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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc] "Quick Start" and FAQ
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 20:20:10 GMT
Got it -- thanks.

Tim

Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> On Sep 21, 2006, at 3:12 PM, Tim Ellison wrote:
> 
>> What does: "allow them to do the follow-on checkout w/o having it do the
>> build" mean?
> 
> When you checkout enhanced/trunk, you get a 'working_classlib'
> directory, and a 'working_vm' directory that, when you fire off "ant",
> will be set to be a working tree for both, respectively.
> 
> Right now, firing off ant will build the snapshots.
> 
> But to make it easy, I'll make a
> 
>   $ ant update_dirs
> 
> or something that does that  step to SVN head w/o the follow on building
> and snapshot making.
> 
> make sense?
> 
> geir
> 
>>
>> 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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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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