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From "Uwe Schindler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-4415) need to document/fix/remove build.xml dependencies on javascript
Date Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:03:07 GMT

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Uwe Schindler commented on LUCENE-4415:
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bq. By the way: I can also build a "private" thetaphi-JDK without the XERCES and XALAN XML
components. It would also be correct according to the spec, but then 90% of all Java projects
would no longer work. The critical mass of Javascript requiring projects is just not as big
to see the impact in FreeBSD.

Not even ANT would work, LOL. But its still a conformant JDK.
                
> need to document/fix/remove build.xml dependencies on javascript
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-4415
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-4415
>             Project: Lucene - Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
>            Assignee: Uwe Schindler
>            Priority: Trivial
>             Fix For: 4.0
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-4415-option2.patch, LUCENE-4415-option2.patch
>
>
> Radim Kolar pointed out on the solr-user mailing list that he was unable to build Solr
on his FreeBSD machine due to the use of {{<script language="javascript"... />}} tags
in the ant build file, and the lack of javascript by default in his Java install.  There was
no clear indication that he should need anything else.
> It seems like prior to releasing 4.0, we should do one of the following:
> 1) find a way to remove the dependency on using javascript in the build.xml files (ie:
our own custom ant target written in java?)
> 2) use ivy to ensure we have the rhino jar in a classpath we pass to {{<script>}}
tag (it appears we already do something similar for pegdown)
> 3) update lucene/BUILD.txt and solr/README.txt to make it clear that the rhino js.jar
is a build requirement (and link to a wiki somewhere that provides tips on how to install
it in ant if your JVM doesn't include it)
> (Assigning to Uwe in hopes that he has some inspiration, i know he's familiar with this
scripting deficiency on FreeBSD)
> https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/lucene-solr-user/201209.mbox/%3C505CF59E.4000600%40filez.com%3E

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