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From "Aaron Mulder" <>
Subject Re: Problems building on windows
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:42:26 GMT

Don't worry, all those problems are fixed in Windows Vista.



On 3/28/06, Joe Bohn <> wrote:
> I've been encountering a number of problems building on Windows which
> seem to be steadily getting worse and I was wondering if anybody else is
> experiencing this (and hopefully has some work-arounds).
> - Out of Memory Errors.   These seem to be related to two different
> things:
> 1)  Long file names.  If I remember correctly Windows has issues if the
> file names exceed 256 bytes.  I've been working with multiple levels of
> geronimo concurrently and so have had to name the root something other
> than simply geronimo.  It seems like if I start to get longer than 12
> characters or so I begin to hit these problems.  I think we may be
> getting into trouble here with the depth of our packages and embedded
> classes.
> 2)  Extra garbage hanging around in %temp% from previous builds.  The
> geronimo build leaves a lot of trash in %temp% and when that seems to
> cause problems with out of memory errors and subsequent builds.
> - File IO errors when running the CRLF plugin. These may be related to
> the %temp% storage but I seem to get them at times even when I've just
> cleaned out my %temp%.  Running back to back I get different results.
> Thanks for the help,
> Joe
> --
> Joe Bohn
> joe.bohn at
> "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot
> lose."   -- Jim Elliot

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