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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Hello
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:52:45 GMT
André Warnier wrote:
> Mark Thomas wrote:
>> Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
> [...]
>>> I'm not privy to the thought processes behind the packaging of the
>>> .exe and .zip downloads, but I don't like it, whatever it was.  I
>>> think all bits and pieces should be in all the packages.  The .exe
>>> installer could be made smart enough to detect the platform and JVM
>>> it's running on, and choose the 32- or 64-bit service wrapper as
>>> appropriate.  The service.bat script would probably have to use a
>>> command line option to select 32- or 64-bit, but that's way better
>>> than the current state of affairs.
>> Patches are always welcome ;)
> One would have to find things first in order to patch them. ;-)
> Seriously, on the same principle as eating an elephant but tiny bits at
> a time, is there something that militates against adding the various
> tomcat.exe and tomcatw.exe to the zip distribution ?

Not at all. I'm more than happy to add them to the Tomcat 7 build, get it
working and then propose a port to 6.0.x and possibly earlier versions.

Option 1: Wait for me (or another committer) to find the time to do this and
continue to complain that it isn't so until once of us does.

Option 2: Write a patch for the build script, service.bat and the windows
installer to do this.

I'll accept patching the windows installer is a little tricky but the others
should be trivial. If someone wants to take a crack at doing this I'll willingly
give them all the help they need if they pop over to the dev list.

> I'm willing to write a HowTo for Windows in the FAQ, but having in
> addition to direct people to these external links seems a bit
> extra-confusing.

Agreed. I'd rather get this fixed than document a workaround.


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