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From "Jack Cai" <>
Subject Re: Run Geronimo as a Windows service
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2008 09:45:32 GMT
Thanks a lot Donald!

So if we make this as a plugin (well, it's really a windows exe), we will
not be able to install it to the bin directory, right? If this is the case,
then it might not be conveniet for the users to control the service using
command line.

Another option is to create different assembly configuration for different
OS. This is very easy to achieve by adding more pom.xml to the assemblies
directory. This can also help to eliminate *.sh for Windows assemblies and
*.bat for Unix/Linux assemblies. But I guess creating OS-specific build is
something that Geronimo has been avoiding to do?

- Jack Cai

2008/11/4 Donald Woods <>

> 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.
> -Donald
> 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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