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[split] Windows vs Linux split (CodeIgniter 4.0.0-beta.2 Released) - albertleao - 04-04-2019

James, I know this is a longshot, but you wouldn't happen to know the split between linux based codeigniter apps and windows based are out there would you?


RE: [split] Windows vs Linux split (CodeIgniter 4.0.0-beta.2 Released) - ciadmin - 04-04-2019

Good question, and not one easily answered because we don't track the installs. And you can't forget OSX!

My best guess is that a majority of CI developers develop on Windows or Mac, but that a vast majority of CI apps are deployed in Linux systems. Many will test on Linux, or they should - even if only using the Windows subsystem for Linux.


RE: [split] Windows vs Linux split (CodeIgniter 4.0.0-beta.2 Released) - InsiteFX - 04-05-2019

Hi all,

I build on Windows 10 Pro but I also have a sub-domain on my hosting for testing on Linux.


RE: [split] Windows vs Linux split (CodeIgniter 4.0.0-beta.2 Released) - skunkbad - 04-05-2019

There should be no difference in the way you build an application. Windows has some limitations to be aware of, and that can trip up the developer if he/she doesn't understand those limitations. I'm talking about issues revolving around case sensitivity and file/directory permissions. Other than that, your application should ideally be able to run on any OS.

If you're developing on Windows, then you're doing it the hard way. I know because I developed on Windows until 5 or 6 years ago, and at that point I switched to Linux (Ubuntu). Yes, you could use a virtual environment, but developing on the same OS as the production environment is nice because there are rarely any gotchas. Almost all of the development software I use is free, and in many cases it's the same stuff you'd use on Windows.


RE: [split] Windows vs Linux split (CodeIgniter 4.0.0-beta.2 Released) - albertleao - 04-05-2019

My original question wasn't meant to be related to how people build applications, just wondering if it's worth creating a bash script to help some people migrate from 3 > 4.