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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc] "Quick Start" and FAQ
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:12:40 GMT
What does: "allow them to do the follow-on checkout w/o having it do the
build" mean?

Regards,
Tim

Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> QuickStart
> ========
> 
> One of the things I was planning to add to our front-page somewhere is
> the same thing you find when you buy some kind of consumer electronics,
> like a camera - a "quick start" page.
> We need two of them - "QuickStart for Harmony Users" and "Quickstart for
> Harmony Contributors", which would be how to get and use the snapshot,
> and how to checkout and build the code, respectively.
> 
> For the latter, I was going to advocate that people use the
> enhanced/trunk approach, as that's a single checkout for them that turns
> into the maintainable classlib and drlvm trees.  I do need to add a
> target or two to the /trunk/build.xml script to allow them to do the
> follow-on checkout w/o having it do the build, but that's easy.
> 
> Does anyone have a problem with me advocating this method?  It still the
> standard classlib and DRLVM trees that a person can svn update, do
> diffs, create patches, and if a committer, checkin.  But it places them
> in a very clear and useful on-disk relationship with each other, that
> can then be used for building the snapshot.
> 
> FAQ
> ====
> 
> This goes w/o saying what we're going to do :)  First question will be
> "How do I add a new FAQ entry?" with a template for the xdoc.  I was
> thinking that this should be hosted on the wiki, but there's something
> really nice about the permanence of the main site.  Maybe the last entry
> on the site will be "Where are tehre more FAQs?" with a pointer to a
> wiki page, and then if people don't want to do patches to main page,
> they can enter them there, and we can harvest easily.
> 
> geir
> 
> 
> 
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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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