Re: Forms Server on Windows or Unix
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:15:50 +0100
Gerard H. Pille schreef:
> I'm used to running Forms Server on Unix systems, but my employer wants
> to switch to Windows servers.
> Would anyone care to share his 2 cents?
In a previous job, my employer had Forms servers on Windows,as several
clients did. No real problems, IIRC. Installation was far more easy: no
sysprereqs ;-) for libraries, kernel settings etc. Click and go.
One problem with Report Server: if you logged off from the Windows
Server, Rep.Server went down. Had something to do with setting 'Allow
Service to interact with Desktop' (should be switched off).
Only thing is: when you move from Unix to Windows (or vice versa) you
may have to change a few things in your software (paths etc, put the
slash the other way).
From Windows to Unix causes extra problems for filenames are case sensitive on Unix. So Forms may not find it's pll's etc. Oracle NL did have a tool to move from Windows to Unix (El Cheapo) but I don't know if it is still around. Symbolic Links was another option, confirm to standards was the best option.
Shakespeare Received on Sat Jan 24 2009 - 11:15:50 CET