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From "Jarek Gawor (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-4394) Run Geronimo as a Windows service out of box
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:54:44 GMT

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Jarek Gawor commented on GERONIMO-4394:
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I'm unable to execute the attached .exe files. Maybe they got corrupted somehow or do I need
to do something else to run them (e.g. install some dll)? 

> Run Geronimo as a Windows service out of box
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GERONIMO-4394
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-4394
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: commands
>         Environment: Windows platforms
>            Reporter: Jack Cai
>            Assignee: Jack Cai
>             Fix For: 2.2
>
>         Attachments: GERONIMO-4394_Jack.patch, geronimosrv.exe, geronimosrvw.exe, osservice.zip
>
>
> Although there is already an option provided by the Java Service Wrapper, some users
are more interested in seeing something similar to what is provided by Tomcat. Provided that
we can easily take the technology from Tomcat (http://commons.apache.org/daemon/procrun.html),
I'm keen to implement this same thing 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. 

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