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  1. Derby
  2. DERBY-3985

Replace BUILDING.txt with a simlified up-to-date BUILDING.html



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
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      At this point, BUILDING.txt contains a number of mis-statements. It is structured in a way which makes the Derby build look complicated and intimidating. The build instructions need to be thoroughly overhauled and divided into two main sections:

      1) The simple build instructions for people who are new to the community. This will be a build with few pre-requisites which just works out of the box.

      2) Trickier build instructions for people who want compile-time checks for the different platforms which Derby supports.

      While we're at it, I suggest that the revised instructions live in an html file rather than a flat text file. I think this will result in a document that is more readable and easier to navigate.


        1. derby-3985-01-aa-simplerBuildInstructions.diff
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        2. derby-3985-01-ab-simplerBuildInstructions.diff
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        3. derby-3985-01-ac-simplerBuildInstructions.diff
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        4. derby-3985-02-aa-website.diff
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        5. derby-3985-03-aa-corrections.diff
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        6. derby-3985-04-aa-fixViewvcURLs.diff
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        7. derby-3985-05-aa-junitVersion.diff
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                rhillegas Richard N. Hillegas
                rhillegas Richard N. Hillegas
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