Are you using 3.3.0? 3.3.0 included a number of fixes for cygwin and includes windows specific batch files. If you are planning to deploy to production on windows I'd encourage you to develop under windows directly as well.

If you find issues, bugs, etc... be sure to enter JIRAs. Don't worry, you won't hurt our feelings, on the contrary we'll be happy if you find/fix issues on windows and make things better for everyone. (just make sure you are using the latest release).



On 04/02/2010 07:05 AM, Vishal K wrote:

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<>  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<>  wrote:

Vishal K wrote:

We will be using zookeeper quite extensively for clustering. Windows is
of the platforms that we may need to support. Since Win32 is not
as a production platform I was wondering to what extent is zookeeper
on windows. We are also interested on using Zookeeper on Win64 platform.
Win64 supported? Are there any plans to support Win32/Win64 for
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.



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