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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3985) Replace BUILDING.txt with a simlified up-to-date BUILDING.html
Date Mon, 22 Dec 2008 22:01:44 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen commented on DERBY-3985:

The description looks fine to me. Some small issues:

- There are some problems with the HTML (for instance end tags with no matching opening tag).
You may want to pass it through an HTML validator (for instance http://validator.w3.org).

- Should the document be made self-contained? Now it embeds images from https://issues.apache.org.
It would be good if one didn't need a network connection to see all the contents (and are
the URLs on issues.apache.org stable?).

- Should the advanced build section mention the j14lib and j15lib properties? I think they
still work, and they are somewhat simpler than java*compile.classpath, but they don't work
on all JREs.

- The description of java15compile.classpath and java14compile.classpath says "The Derby tries
to find". Should this be "The Derby build tries to find"?

> 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
> 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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