All,

I am very happy to announce the release of win32-service 0.3.0.  Thanks to 
the help of my fellow cohorts in crime, Park Heesob and Shashank Date, this 
module now provides code that allows you to run Ruby programs as a Win32 
Service!

What is it?
An interface for controlling and/or monitoring Win32 services.  In addition, 
you can now run Ruby code as a service using the Daemon subclass.

Where is it?
You can find it on the RAA or at http://rubyforge.org/projects/win32utils/

Sample Daemon code:
# (After installing the service)
# Write to a file every 10 seconds
class Daemon
   def worker
      while state == RUNNING
         sleep 10
         f = File.open("c:\\test.log","a+")
         f.puts("service is running")
         f.close
      end
   end
end

d = Daemon.new
d.mainloop

You can find out more information by reading the included documentation.  
There is also a sample daemon script for you to play with.

Note that this should be considered an ALPHA release (the Daemon portion, 
that is).  We have great plans for this class, including hooks for signals, 
and whatever else we can dream up.

Time for a shameless plug - if you're interested in following the 
development of this module and the other win32 utils packages, you can 
subscribe to the mailing list at 
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/win32utils-devel.  It's a moderated 
list, so no spam. :)

Enjoy!

Dan, Park and Shashank

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