[tor-dev] Porting TOR Relay Software To Run On Windows

Keifer Bly keifer.bly at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 00:36:22 UTC 2018


So I Retrieved the tor source code from https://github.com/torproject/tor

Here’s one thing I have noticed about the network. I have noticed that there is no version of the tor relaying software that will run on Windows. I know Windows isn’t the most secure OS to run a relay off of for a few reasons, however if there was a version of the tor relaying software that was compatible with Windows, this would remove the barrier an quite a number of people who want to run a bridge or relay but do not want to have to go through the hassle of running a Linux virtual machine or something. 

After just trying to start this project, here is the issue I am already encountering.

The tor relaying software is written in C, which I cannot seem to find any compilers for that would work with Windows.

Microsoft Visual Studio would be very convenient here, but I have checked and from what I can see it does not support  C, but does support C++ and of course C#.

Any thoughts on what a good compiler might be to try to port the tor relay software to run as a Command Prompt software on Widows?

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks all.

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