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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Ant build | IOException
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2006 13:33:28 GMT


Anoop kumar V wrote:
> Thanks to all for the suggestions... this is the first weekend I found
> where
> I could spend some time on Harmony.
> 
> The error was because I did not have 'make' installed on my system (Ubuntu
> on linux). The documentation talks about 'nmake' for windows, so
> probably it
> is a good idea to include 'make' as one of the required s/w for linux...
> (gcc also does not come with make)

Good catch on the requirements.  Care to submit a documentation patch?

:)

> 
> Hooray -  I completed a successful build - it took 3 min 45 seconds.

woo hoo!

geir

> 
> Thanks,
> Anoop
> 
> 
> On 5/30/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Anoop kumar V wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I am a n00b wanting to contribute to Harmony.
>>
>> We're all newbies at some point, so don't worry about that :)
>>
>> >
>> > All  I have done so far (code-wise) is checkout the harmony code
>> (revision
>> > 410710) from svn and run ant from ~/Harmony/make folder.
>> >
>> > But I am running into errors:
>> > I am using GCJ on Ubuntu5.10.
>>
>> There's your problem, I suspect, as I don't think anyone has tried using
>> GCJ.
>>
>> [SNIP]
>>
>> >
>> > Can someone please point me what is the obvious-wrong I am doing?
>> > Should I use Sun / Bea java for the build? And can I do development for
>> > Harmony using some IDE like IntelliJ IDEA? And Should I not run the
>> default
>> > ant target if I am just going to do java work?
>>
>> While you should be able to self-host now using the J9 evaluation VM
>> from IBM, others have noted it might be easier if you just go get the
>> distro from Sun or BEA and start with that while you come up to speed.
>>
>> Yes, you can use IntelliJ - everyone can use the tools that are best for
>> them, and the project will remain IDE neutral. :)
>>
>> As for the default ant target, you should run that to build the native
>> libraries.  We've been talking about making a development kit available
>> that has those precompiled, but I think it's worth your while getting it
>> to build from top to bottom at least once.
>>
>> Welcome, and thanks for volunteering :)
>>
>> geir
>>
>>
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