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Thread EWB Web Server on Linux?
Fri, Jan 21 2022 8:48 AMPermanent Link

Trinione

Tim,
I urgently need to run EWB Web Server on a Linux Server. Is this possible? I believe I have seen promises of this thru the years.
Fri, Jan 21 2022 1:46 PMPermanent Link

Trinione

I expected the EWB Server for Linux to be available by now.

Here is a thread outlining availability early Fall 2021:

https://www.elevatesoft.com/forums?action=view&category=ewb&id=ewb_server&msg=231

Tim said:
> In addition to what has been mentioned regarding PHP/MySQL, I *will* have a Linux version of the EWB Server available in early fall.  I just need to get the OpenSSL layer working correctly, and then it will be ready to go.
Fri, Jan 21 2022 7:47 PMPermanent Link

erickengelke

Trinione wrote:
>I expected the EWB Server for Linux to be available by now.

If Tim is using the Delphi compiler, the  Linux binrary will be tied to a specific linux distribution, unless he compiles multiple times for each different distro.

An alternative I used on a few projects was to compile for a Windows console application and run with Wine on Unix (my department uses FreeBSD more than linux, but that's minor difference in the big scheme of things).    

Admittedly using Wine sounds kludgy, but it's been stable as hell for years, passed security audits, and the server reboots have gone away when I got rid of Windows server.  It was the best decision I made that year by eliminating the mess that is Windows serve, with its constant security updates, awkward firewall, etc.

Also, Wine over Unix is not much different from Windows over NT internal's OS, in both cases it's a personality layer that converts Ring 3 Win32/Win64 calls into lower level system calls of a more secure ring 0 OS.

I doubt I'll convince anyone, but just saying it would give a quick, multi-bistro solution.  I had it working in under a day with Delphi projects.  Microsoft projects are harder because they, ironically, don't run natively on Windows - you have to download extra Microsoft feature packs  to make them work, even on your totally Microsoft system.

Erick







Here is a thread outlining availability early Fall 2021:

https://www.elevatesoft.com/forums?action=view&category=ewb&id=ewb_server&msg=231

Tim said:
> In addition to what has been mentioned regarding PHP/MySQL, I *will* have a Linux version of the EWB Server available in early fall.  I just need to get the OpenSSL layer working correctly, and then it will be ready to go.
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Tue, Jan 25 2022 7:21 PMPermanent Link

Trinione

Erick,
Certainly won't be going that way. The reason for investing in and supporting a product like this is to avoid such contortions. Thanks for the suggestions though.
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