JavaService is a Win32 executable that allows any Java class to be run as an NT service. It uses JNI's invocation API to create a Java Virtual Machine using any JNI compliant Java implementation. This software is now available from ObjectWeb.
- Posted by: Francois Letellier
- Posted on: November 01 2004 14:58 EST
John Rutter wrote:
The JavaService utility allows Java applications to run automatically in the background as system services on Windows NT-type environments.
The original public distribution of this software was provided by Alexandria Software Consulting. The last version available from that supplier was 1.2.0, available under a BSD-style licence
Subsequently, enhancements were incorporated into the software by Multiplan Consultants and three further releases (1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3) were made available for download from the company sites.
The JavaService software is now hosted by the ObjectWeb source forge as a permanent location for future releases of this extremely useful utility software.
The historical and current releases (1.2.0 through to 1.2.3) of the software are now available for download from the project page within the ObjectWeb forge. See http://javaservice.objectweb.org/ for details.
- Procrun by Tazz Man on November 02 2004 10:05 EST
- JavaService available from ObjectWeb by Sean Sullivan on November 02 2004 12:48 EST
- JavaService available from ObjectWeb by han theman on November 02 2004 12:59 EST
There is also procrun from apache. Any one think one is better then the other one?
Something as simple as running JAVA as NT services should be quite simple, so both products should be comperable!
There is also procrun from apache. Any one think one is better then the other one?Something as simple as running JAVA as NT services should be quite simple, so both products should be comperable!
Can't compare as I have only used JavaService, which I would recommend.
Only 1 gripe: it seems to start the service on a separate thread from the service controller itself, so Start returns immediately even though the service is actually still starting. Which can make for awkward auto maintenance scripts.
But that's pretty minor really. Overall good.
Excellent tool. Just what I have been looking for to run JBoss. Thanks for making it free. Nice work. Keep it up
See also: http://wrapper.tanukisoftware.org/doc/english/introduction.html
See also: Running JBoss as a Windows Service
I use http://wrapper.tanukisoftware.org/ since 2 years and I'm very happy with it. It provides wrapper for NT and for various Unix plateform, with usefull basic and advanced parameter/feature (like heartbeat configuration, logging redirection, management of the Ctrl+C for jvm 1.3,...)
Mucho Kudos to the JavaService project; I find it very useful in a varity of projects. The cool thing about JavaService is that it simply works.