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developerWorks: Migrating Win32 C/C++ Applications to Linux on POWER, Part 1

Jul 06, 2004, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nam Keung, Chakarat Skawratananond)

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"There are many ways to port and migrate from the Win32 C/C++ applications to the pSeries platform. You can use freeware or 3rd party tools to port the Win32 application code to move to Linux. In our scenario, we decided to use a portability layer to abstract the system APIs call. A portability layer will offer our application the following benefits:

  • "Independence from the hardware
    • "Independence from the operating system
    • "Independence from changes introduced from release to release on operating systems
  • "Independence from operating system API styles and error codes
  • "Ability to uniformly place performance and RAS hooks on calls to the OS

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