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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
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1846#action_12434544.

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


-- 
John


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