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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-2732) Update README build instructions for more Maven heap
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:02:16 GMT


Christopher Tubbs commented on ACCUMULO-2732:

I'd rather not see the README become a tutorial on maven, especially if it starts making assumptions
about a user's build environment (maven version, maven's own resource requirements, or jvm
execution paths, etc.). Even in build instructions, we have to make some assumptions that
a user is familiar with the build tools or can debug build tool problems with documentation
on the build tool itself. MAVEN_OPTS is not an accumulo build option, it's a maven configuration
option, so I don't think it should go here.

I agree with [~busbey] that this would be more suitable in a contributor guide (specifically,
one on the website, or in a wiki).

> Update README build instructions for more Maven heap
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2732
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: docs
>            Reporter: Bill Havanki
>            Priority: Trivial
>              Labels: newbie
>             Fix For: 1.6.1, 1.7.0
> As the Accumulo code base grows, Maven needs more heap available in order to build. Currently,
256 MB appears to be enough, which is more than the default.
> The README should be updated to suggest configuring Maven with more heap, e.g.: add {{MAVEN_OPTS=-Xmx256m}}
to .mavenrc. This will help out folks who aren't Maven experts get a successful build.

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