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From "Jason Dillon (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-2345) Windows Version of bootstrap
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:47:14 GMT
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Jason Dillon commented on GERONIMO-2345:

I'm adding the comments I sent to dev@ for clarity:

I do not really want to have to maintain both the unix version and the windows versions of
this script.  I do periodically make some changes to bootstrap when I find it makes things

Bootstrap is temporary and will be removed shortly, and I would rather force users to install
Cygwin during that period than start to maintain a batch file that can function the same as
the shell script.

I appreciate your willingness to write this script, but I think that adding it will be more
of a hassle...


It is not just about maintenance... I can 99% guarantee that the shell script will work as
expected, and that when people run it, that it will perform the same as it does on my systems.

I can't say the same for a batch file.  The point of bootstrap was to provide that level of
reliability and assurance that everyone is running through the same steps, so we can be sure
that at the very minimum we have a tree that can always be built from source.

I really do not recommend that we change this now by adding a new path for users to run through...
 I can see it now, users posting problems about failed builds, and me asking oh which bootstrap
did you use?  Oh, I can't really test to see your problem, can you please use the shell script....
blah blah blah.

Bootstrap can be removed as soon as our artifacts, the spec artifacts and openejb artifacts
are being regularly published.  Still waiting on m2 2.0.5 to fix some problems as well, but
if needed I can bring the simple build script back (which has a unix and windows flavor that
I am willing to support as it is very simple).  And hopefully as soon as 2.0.5 is out, we
won't need that either.

 * * *

I would much, much, much rather that windows developers install Cygwin.

> Windows Version of bootstrap
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-2345
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: buildsystem
>    Affects Versions: 1.2
>         Environment: Windows XP
>            Reporter: Mark DeLaFranier
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: bootstrap.bat, bootstrap.bat.patch
> A version of the bootstrap script for Windows users.

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