Windows NT as an XPG4 UNIX System
Stephe Walli, Softway systems
Klubmøde tirsdag d. 21. maj 1996 kl 19:00 på DIKU
Windows NT(TM) is architected such that applications run as clients of
subsystems that provide the services they need. These subsystems, for
example Win32 and POSIX, map the service requests to NT kernel requests.
Softway Systems, Inc. is building OpenNT(TM), a complete subsystem environment
that will be brandable as an X/Open XPG4 UNIX machine.
The presentation will discuss the architecture of the OpenNT environment,
how it will map the relevant X/Open and ISO POSIX specifications, and
some of the issues encountered so far. It will explore the question of
how NT can be considered an "open" system.
Stephen R. Walli is Vice-President of Research and Development for Softway
Systems, Inc., and a founder. Prior to this, he was a consulting systems
analyst and writer who specialised in portable applications design, portability
models, and open systems specifications, working for X/Open, UNISYS, and Sun
Microsystems. He has been involved for the past six years with the IEEE and
ISO POSIX committees. Stephen represents USENIX at IEEE POSIX meetings, and
he has previously represented EurOpen's interests at these meetings.
His publications include: Go Solo, How to implement and Go Solo with the
Single UNIX Specification, (Prentice Hall, 1995), and he is a regular
contributor on standards issues for ;login:.
He can be reached at email@example.com.