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From Norman Maurer <nor...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Running James 2.3.2 as a Windows service
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:42:22 GMT
Hi there,

in current trunk we use maven-appassembler plugin to bui

2010/8/30 Thilo Götz <twgoetz@gmx.de>:
> Hi,
>
> I'm running James 2.3.2 on various versions of Windows as a service.
> Up till now, I was using the ServiceWrapper exe that comes with the
> James distribution.  However, the ServiceWrapper has problems on
> Windows Server 2008 64bit, it does not reliably communicate with
> the embedded JVM.
>
> These issues are fixed with newer versions of the ServiceWrapper, but
> that newer version is under GPL.  This makes it a no-go area for
> me, and I guess is also the reason it doesn't come prepackaged with
> James.
>
> I have started investigating Commons Daemon as a replacement for
> ServiceWrapper.  I noticed that James even comes with a ready-to-use
> Commons Daemon controller class, though I haven't tried it yet:
> org.apache.avalon.phoenix.launcher.DaemonLauncher.
>
> So before I spend a lot of time on this: are there known issues with
> using Commons Daemon instead of ServiceWrapper?  Is there a particular
> reason James ships ServiceWrapper, and not, e.g., instructions on
> how to set it up with Commons Daemon?
>
> Thanks, and keep up the good work!
>
> --Thilo
>
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