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From "John H. Embretsen" <John.Embret...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1846) Create a script that allows users to easily update their Derby jars with the JDBC4 classes.
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:50:57 GMT
Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>> Rick Hillegas commented on DERBY-1846:
>> --------------------------------------
>> I'm afraid I don't understand the workaround. It appears that John regenerated all
of the jars from scratch. 

I was doing that to "simulate" a 10.2.1.x bin-distribution, i.e. jars 
without JDBC 4. Since my sources were out of sync with the non-JDBC jars 
that were to be updated, the compiler complained.

>> If we're going to do that, then why are we writing this script in the first place?
Why don't we just tell the users:
>> 1) Unzip the source distribution.
>> 2) Point ant.properties at your JDK 6 installation.
>> 3) Build Derby.
> If it's as simple as that, why do we need another script?
> Dan.

I think it was mainly so that users won't have to download ant, set it 
up and do all the other things required by BUILDING.txt. See

The scripts are very useful, but not strictly necessary. See the 
description for DERBY-1846.


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