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From "John H. Embretsen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3985) Replace BUILDING.txt with a simlified up-to-date BUILDING.html
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2009 08:37:44 GMT

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John H. Embretsen commented on DERBY-3985:

When I click the links to BUILDING.html on the web site or the wiki, I get the HTML source
as plain text, which is not that easy to read, instead of a rendered HTML page. Not sure if
it is browser-dependent; I have tried with Firefox and Opera. I don't know if this is something
that could be fixed in SVN. As a workaround, using a different access method (viewvc) seems
to do the trick:

This displays rendered HTML: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/db/derby/code/trunk/BUILDING.html?view=co
This displays HTML source: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/db/derby/code/trunk/BUILDING.html

I also would like to note that although the document states that you need JUnit 3.8.1 to run
the tests, I think JUnit 3.8.2 works equally well or better (unless I'm overlooking something).

Althugh I did not test or read the document's fine details, it looks good, tight and easy
to follow. Well done!

> 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,
derby-3985-01-ac-simplerBuildInstructions.diff, derby-3985-02-aa-website.diff, derby-3985-03-aa-corrections.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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