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From "Moritz Hoffmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (DERBY-6645) Switch to Maven for building Apache Derby
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:42:26 GMT
Moritz Hoffmann created DERBY-6645:
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             Summary: 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


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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