Additional comment about GRAILS_HOME

Yesterday I commented on how I needed to change my GRAILS_HOME variable to point to the grails subdirectory of the grails-1.0 distribution. I did a bit more checking and discovered something interesting.

I’ve been using the Windows installer for Grails. I like how it also installs links for all the JavaDoc documentation, how it includes optional components, etc. It turns out, though, that it’s the Windows installer that’s changed the directory structure.

I just download the zipped binary distribution and expanded it, and it has the original directory structure. With that, I can just set the GRAILS_HOME variable to c:\grails-1.0.1 as usual and everything should be fine.

I’ll be watching to see if the Windows installer changes to go back to the original structure or not. If so, I’ll be sure to mention it here. I probably should say something on the mailing list, too, which I might if I get a chance.

About Ken Kousen
I teach software development training courses. I specialize in all areas of Java and XML, from EJB3 to web services to open source projects like Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Grails. Find me on Google+ I am the author of "Making Java Groovy", a Java / Groovy integration book published by Manning in the Fall of 2013, and "Gradle Recipes for Android", published by O'Reilly in 2015.

One Response to Additional comment about GRAILS_HOME

  1. Gilberttp says:

    i am gonna show this to my friend, bro

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