Dear Mahadev, dear Patrick,

thank you very much for the quick replies.

Given your encouraging answers we will carry on with our project both on
Linux and Windows. Of course, we will be more than happy to contribute
back any experiences with Win32 as a production platform provided that
our project makes it that far... (We are still prototyping at the
moment.)

Thanks again for the responses and for maintaining such a great product,

Marc 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Hunt [mailto:ph...@apache.org] 
> Sent: Donnerstag, 4. Juni 2009 19:02
> To: zookeeper-user@hadoop.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Win32 as a production platform
> 
> Agree. I developed on a windows box for about 9months w/o any 
> windows specific issues being found. If someone were willing 
> to do the work and take on responsibility for long term 
> dev/test/support I don't see why we wouldn't add it.
> 
> Patrick
> 
> ps - notice that the dev level use of windows currently 
> requires cygwin
> 
> Mahadev Konar wrote:
> > Hi Marc,
> >  The only thing missing would be testing and support. We do most of 
> > our testing on linux boxes and for the same reason its easy 
> for us to 
> > support the platforms that we use. We do not have access to windows 
> > boxes to test and (therefore) support windows as a suggested 
> > production platform. Also, the other reason is that 
> currently we have 
> > a very few set of people who contribute there time for 
> development and 
> > support of Zookeeper and are more conversant with linux 
> than windows. 
> > It would be a stretch to expect them to support windows as 
> a production platform.
> > 
> > Hope this helps.
> > Thanks
> > mahadev
> > 
> > 
> > On 6/4/09 4:38 AM, "Marc Frei" <f...@oberon.ch> wrote:
> > 
> >> Dear ZooKeeper users,
> >>
> >> the ZooKeeper Administrator's Guide states that Win32 is currently 
> >> only supported as a development platform but not as 
> production platform:
> >>
> >> 
> http://hadoop.apache.org/zookeeper/docs/r3.1.1/zookeeperAdmin.html#sc
> >> _su
> >> pportedPlatforms
> >>
> >> Since we are currently evaluating ZooKeeper for production use on 
> >> both Linux and Windows servers, I would be interested in 
> knowing what 
> >> the missing pieces for full-fledged Windows support are.
> >>
> >> Thank you very much in advance and kind regards,
> >>
> >> Marc
> > 
> 

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