Hendry Lee
May 12, 2009 11:18AM
I'm just a lurker so far, but this issue may impact the future of nginx, which I do care about so I'll give this a shot. Feel free to disregard this if you wish.

I am with others who think that a Windows port of nginx may be useful, but Igor should NOT spend too much time on it. Ok, I lie. I think Windows port should be left outside of the primary nginx effort.

Unless of course, he has some agenda or commercial purpose behind it. For that, I think no one should interfere with that decision, although I personally think that building commercial company using nginx under opensource platform is a better alternative.

nginx is a wonderful piece of software. We are thankful for that..

With that said, I really can't think of a way why nginx should natively support Windows. Most people here use it for testing and web development. (Or are there big sites out there running nginx under Windows?)

A lot of people appreciate the small memory footprint and use nginx for development platform. I myself have created VMware image loaded with nginx and WordPress for WP developers and written an article on how to setup nginx on Windows for testing WordPress.

But let's think about it. What nginx is REALLY for?

I think nginx is a great software to build high traffic web servers, and other features that I haven't used yet. And by porting to Windows natively, this wastes time that otherwise could be used to further improve nginx in this direction.

There are still a lot of sites that could have saved a lot by migrating to nginx. As nginx grows, people will be attracted to the stability and features added by the software. It is a much BETTER idea to focus on this instead of serving a need for Windows users, which account for a small portion of the nginx community, not to mention that it was not what it was designed to be.

Developing for Windows can only slow things down. And I think this is a BAD decision. Nginx can't satisfy everyone, nor should it try to. At least the time has not come yet for that kind of expansion. Let me elaborate.

Satisfying some developers who want to save a bit of memory under Windows will only hurt the software in the long run because like it or not this list has to support the whole new beast. That's (close to) a full time job, I think.

That's my 2 cents...

--
Hendry Lee
Subject Author Posted

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

mike May 06, 2009 05:37PM

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

Nuno Magalhães May 06, 2009 05:55PM

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

Resicow May 06, 2009 05:54PM

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

Cliff Wells May 06, 2009 06:00PM

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

mike May 06, 2009 06:35PM

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

Kevin Worthington May 06, 2009 07:10PM

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

Kevin Worthington May 06, 2009 07:17PM

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

Nuno Magalhães May 06, 2009 06:09PM

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

Resi Cow May 06, 2009 06:20PM

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

Nuno Magalhães May 06, 2009 06:26PM

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

Resi Cow May 06, 2009 06:31PM

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

Jim Ohlstein May 06, 2009 07:32PM

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

Cliff Wells May 06, 2009 07:45PM

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

Resi Cow May 06, 2009 08:04PM

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

Cliff Wells May 06, 2009 08:15PM

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

Resi Cow May 06, 2009 08:20PM

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

Jim Ohlstein May 06, 2009 08:14PM

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

AMP Admin May 06, 2009 06:17PM

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

Darrin Chandler May 06, 2009 07:24PM

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

郭振立 May 06, 2009 11:08PM

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

Anonymous User May 07, 2009 12:41AM

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

deltay May 07, 2009 01:29AM

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

Matt Lewandowsky May 07, 2009 05:07AM

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

Trigun May 07, 2009 11:15PM

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

Hendry Lee May 12, 2009 11:18AM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 119
Record Number of Users: 8 on April 13, 2023
Record Number of Guests: 421 on December 02, 2018
Powered by nginx      Powered by FreeBSD      PHP Powered      Powered by MariaDB      ipv6 ready