May 7th, 2010, 12:17 AM
Omission in Reference Manual - Getting Started
When I tried following the directions to download and install tc Server (Developer Edition) I noticed there is a step missing, at least for Windows XP. See http://static.springsource.com/proje...eloper-edition
Step 4 says to unzip or untar the tc Server distribution file into the new directory. So far so good.
Step 5 says to traverse to the directory and execute tcruntime-ctl.sh|bat spring-insight-instance start, but it has not yet been installed as a Windows service, so "start" does not work. "Run" does work; so does first an "install" and then a "start".
Technically, the documentation uses the Unix version as "an example" without providing a corresponding "Windows example", so the documentation could be technically correct, without actually being useful to me. But since this is the very first thing a developer is going to do when he experiments with Spring for the first time, it would be good to document the steps, even for Windows users.
Also, I notice the Quick Start is for the Standard Version, but I figured maybe the Developer Version was for developers, so I got that one instead.