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From "David D'Antonio" <>
Subject RE: Win32 binary
Date Fri, 17 Oct 1997 22:19:12 GMT
Another idea is to use a tray app to start/stop the server and indicate its status. This is
what I did for Process Software's Win95 http server. This gives one a message loop for
things like WM_SHUTDOWN, not to mention a popup menu for whatever folks can think
of to put there. There certainly no problem starting the tray app from the start menu.

Anyone got the apache logo as an icon/bmp/gif/etc that is small (tray icons are SMALL!)


-----Original Message-----
From:	Martin Kraemer []
Sent:	Friday, October 17, 1997 6:11 PM
Subject:	Re: Win32 binary

It's easiest to start apache from a PIF file. It launches the
shell that's required (and where stderr goes - I made a patch a while ago
to send logs to stderr too. Maybe I can recycle them with the new logging)
but you have the possibility to hardwire a startup directory and a parameter
to pass to the executable, with less overhead than starting a .bat file.

The bad news is that PIF files are binary and have to be created with PIFEDIT,
so it's not easy to replace the paths by the actual installation directory.


On Fri, Oct 17, 1997 at 11:05:26PM +0000, Paul Sutton wrote:
> > 4.1) So I install in \apache, and everything works, except the server
> > doesn't come up automatically, like it looks like it's trying to do.  When
> > started manually it's fine.
> I don't think this'll work on Win 95. It can start automatically on NT
> when it is installed as a service (with -i), but on 95 it has to run under
> a shell (COMMAND.COM). I'm not convinced you are run apps from
> the startup menu (or indeed any menu). At least it didn't work when I
> tried it.
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