Thinking about Windows?

Kevin.Cornmell at Kevin.Cornmell at
Tue Oct 31 09:07:14 CST 2000

Howabout installing a UMDOS linux partition on his
box & letting him play big-time.

Ive got peanut-linux, which is great for this, and I think uses Xitami.

However it does not make the news much nowadays,
BigSlack will do nicely, ZipSlack = no windows.

-----Original Message-----
From: Taylor, Paul [mailto:ptaylor at]
Sent: 31 October 2000 13:25
To: 'southampton-pm at'
Cc: 'techlist at'
Subject: Thinking about Windows?

Ok.  Small recommendation here for people who wind up on the Gate-meister's

OS is a bit funny about installing new machines and operating systems.  I
have no root permission anywhere in the building and the Perl installs
effected by the admin team leave something to be desired.

I'm trying to teach a trainee about CGI and Perl's general handiness in that
arena - but I can't get into the Apache config to specify an area for him to
muck about in.  Bummer.  He's got a Windows box on his desk, and we've both
got the coveted "Developer's Rights".

So, solution we found was ActiveState Perl and the Xitami Web Server for
Windows.  Xitami has quite nice handling of CGI - it even supports the UNIX
she-bang mechanism - and the Perl modules we wanted to use worked right off
the bat.  Nice.


Paul Taylor
Perl Developer
Ordnance Survey
Tel: 023 8030 5287
Mob: 077 2044 9005

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