During a search for a version control system to replace Visual Source Safe, I
found out about SubVersion.
There's a whole group of software out there for which it would be very handy if they could be started as a windows service. Think for instance about JINI services as written in java. Or other standalone java applications that have no user interface, but supply some kind of service for other applications.
This list is not only restricted to java applications, every application that just needs to be there without a user being logged in, and start it by hand (or by adding it to the startup group), should be started as a service to allow it to start automatically when the machine is turned on.
Thinking this over, the idea for RunAsService service was born.
What should it do
The basic requirements for this application are as follows:
This list is all but exhaustive, its just the goal for the first release.
Since I think that fellow developers can also, and should, benifit from this I
immediatly decided it was going to be an open source project.
The installation and configuration guide is described here.