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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: Run Geronimo as a Windows service
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2008 14:50:40 GMT
Sounds like a good feature to consider for 2.2.

Maybe we could offer it as an optional plugin, since the current zip/tar 
  files are per assembly, which means you would be including it for 
Unix/Linux/Mac users too.  It would also allow us to offer a JSW 3.2.0 
(BSD licensed) version of the plugin, for users who wanted it instead of 
the procrun implementation.


Jack Cai wrote:
> Hi all,
> I learnt that some of our users are interested in running Geronimo as a 
> Windows service. Although there is already an option provided by the 
> Java Service Wrapper, they are more interested in seeing something 
> similar to what is provided by Tomcat. I searched the mail achive and 
> found this old discussion [1], which didn't reach a decision. Provided 
> that we can easily take the technology from Tomcat [2], I'm keen to 
> implement this for Geronimo. The advantage of using Apache Commons 
> procrun is that -
> 1. Out-of-box experience, no need to download and install a third party 
> component;
> 2. Tray icon that further improves usability.
> Eventually we would think to provide this "run as a service" capability 
> for Linux/Unix platforms, but Windows would be a good start. What do 
> others think? I'd volunteer to do this job if you think it's worth doing.
> -Jack Cai
> [1] 
> <>
> [2]

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