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From "yong LIANG" <yong-liangli...@hotmail.com>
Subject (frustrated torque first timer) Please update the Tutorial
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2005 17:15:40 GMT
As a first time user of torque I am a little bit frustrated with the 
tutorial you provided as it does not answer all questions (in my opinion). 
Find those questions below. I’d really appreciate it if you could update the 
In my opinion, there needs to be a tutorial (step by step, every single 
thing explained, for newbies) and a user guide (explaining all features and 
So the tutorial can’t assume that the user knows much.

Here are those questions:

1. What is this Torque Runtime Properties thing you talk about? I have no 
idea what that means or if I am supposed to do anything in this step.

2. If I unpack torque-3.1.1.zip, I do NOT see the directory structure that 
you mentioned. Why not?

3. Exactly which files do I need? (At first you only talk about the two 
Torque jars, but later you talk about dependencies)

4. Where do I get those files?

5. Where exactly (directory) do I put each of those files?

6. How do I handle those files? (E.g. which one has to be in my classpath? 
Do I only need to add the directory to the classpath or each and every 
single jar? Istn’t there a better way than the classpath?)

7. Where do I put the database driver? (Someone in this mailing list says it 
has to be in %MAVEN_HOME%/lib/endorsed. If that is correct, why does the 
tutorial not mention that? If there is a better location for that file, why 
does the tutorial not talk about that?

8. Why does it not work to create/drop a database or tables in PostgreSQL 
even if everything is set up correctly? Why do some on this list suggest to 
use the SQL scripts manually instead of letting maven do that? Isn’t that a 
bug/problem in torque or maven?

9. Why does the tutorial not mention this issue?

10. If ‘maven torque’ works and I create the database manually and I create 
the Bookstore.java application – what could be the reason that I get the 
message “No java files to be compiled” and then BUILD SUCCESSFUL? This 
process does not produce ANY class files anywhere. What did I do wrong?


Sorry for the frustrated voice in my mail. I didn’t mean to insult anyone.
Please consider updating your tutorial quickly. That shouldn’t take much 
time, I think, as I believe all of those questions can be answered by an 
experienced torque expert without thinking.



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