth
the effort in my book.  but, work habits and a willingness for change
can be a long, hard battle, so you should obviously do what you feel is

sure would be entertaining to at least have a native console binary for
windows...that would help ease everyone's pain.  who knows how tricky
that'll be, though (i'm no windows programmer, that's for sure).