[Vm-dev] Win32 VM Service facility broken?

Torsten Bergmann astares at gmx.de
Wed Nov 4 14:35:25 UTC 2009

>If someone could tell me how to run VM as service, i may check.

see http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/105

If correctly installed it should run and there should also 
be an entry in 

BTW: if you installed it you can remove it using:

   sc.exe delete MyService

where MyService is the name you've given.

>you can run a VM as a standalone app, with seaside server.

Yes, I can always run squeak headless together with an entry in
Autostart or use other workarounds.

But it is not the same. Any Windows admin will tell you. Especially
since you can use scripting or the management console to start/stop 
service on remote machines and the like ...

With the SCM (Service control manager) I can manage it like any
other service (including Apache). I can define if and when it's started.

The VM provides the "-service" option and if it's broken we should 
really fix it.

This would also allow people to create Smalltalk based application 
server products for their Seaside apps (similar to Apache) and so on ...

>i consider services as an unnecessary and complex solution
>for resident applications

We dont have to discuss how good the API or Windows in general
is. Any other service based program integrates nicely ... and 
so should Squeak. 
I dont think we should yet again ignore the outside world here.

Especially since we know that it worked before....



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