[ros-dev] Winsock 2.2 Status

Jason Filby jason.filby at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 15:47:03 CEST 2005

Great news!!


On 10/15/05, Alex Ionescu <ionucu at videotron.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
> As many of you know, I've been working on Winsock for the last 3 weeks,
> then lost all my work. I have finished writing everything that I had
> lost and did some serious tests with MIRC. I want to update Ged,
> Waxdragon, Ge, Magnus and the others which were interested in a status
> report.
> MIRC uses some serious features, including asyncronous hostname lookups,
> which is an extremly complex part of ws2_32.dll. After fixing about 20
> bugs (let me add a small note here: Microsoft has done some SERIOUSLY
> amazing work with MSVC 2005. The latest RC1 is now even faster, since
> the internal build system was updated and now supports multi-threaded
> compiles: ws2_32 takes me 2.5 seconds (officially timed) to compile AND
> link AND rc with full optimizations + pdb generated... not only did fast
> rebuild times help out during testing, but the integrated debugger just
> keeps getting better too. Finding those 20 bugs was extremly easy), I
> was able to connect to MIRC by using /server irc.freenode.net and join
> the channels, identify and talk normally. DCC transfer worked as well.
> Almost all of the ws2_32 APIs were being called, and both TCP and UDP
> (from dnsapi) communication seemed to work fine. In other words, mirc
> was fully usable with my ws2_32.dll
> My next test app is firefox. As of now, it loads fine but hangs at 100%
> cpu usage. I'm guessing it must be another small bug causing an inifite
> loop somewhere. Since it's 4AM now, I'll go sleep and check it out tomorrow.
> Best regards,
> Alex Ionescu
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