[rabbitmq-discuss] Are Windows 7 X64 and X86 supported by RabbitMQ?

Matthew Sackman matthew at lshift.net
Mon Apr 5 14:47:19 BST 2010


On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 03:38:19PM +0200, John Apps wrote:
> Before I continue spending time on this and reporting things I either do not
> understand or consider wrong,
> it would be worth knowing if Windows in general and 7 (X64 and X86) are
> supported by RabbitMQ.
> I would hate to waste your time, and mine, with this!

Sure, that makes sense. The answer is yes, we do support Windows.
However, the unavailability of a 64-bit Erlang for Windows, and Windows'
unhelpful and inconsistent limits on address space for 32-bit programs
means that we do not recommend Windows. That said, pretty much every
bug that was fixed between 1.7.1 and 1.7.2 was in order to make RabbitMQ
work better on Windows - hence we are committed to supporting it, despite
its warts.

> I was told in a previous reply a few weeks ago that anyone considering a
> 'serious' production deployment of
> a RabbitMQ application would use Linux rather than Windows. It was this
> suggestion and the number of
> things not quite working to plan that led me to ask the question.

Yup, that is pretty much our position. At the end of the day, the
inability to reliably get > 2GB memory assigned to Rabbit under Windows
is a pretty crippling issue. This should ease, once a 64-bit Erlang
appears for Windows, though I've no idea of any ETA for that.


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