And the result? Does it just work (all be it without any scripting or threading etc...)? Well unsurprisingly no.
But surprisingly almost.
Obviously any serious attempt to get Windows native support would involve re-hashing the threading (long live Posix!) but this was more a "proof of exactly how broken the concept is" sort of a test.
Immediately apparently working:
- The UI
DNS - through the new DNS API (woo hoo!)
HTTP - but very slowly (even slower than fopen should be it seems)
Graphs, reports and history
- IMAP - the script just dies... Hmm
Test session recording (not the history - the underlying mechanism to stop multiple same node tests being run at once if one is still going and timing out)
It is however on the version 1.X wish list.
In the meantime see below for a shot of the proof of concept running (sort of) native in Windows.