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From "Jack Cai" <greensi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Run Geronimo as a Windows service
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:25:23 GMT
Thanks David! I'll try the plugin approach then.

- Jack

2008/11/6 David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com>

>
> On Nov 6, 2008, at 3:45 AM, Jack Cai wrote:
>
> 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.
>
>
>
> You can build a plugin that unpacks something to the bin directory on
> installation.  The geronimo-boilerplate plugin (under assemblies) does
> nothing else.  Most or all of the *-deployer plugins unpack a schema into
> the schema directory.  You end up with 2 copies of the stuff in the server
> (one in the car, one in the unpacked location) but I haven't worried about
> this.
>
>
>
> 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?
>
>
> I would prefer to avoid this complication.
>
> thanks
> david jencks
>
>
>
> - Jack Cai
>
>
> 2008/11/4 Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org>
>
>> 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]
>>> http://www.nabble.com/forum/ViewPost.jtp?post=591936&framed=y&skin=134
<
>>> http://www.nabble.com/forum/ViewPost.jtp?post=591936&framed=y&skin=134>
>>> [2] http://commons.apache.org/daemon/procrun.html
>>>
>>>
>
>

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