The .bat files probably don't work on 9x/ME they
use features only on NT/2000/XP.
I'm using a Unix emulator for Windows called Cygwin, because the build fails with batch-file on my Windows 98 system. Shutting down can simply be accomplished by pressing [CTRL]-c ;-).
I use cygwin as well. :-)
I don't know how anybody can use the windows shell?
Incidently, Jason Dillon has fixed the .sh files
so they convert unix paths to windows paths, meaning
you can run them with a windows JVM. Very Good!