Hello all...

I searched the forums for these things but didn't find anything directly about them. Sorry in advance if I'm repeating issues that are already out there...

First, my config.... Windows XP SP2, 4gigs ram and 60Gigs free. JDK 1.5.0.16 and Ant 1.7. I downloaded Franklin latests 5.0.8 using perforce.

I am building on Windows XP to get my feet wet before continuing dev on Suse. I followed the recipe on Building on Windows (win32) - Zimbra :: Wiki , and ensured that my jdk is 1.5.0.16 and ant is 1.7. Also verified that the installed desktop version was not running and zdesktop.exe also closed.

The build was successful, but zdesktop was not running after the build and the desktop app was not running either. Further, in comparing the /opt/zimbra/zdesktop (from ant build) with /zimbra/zdesktop (the windows installer beta 3), the directory structure is somewhat different. Most notably, no zdesktop.exe. I can send a directory tree for both environments if it is helpful.

However, http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp#1 did bring up the desktop application. And I was able to add a gmail account without any problems. It is a small email account (9 items) and all worked as expected.

The only gotcha in the webclient version was that the Preferences tab never came up; only a Work In Progress window came up with "The server appears to be slow to respond, and may not be available. Press the button to cancel your request." This was the same in both Firefox and IE6. I let it set in both browsers for 30 minutes and it never came back. I haven't seen anything in the logs that seems to tell me anything.

I rebooted and reran 'ant offline-reset-the-world'. Same results. I exited Jetty and started the installed version of desktop, beta 3. It works fine and the webclient version also works as expected, though a bit slow on starting the preferences, but at least they came up.

So, here are my questions. 1) is the wiki, above, the correct one to follow for building the zdesktop.exe? If not, then what is the correct process? Or what might I be doing wrong?

2) It appears that "ant start-jetty-windows" is sufficient to run the built desktop without a full build. Any side effects I should be aware of?

3) Any issues about Preferences? I searched the forums and wiki but did not see anything yet.

Here's the jetty log's last entries from when i selected Preferences:

127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:09 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/PreferencesCore.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 856 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:09 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/model/ZmPref.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 15554 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:09 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/model/ZmPersona.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 2099 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/Preferences.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 2275 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/model/ZmFilterRule.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 17679 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/model/ZmFilterRules.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 13352 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/model/ZmLocale.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 4196 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/view/ZmPreferencesPage.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 36531 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/view/ZmShortcutsPage.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 32967 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/view/ZmPrefView.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 9913 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/view/ZmFilterRulesView.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 7080 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/view/ZmFilterRuleDialog.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 33636 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/calendar/view/ZmCalendarPrefsPage.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 8005 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/mail/view/prefs/ZmAccountsPage.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 55920 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/mail/view/prefs/ZmAccountTestDialog.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 4339 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/mail/view/prefs/ZmMailPrefsPage.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 9947 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/mail/view/prefs/ZmSignaturesPage.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 22771 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/controller/ZmPrefController.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 13381 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:10 -0500] "GET /zimbra/js/zimbraMail/prefs/controller/ZmFilterRulesController.js?v=080805194631 HTTP/1.1" 200 7992 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:11 -0500] "POST /service/soap/NoOpRequest HTTP/1.1" 200 365 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp#1" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:52 -0500] "POST /service/soap/NoOpRequest HTTP/1.1" 200 366 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:52 -0500] "GET /zimbra/img/animated/Imgwait_64.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 8173 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/css/images,common,dwt,msgview,login,zm,spellcheck,wiki ,skin.css?v=080805194631&debug=1&skin=beach&locale =en_US" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:52 -0500] "GET /zimbra/img/animated/Imgwait_16.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 1411 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/css/images,common,dwt,msgview,login,zm,spellcheck,wiki ,skin.css?v=080805194631&debug=1&skin=beach&locale =en_US" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:53 -0500] "POST /service/soap/NoOpRequest HTTP/1.1" 200 365 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:09:53 -0500] "GET /zimbra/img/im.gif?v=080805194322 HTTP/1.1" 304 0 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/css/images,common,dwt,msgview,login,zm,spellcheck,wiki ,skin.css?v=080805194631&debug=1&skin=beach&locale =en_US" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16"
127.0.0.1 - - [05/Aug/2008:20:10:32 -0500] "POST /service/soap/NoOpRequest HTTP/1.1" 200 365 "http://localhost:7633/zimbra/desktop/login.jsp#1" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)"

As this is Beta 3, I hope some of these items help.


Frank