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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject RE: release 1.2 RC3
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2002 01:52:53 GMT
On Sun, 2002-01-27 at 19:49, Doug Cutting wrote:
> > From: Andrew C. Oliver [mailto:acoliver@apache.org]
> > 
> > Lets create separate targets for building the javacc stuff like this:
> > 
> > cleancc - cleans just the javacc stuff
> > allclean - clean + cleancc
> > javacc   - does the javacc stuff
> > 
> > we'll include pre-compiled (or whatever one calls it) javacc'd stuff.
> > 
> > I think this will prevent a lot of "THE BUILD IS BROKEN!!!!" 
> > messages on both lists ;-)
> 
> It would change the messages, but I'm not sure it would eliminate them.
> Most lucene users shouldn't need to compile things.  And when they do, some
> of the most frequently changed things are JavaCC-based, like the query
> parser and the standard tokenizer.
> 

Gotcha.

> Folks are presented a clear message if they download the source release and
> try to build it without also downloading JavaCC.  The JavaCC-generated
> source code is packaged with the source release, for those folks who don't
> want to build with ant.
> 
> This situation should improve in the next release.  The folks who own JavaCC
> have agreed to grant us a special license to re-distribute the jar, but they
> haven't yet had time to work out the details.
> 

That's excellent news!  


> Doug
> 
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