Win32 Version?

bart.coninckx at bart.coninckx at
Fri Oct 25 07:20:28 EST 2002

We use Rsync on NT very intensively. In fact, right now I backup about 25
servers across WAN-links with the lates version of Rsync. You can compile
it yourself to a Win32 binary by using the incredible Cygwin utilities


Bart Coninckx
Network Administrator
Watco ICT Services
Lilsedijk 19
B-2340 Beerse

e-mail: bart.coninckx at
Tel: + 32 (0) 14 60 99 42
Fax: + 32 (0) 14 62 41 47

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I have searched the archives, and even read what has been posted on the
site regarding a Win32 port of rsync.  Though I have found a problem with
everything.  The URLs for building your own, or downloading the compiled
binaries for the Win32 platform are no longer valid.  Therein the problem
lies, as the information is outdated, and still easily available on the
site publicly.

I imagine there are a few, and I mean a spare few, that are still using
Windows 95, but most have moved onto either Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows
NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows .NET, but not necessarily to
Unix, Linux, Solaris, AIX, or other non-Microsoft platform.

I have downloaded the source code, and though I have not had a chance in
which to look over it thoroughly, I hope to eventually develop enough
familiarity so that I can port it over to the Win32, Win64, and .NET

I know some of you may think that I am off my rocker when I mention the
Win64 platform, but what you don't know is that Microsoft now has a 64-bit
version of Windows XP, which can address 16 terabytes
(18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes) of memory.  I am just not sure if they
have released it yet for purchase, but I do have authorized access to it,
along with its support/diagnostic utilities.

Now here is my question/suggestion...

What is the current interest in a port of rsync to the Microsoft Windows

Is anyone interested in helping port rsync to the Microsoft Windows

I have a currently active Universal MSDN subscription, which includes
Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise, and Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect,
and would be willing to provide any resources I have to this project if
there is enough interest.  In addition to this, I also have the Catalyst
SocketTools Enterprise Edition library, should it be needed.

For those who are interested, I would prefer an off-list reply, otherwise I
may miss the message as it passes through my e-mail filters, and is placed
in a different folder.


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