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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, 17 Dec 2018 16:17:00 GMT

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Rick Hillegas commented on DERBY-6645:
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The build tools may depend on some constants which currently live in the engine jar.

The policy files are generated as follows:

o Production and testing policy files are generated into the classes directory.

o Template policy files are written into the generated source tree. They are referenced by
user documentation and are packaged (by the release generation targets) into the demo directory
of Derby distributions.


> 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
>            Priority: Major
>         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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