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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DERBY-4841) Improve projecthelp for the top level Derby build script
Date Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:17:33 GMT

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Rick Hillegas updated DERBY-4841:
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    Attachment: derby-4841-01-aa-ricksPicks.diff

Attaching derby-4841-01-aa-ricksPicks.diff. This adjusts the public api exposed by "ant -projecthelp"
for our top level build script. The new public api is simply my guess about what makes sense.
Committed at subversion revision 1021827.

After applying this patch, the output of "ant -projecthelp" is:

Main targets:

 all           Compile all of the source, including tests as well as production code.
 buildjars     Build all of the Derby jar files.
 buildsource   Compile the product source (does not build the tests).
 clobber       Remove all build artifacts.
 createBranch  Create a new branch (both docs and code).
 javadoc       Build all of the javadoc, including the public api, the production javadoc,
and the testing javadoc.
 junit-all     Run the JUnit tests.
 junit-clean   Remove the output produced by the JUnit tests.
 release       Build the release distributions.
Default target: buildsource


Feel free to expose more targets if you think they are worth declaring in this top level project
description.


Touches the following file:

M      build.xml


> Improve projecthelp for the top level Derby build script
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-4841
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4841
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build tools
>    Affects Versions: 10.7.0.0
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: derby-4841-01-aa-ricksPicks.diff
>
>
> Ant scripts are supposed to be self-describing. The following command is supposed to
describe the public targets in the current directory:
>     ant -projecthelp
> Here is the output of this command for the top level build script today:
> Main targets:
>  checkCompilerLevel     Make sure compiler level is Java 5 level or higher.
>  class_size_catalog     create the class size catalog -- a java file
>  createBranch           Create a new branch (both docs and code)
>  parsers                Build the parsers
>  release                Build the release distributions
>  setCompilerProperties  Set the ant variables which identify the compiler classpaths.
Remove the autosetProps logic when this target becomes mandatory.
>  setInitialProperties   Set the initial properties for this build script. This duplicates
the property setting block in setCompilerProperties. Once we make setCompilerProperties mandatory,
this target should be removed.
>  state                  Build SanityState.java
> Default target: buildsource
> That does not seem like the list of public targets to me. This JIRA can be used as a
place to anchor work which we do on improving the user documentation for our top level build
script.
> I propose to make some changes to build.xml. Others are welcome to pile on. Here's how
it works:
> 1) The public targets are the ones which have "description" attributes.
> 2) So to make a target public, fill in a "description" attribute for it.
> 3) And to hide a target, move its "description" text into an introductory comment bracketed
by "<!--" and "-->"

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