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From jan <rtm4...@googlemail.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: Kafka on Windows
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:22:42 GMT
Hi Liam,
as a DB guy  that does MSSQL (on windows, obviously) I literally have
no idea what a .sh file is,or what that would imply. I guess it's bash
so yeah.
But what's so terrifying about actually stating in the FAQ that you
should not run it as production on windows?
Why should I conclude that kafka on windows, with java (which is
supported on windows), and a filesystem (which windows has), and
reliable networking (ditto), doesn't work?
When is "just read the code" ever an acceptable answer?
Why should I lose 3 days just because someone couldn't put "don't do
it" in the FAQ (which I did read), and also have other people need to
ask here whether windows is supported?
Why?
This is just nuts.

cheers

jan


On 05/09/2018, Liam Clarke <liam.clarke@adscale.co.nz> wrote:
> Hi Jan,
>
> I'd presume that downloading an archive and seeing a bunch of .sh files
> would imply that Kafka wasn't built to run on Windows.
>
> Given that it's a cluster based technology, I'd assume that it wouldn't be
> supported for Windows given that most server based stuff isn't unless
> Microsoft built it.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Liam Clarke
>
> On Wed, 8 Aug. 2018, 2:42 am jan, <rtm443x@googlemail.com.invalid> wrote:
>
>> This is an excellent suggestion and I intend to do so henceforth
>> (thanks!), but it would be an adjunct to my request rather than the
>> answer; it still needs to be made clear in the docs/faq that you
>> *can't* use windows directly.
>>
>> jan
>>
>> On 07/08/2018, Rahul Singh <rahul.xavier.singh@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I would recommend using Docker — it would end up being run on a Linux
>> kernel
>> > VM on windows and is easier to get started on with a bit of learning
>> curve
>> > for Docker. Less time wasted overall and at least at that point you
>> > would
>> > know Docker.
>> >
>> > Rahul
>> > On Aug 7, 2018, 4:50 AM -0400, jan <rtm443x@googlemail.com.invalid>,
>> wrote:
>> >> I tried using it just for learning a while back and wasted 3 days
>> >> because it's not supported on windows. Even basic stuff didn't work. I
>> >> did read the docs first!
>> >>
>> >> I think I've seen other people on this list have questions
>> >> about/problems for exactly the same reason, and that could be a lot of
>> >> time saved if it was in the docs - it needs to be. So how do I ask the
>> >> maintainers to put 'No, Not Windows" in there?
>> >> Serious question.
>> >>
>> >> I resent losing 3 days of work because of essential missing info. It
>> >> sounds like (compared to @M. Manna) that I got off lightly.
>> >>
>> >> So can we put a clear caveat in the documentation, please, right at
>> >> the
>> >> top?
>> >>
>> >> jan
>> >>
>> >> On 07/08/2018, M. Manna <manmedia@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > The answer is - Absolutely not. If you don’t have Linux rack, or
>> >> > Kubernetes
>> >> > deployment -it will not work on Windows as guaranteed.
>> >> >
>> >> > I know this because I have tried to make it work for the past 1
>> >> > year.
>> >> > File
>> >> > handling always fails and crashes the cluster on Windows.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks,
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > On Tue, 7 Aug 2018 at 01:54, Alew <alewmt@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > > Hi!
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Is it recommended to use production Kafka cluster on Windows?
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Can't get it from the documentation. It is possible to start Kafka
>> on
>> >> > > Windows, but maybe it's for development purposes only.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Thanks.
>> >> > >
>> >> > >
>> >> > >
>> >> > >
>> >> >
>> >
>>
>

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