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From Tom Jordahl <t...@macromedia.com>
Subject RE: Few questions on the build
Date Wed, 20 Nov 2002 14:13:34 GMT
Vidyanand,

1. I usually run with all the optional components except security.
Feel free to add comments to the build.xml and documentation if you discover a dependency
in the tests that should be documented.  Or fix up the code to not require the dependency.

2. I don't know why this would happen, probably missing a jar file. SAAJ probably requires
some of the attachment jars, which are optional in the build.

3. I develop with JDK 1.3.1.  There are no mandated versions (1.3 or higher is probably all
we need).  Sticking with 1.3 will prevent you from coding any 1.4 dependencies, so I recommend
doing that.

4. We should NOT care about the parser we use.  JAXP is all we require.  It would be good
to have someone using a parser that is not Xerces.  I used Xerces 1.4.4, but recently switched
to 2.x.

Hope this helps.

--
Tom Jordahl
Macromedia Server Development



-----Original Message-----
From: Vidyanand Murunikkara [mailto:Vidyanand@infravio.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 7:55 PM
To: axis-dev@xml.apache.org
Subject: Few questions on the build


Hi

1) In the build.xml there is some notes about optional components. Are
these required to be in every developers machine? I needed to add
mailapi.jar to the lib directory to get it compiling. But it is supposed
to be an optional component. Am I missing something ?

2) I tried running "ant clean all-tests" after adding mailapi.jar to the
lib directory. I end up getting stuck at running the
tests.saaj.PackageTests. I get a UnsupportedDataTypeException from JAF.
Again is there somethign possibly wrong with my environment.

3) I use JDK 1.4 for development. Is that ok or does Axis mandate a JDK
1.3.1 ?

4. THe developer's guide requires xerces to be present. Since I use JDK
1.4 I already have a JAXP compliant parser. Is that good enough ? ( I
have read in one of the threads that xerces is preferred ).

Thanx for taking a look at this and hoping to hear soon :-)
Vidyanand.

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