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From "Bell, David I" <db...@exch.hpl.hp.com>
Subject RE: Re^4: Proposed guidelines for package distribution of Java pr ojects
Date Tue, 23 Nov 1999 19:21:10 GMT
Mike Pogue wrote:

>> Another possibility -- keep [the version label] in the build script 
>> ONLY, and dynamically modify Version.java and Version.hpp to use
>> the correct version number.  This solves one problem (potential 
>> mismatch), but makes the build more complicated (requires a sed,
>> or similar, step).

> This is my favorite. You could even have the build script ask:
> This version will be called 1.2.3 -- is that okay?  (y/n)
> And if the response is "n", then you change the label on the fly.

Just make sure that there is a way to do an unattended build that will
not get stuck waiting for human interaction.  A command line option or
input file to answer questions that would otherwise require user input
can solve this.


David I. Bell
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Tel: 650.236-5007
FAX: 650.852-8488

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