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I need to use a library that seems to be making the assumption that Process.fork() is available.

On Windows it is not.

I tried installing Cygwin with the idea that it might simulate this.

Didn't work.

Any other ideas to get this working on Windows (Vista-32)?

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What library do you need to use ? – Gnoupi Sep 16 '09 at 14:53
Possible duplicate :… – caliban Sep 16 '09 at 15:04
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See the link given by caliban, but if it's too technical then the simple answer is : Not easily possible, as the Unix and Windows models for process operations differ by too much. The link suggests that Cygwin can, with a truly heroic effort, make Windows work as Unix (I would like to see it working before I believe in it). I would suggest that you replace your forks by spawns for improved compatibility.

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