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From Vishal K <vishalm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: QA effort to support windows as a production platform
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2010 17:41:42 GMT
Hi Patrick,

We have not upgraded to 3.3.0 yet. We are using 3.2.2. I did notice the
windows specific batch files in 3.3.0. How seemless is upgrade from 3.2.2 -
> 3.3.0?

I will let you know if I run into any windows related problems. Thanks.

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Patrick Hunt <phunt@apache.org> wrote:

> Are you using 3.3.0? 3.3.0 included a number of fixes for cygwin and
> includes windows specific batch files. If you are planning to deploy to
> production on windows I'd encourage you to develop under windows directly as
> well.
>
> If you find issues, bugs, etc... be sure to enter JIRAs. Don't worry, you
> won't hurt our feelings, on the contrary we'll be happy if you find/fix
> issues on windows and make things better for everyone. (just make sure you
> are using the latest release).
>
> Regards,
>
> Patrick
>
>
>
> On 04/02/2010 07:05 AM, Vishal K wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I was able to start zookeeper on windows using cygwin. I had to do minor
>> changes to the shell scripts to use cygpath wherever needed.
>> I will run a few tests and post the progress. I greped through the
>> zookeeper
>> sources just to check if ZK is using any native code.
>> I didn't find any, but just to confirm - is ZK using native code.
>>
>> I have talked to a few guys around and they said it is fair to assume that
>> the programs are portable (to Windows) if they don't have native code.
>> Just
>> wanted to check. Thanks.
>> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Vishal K<vishalmlst@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>> Hi Patrick,
>>>
>>> Thanks for your response. I start running ZK on windows and let you know
>>> if
>>> I run into issues.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Patrick Hunt<phunt@apache.org>  wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Vishal K wrote:
>>>>
>>>> We will be using zookeeper quite extensively for clustering. Windows is
>>>>> one
>>>>> of the platforms that we may need to support. Since Win32 is not
>>>>> supported
>>>>> as a production platform I was wondering to what extent is zookeeper
>>>>> tested
>>>>> on windows. We are also interested on using Zookeeper on Win64
>>>>> platform.
>>>>> Is
>>>>> Win64 supported? Are there any plans to support Win32/Win64 for
>>>>> production?
>>>>> If not, what would one need to do support windows and what would be the
>>>>> estimated QA effort?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> My use of ZK is exclusively 32/64bit linux, however I can tell you that
>>>> given that the client/server are implemented in java it should work.
>>>> Problems you might encounter would be things like NIO issues with the
>>>> JVM
>>>> implementation on windows.
>>>>
>>>> Testing on windows? Pretty much 0 afaik. We do support development on
>>>> cygwin, so provides some basic exercising of the codepaths with the
>>>> windows
>>>> jvm, however it's not likely production level qa.
>>>>
>>>> This question (zk on win) has come up once or twice before, I haven't
>>>> seen
>>>> any followup from the users who asked about it previously though.
>>>>
>>>> 3.3.0 has batch files for running the server in windows, give those a
>>>> try.
>>>> Probably what you'd want to do is run "ant test-core-java" or similar in
>>>> the
>>>> top of the ZK release directory. This will run all the java tests and
>>>> give
>>>> you some insight into status. I'd be happy to work with you to land
>>>> patches
>>>> that address issues with ZK on windows. Depending on the interest level
>>>> and
>>>> support from win users we could support win as a dev/prod platform at
>>>> some
>>>> point in the future - having ongoing support for this would be important
>>>> though (people interested in testing/fixing under win I mean). Try
>>>> exercising under windows and create some JIRAs based on what you find.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Patrick
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>

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