Daemon strategy

Ray Cote rgacote at appropriatesolutions.com
Fri Feb 5 13:56:40 EST 2016

We’ve recently stopped building Windows services (Python or any other type)
and started using the NSSM service manager.
Takes a normal Windows application and runs it as a service.
The NSSM service manager provides great command-line support for
installing, configuring, and controlling Windows services.
Has greatly reduced our development time and test time since we no longer
need to test both app and service executables.


Downside is that it is a separate tool to install.
Upside is that it has features such as :
  - run-once at startup.
  - auto-restart failed services
  - setting service dependences (don’t start until another service is up
and running)
  - set processor dependencies


On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 1:39 PM, <paul.hermeneutic at gmail.com> wrote:

> It appears that python-deamon would be exactly what I need. Alas,
> appears not to run on Windows. If I am wrong about that, please tell
> me.
> To what tools should I turn?
> I am not eager to produce a "service" on Windows unless it cannot be
> avoided.
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