New FitNesse version brings auto-install

I just downloaded the new FitNesse release 20090709. From this version on FitNesse is released just as a single jar with ~5MB size. In previous versions FitNesse was delivered as zipped distribution. I wondered where the Zip distribution can be downloaded from and read the release notes for version 20090709. There was an interesting entry there:

“Self Install/Update. From now on FitNesse will be released as a jar file. When you first run a new version with java -jar fitnesse.jar it will install itself (or update itself) into the directory in which it is running. No more zip files. No more missing jar files. No more moving pages into new installations. FitNesse takes care of it’s own environment for you.”
So I just downloaded the jar file and launched it:
java -jar fitnesse.jar
Unpacking new version of FitNesse resources.  Please be patient.
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You must now reload FitNesse.  Thank you for your patience........
After this was finished FitNesse created the well known directory structure.
Also the start scripts (run.sh/bat) have gone. The jar is executable, so I started it:
java -jar fitnesse.jar -p 8080
FitNesse (v20090709) Started...
port:              8080
root page:         fitnesse.wiki.FileSystemPage at ./FitNesseRoot
logger:            none
authenticator:     fitnesse.authentication.PromiscuousAuthenticator
html page factory: fitnesse.html.HtmlPageFactory
page version expiration set to 14 days.
Soon I will update fit4oaw to use this version.

Posted via email from Karsten’s Blog

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