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 <vishalm...@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 <ph...@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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