[jsword-devel] Upgrade to most recent packages for jsword-support
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 16 11:22:06 MST 2005
I have just upgraded the tools under java-support/tools. I also
documented the upgrade process in HOWTO-UPGRADE.txt in each of the
folders. One of the difficulties in upgrading is figuring out which
files we wrote (e.g. build.xml, custom.xml, ...) and which are part of
the tool. Another difficulty was that the tool's build.xml would often
need to change to reflect the new version number and also
jsword-web/build.xml. The final difficulty is that we try to minimize
the size of the download for jsword-support by trimming the package. It
takes time to figure out what was deleted. And what is new. And
sometimes we reorganized the contents of the tool.
I improved this by having a directory for the tool that did not have the
version number and in this directory there are the files we maintain and
a versioned directory containing the tool code. This now means that
jsword-web/build.xml can reference pmd/build.xml rather than
pmd-3.0/build.xml. The HOWTO-UPGRADE.txt contains instructions on where
to get the tool, what to delete from it, how and whether to modify the
build.xml and so forth.
So next time it should be a lot easier.
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