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From nsla...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r700806 - in /incubator/couchdb/trunk: AUTHORS README THANKS
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2008 15:09:31 GMT
Author: nslater
Date: Wed Oct  1 08:09:31 2008
New Revision: 700806

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=700806&view=rev
Log:
doc improvements

Modified:
    incubator/couchdb/trunk/AUTHORS
    incubator/couchdb/trunk/README
    incubator/couchdb/trunk/THANKS

Modified: incubator/couchdb/trunk/AUTHORS
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/couchdb/trunk/AUTHORS?rev=700806&r1=700805&r2=700806&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/couchdb/trunk/AUTHORS (original)
+++ incubator/couchdb/trunk/AUTHORS Wed Oct  1 08:09:31 2008
@@ -1,13 +1,13 @@
 Apache CouchDB AUTHORS
 ======================
 
-Apache CouchDB was originally developed by Damien Katz <damien@apache.org> and
-he remains the project lead.
-
 A number of people have contributed directly to Apache CouchDB by writing
-documentation or developing software. A list of these people is included below.
+documentation or developing software.
+
+These people are:
 
  * J. Chris Anderson <jchris@apache.org>
+ * Damien Katz <damien@apache.org>
  * Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org>
  * Christopher Lenz <cmlenz@apache.org>
  * Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>

Modified: incubator/couchdb/trunk/README
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/couchdb/trunk/README?rev=700806&r1=700805&r2=700806&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/couchdb/trunk/README (original)
+++ incubator/couchdb/trunk/README Wed Oct  1 08:09:31 2008
@@ -13,8 +13,8 @@
 not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it
 does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
 
-Building From Subversion
-------------------------
+Building From Checkout
+----------------------
 
 You can skip this section if you are installing from a release tarball.
 
@@ -23,13 +23,13 @@
 
 To build Apache CouchDB from checkout you need some of the following installed:
 
- * GNU Automake (>=1.6.3) (required) (http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/)
- * GNU Autoconf (>=2.59)  (required) (http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/)
- * GNU Libtool (required) (http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/)
- * help2man (optional) (http://www.gnu.org/software/help2man/)
+ * GNU Automake (>=1.6.3) (http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/)
+ * GNU Autoconf (>=2.59)  (http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/)
+ * GNU Libtool            (http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/)
+ * GNU help2man           (http://www.gnu.org/software/help2man/)
 
-If you are running a Debian GNU/Linux system (or a derivative such as Ubuntu
-GNU/Linux) you can install these dependencies using the `apt-get` command:
+If you are running a Debian GNU/Linux based system you can install these
+dependencies using the `apt-get` command:
 
     apt-get install automake autoconf libtool help2man
 
@@ -42,30 +42,30 @@
 Bootstrapping
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
-Note: You must repeat this step every time you update your Subversion checkout.
+Note: You must repeat this step every time you update your checkout.
 
 Bootstrap the pristine source by running the following command:
 
     ./bootstrap
 
-Installation And First Run
+Installation and First Run
 --------------------------
 
-You will need the following installed:
-
- * Erlang OTP (>=R11B) (required) (http://erlang.org/)
- * ICU (required) (http://icu.sourceforge.net/)
- * OpenSSL (required) (http://www.openssl.org/)
- * Mozilla SpiderMonkey (required) (http://www.mozilla.org/js/spidermonkey/)
- * GNU Make (required) (http://www.gnu.org/software/make/)
- * GNU Compiler Collection (required) (http://gcc.gnu.org/)
-
 UNIX-like Operating Systems (inc. OS X)
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 Dependencies
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
+To build and install apache CouchDB you will need the following installed:
+
+ * Erlang OTP (>=R11B)     (http://erlang.org/)
+ * ICU                     (http://icu.sourceforge.net/)
+ * OpenSSL                 (http://www.openssl.org/)
+ * Mozilla SpiderMonkey    (http://www.mozilla.org/js/spidermonkey/)
+ * GNU Make                (http://www.gnu.org/software/make/)
+ * GNU Compiler Collection (http://gcc.gnu.org/)
+
 Debian-based (inc. Ubuntu) Systems
 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 
@@ -102,7 +102,7 @@
 Installing
 ^^^^^^^^^^
 
-Once you have satisfied dependencies you should run the following command:
+Once you have satisfied the dependencies you should run the following command:
 
     ./configure
 
@@ -127,12 +127,12 @@
 
     sudo make && yes | sudo make install
 
-Note: Use of the `sudo` command is only required if you are installing into a
+Note: The use of the `sudo` command is only required if you are installing into a
 system owned directory. You do not need to do this if you are installing
 elsewhere, such as your home directory.
 
 If you are having problems running `make` you may want to try running `gmake` if
-it is available on your system.
+this is available on your system.
 
 More options can be found by reading the `INSTALL` file.
 

Modified: incubator/couchdb/trunk/THANKS
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/couchdb/trunk/THANKS?rev=700806&r1=700805&r2=700806&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/couchdb/trunk/THANKS (original)
+++ incubator/couchdb/trunk/THANKS Wed Oct  1 08:09:31 2008
@@ -1,10 +1,10 @@
 Apache CouchDB THANKS
 =====================
 
-Apache CouchDB was originally developed by Damien Katz <damien_katz@yahoo.com>
-and a number of other contributors. Many people further contributed to Apache
-CouchDB by reporting problems, suggesting various improvements or submitting
-changes. A list of these people is included below.
+A number of people have contributed to Apache CouchDB by reporting problems,
+suggesting improvements or submitting changes.
+
+Some of these people are:
 
  * William Beh <willbeh@gmail.com>
  * Yoan Blanc <yoan.blanc@gmail.com>



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