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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-6645) Switch to Maven for building Apache Derby
Date Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:54:34 GMT

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Rick Hillegas commented on DERBY-6645:
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Hi Moritz,

Not sure what the localization-related problem is. Note that java/engine/org/apache/derby/loc/build.xml
invokes the split messages program to divide the localized engine messages into smaller chunks.

Hope this helps,
-Rick

> Switch to Maven for building Apache Derby
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-6645
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-6645
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build tools
>    Affects Versions: 10.10.2.0
>            Reporter: Moritz Hoffmann
>         Attachments: DERBY-6645_v1.patch
>
>
> For a new user building Derby is very hard. It does not follow established Java project
structures and requires a lot of prior knowledge. Also the documentation is rather short.
Especially running the tests is non-intuitive at the beginning. Thus, I propose that Derby
switches to building using Maven and restructures its components in a cleaner way. Testing
should be revised to produce reproducible results. This would make development and testing
much easier and more user-friendly.



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