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Re: Build notes

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 18:50:19 +0100
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To: www-dom-ts@w3.org
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On Thursday, November 29, 2001, at 06:13  PM, Curt Arnold wrote:

> The need for SED and Patch might be eliminated in the forthcoming Ant 
> 1.5.  There is a regexp replacement task that might be able to do what 
> we are doing with SED and Patch.
> I believe the Ant 1.4 optional.jar needs to be downloaded (and renamed)?
[dd] right, I forgot. Thanks.

> The discussion on removing Crimson and replacing with Xalan-J might be 
> prefaced with an explanation that the transforms have been observed to 
> break various XSLT processors and the following combination works well.
[dd] Will do.

> URL's should be provided for Ant, Xalan.  A URL for a Windows version 
> of SED should be provided.
[dd] I'm using a Unix variant, so I have no idea where to find the 
Windows version (Mac OS X have them already). Do you have a relevant 

> xerces and xalan do not need to be on the path or classpath to build.
> Should mention the junit-run task that will download JUnit and build an 
> adapter.
> dom1-core-gen-jsunit should be mentioned instead of 
> dom1-core-gen-ecmascript.  gen-jsunit generates tests that can be used 
> from JSUnit, gen-ecmascript generates the raw .js files but there isn't 
> a framework to run them from.  The generated .js files might be useful 
> from a Javascript compiler, but we haven't done any work on that.
[dd] Correct, I omitted the -gen-jsunit thinking that people may just 
want to look at the .js files. They will obviously want to run them as 

> Doxygen will NOT be downloaded by Ant (unless there has been a change 
> that I missed).  If you want to build the Doxygen documentation of the 
> Java tests, you need to download Doxygen and place it on your path.
[dd]  I was actually under the impression that it did. OK, I'll check an 
update the document as necessary.

> The discussion of an off-line mode is probably distracting.  We really 
> won't need a different mode, we will just avoid making a network 
> connection if the files are already available in a subsequent version 
> of build.xml.
> Running the JUnit test suite requires that you have a JAXP-compliant 
> parser on the classpath or Xerces.jar, crimson.jar, or xmlparserv2.jar 
> in the same directory.
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