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From "Myrna van Lunteren (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3985) Replace BUILDING.txt with a simlified up-to-date BUILDING.html
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2008 17:32:47 GMT

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Myrna van Lunteren commented on DERBY-3985:

I haven't applied the patch & read the doc yet, but I wanted to mention:
1. I believe building.txt is referenced on the main derby site; at least on: http://db.apache.org/derby/dev/derby_source.html#How+to+build+Derby
Probably also mentioned on the wiki too.
These references need to get changed.
2. building.txt is part of the src. tree during a release build. We need to make sure building.htm
goes in its place.

> Replace BUILDING.txt with a simlified up-to-date BUILDING.html
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-3985
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3985
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build tools
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: derby-3985-01-aa-simplerBuildInstructions.diff, derby-3985-01-ab-simplerBuildInstructions.diff
> At this point, BUILDING.txt contains a number of mis-statements. It is structured in
a way which makes the Derby build look complicated and intimidating. The build instructions
need to be thoroughly overhauled and divided into two main sections:
> 1) The simple build instructions for people who are new to the community. This will be
a build with few pre-requisites which just works out of the box.
> 2) Trickier build instructions for people who want compile-time checks for the different
platforms which Derby supports.
> While we're at it, I suggest that the revised instructions live in an html file rather
than a flat text file. I think this will result in a document that is more readable and easier
to navigate.

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