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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Java Service Wrapper for startup scripts
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:43:45 GMT
Thanks Bruce and John.

I would like to hear from more people on this as well as from David 
Jencks and Dain too.

Bruce Snyder wrote:
> On 8/10/05, <> wrote:
>>I noticed that Tomcat 5.5 uses the commons-daemon project and for
>>non-Windows platforms the source (included with the Tomcat binaries) must be
>>Maybe we could follow Tomcat's approach of not providing the binaries for
>>all platforms and leaving it up to the end user.  It is not as though they
>>can't start Geronimo without them, since the shell scripts should always be
> After thinking further about this, I now agree with what Jeff
> suggested and what you say above, John. I think we should simply
> develop a set of generic shell scripts and init scripts and nothing
> more (beyond a Windoze service, that is). We also need to encourage
> users to contribute their customizations to these scripts for
> additional platforms.
>>Is anyone familiar with the pros and cons of commons-daemon over Java
>>Service Wrapper and why the Tomcat project chose to use commons-daemon? 
> Not I. 
> Bruce 

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