Just wondering if there is anyone using JasperServer's Windows' package with Tomcat and Postgres in production. I don't think there's a dialog during the GUI installation to set max memory and other application server and database settings. I always thought these were just to setup a simple demo or are the defaults settings good enough for most cases?
The "binary" installer is not meant for production installations.
If you have your own standard installs of tomcat and postgresql then it is easier to upgrade these packages in order to get the most current security updates (etc) for these two packages.
Additionally, this kind of set up makes it a better platform for upgrading JasperReports Server. If you upgrade JRS that has been installed with the binary installer (in the case of Windows for instance) - then the menu items still point to the older version number of JRS. These menu items and some entries in the Windows registry can be updates manually - but it is just another thing to manage.
So, I would recommend using the War File bin zip (jasperreports-server-cp-5.5.0-bin.zip). If you follow the instructions in the releaseNotes.txt or the docs/JasperReports-Server-Install-Guide.pdf in Chapter 5, you can install to existing instances of tomcat and postgresql (and other app servers and databases as well).
The JAVA_OPTS settings would be updated in the normal way for Tomcat (ie in the bin/setclasspath.bat/sh file).