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Subject cvs commit: jakarta-ant/docs/manual install.html
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2001 00:49:02 GMT
stevel      01/11/27 16:49:02

  Modified:    docs/manual install.html
  PR 5025 : no MSJVM support.
  This is documented upfront. Also added some more stuff to the file while I was at it, including
a list of platforms ant runs happily on. The implicit message there is 'if it doesnt work,
it is your fault :-)'
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.18      +19 -4     jakarta-ant/docs/manual/install.html
  Index: install.html
  RCS file: /home/cvs/jakarta-ant/docs/manual/install.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.17
  retrieving revision 1.18
  diff -u -r1.17 -r1.18
  --- install.html	2001/10/30 10:05:33	1.17
  +++ install.html	2001/11/28 00:49:02	1.18
  @@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
  -<title>Apache Ant User Manual</title>
  +<title>Installing Ant</title>
  @@ -34,6 +34,9 @@
   <h2><a name="sysrequirements">System Requirements</a></h2>
  +Ant has been used successfully on many platforms, including Linux,
  +commercial flavours of Unix such as Solaris and HP-UX,
  +Windows 9x and NT, Novell Netware 6 and MacOS X. 
   To build and use Ant, you must have a JAXP-compliant XML parser installed and 
   available on your classpath.</p>
  @@ -52,10 +55,17 @@
   For the current version of Ant, you will also need a JDK installed on
  -your system, version 1.1 or later. A future version of Ant will require
  -JDK 1.2 or later.
  +your system, version 1.1 or later. Some tasks work better on post-1.1 systems;
  +some tasks only work on Java 1.2 and successors. 
  +A future version of Ant -Ant 2.0- will require JDK 1.2 or later, though
  +Ant 1.x strives to retain 1.1 compatibility.
  +<strong>Note: </strong>The Microsoft JVM/JDK is not adequate on its own, although
the MS
  +compiler is supported.
  +<strong>Note #2: </strong>If a JDK is not present, only the JRE runtime, then
many tasks will not work.
   <h2><a name="installing">Installing Ant</a></h2>
   <p>The binary distribution of Ant consists of three directories:
  @@ -164,6 +174,11 @@
   this is set by the Ant scripts to the value of the ANT_HOME environment
  +The supplied ant shell scripts all support an <tt>ANT_OPTS</tt>
  +environment variable which can be used to supply extra options
  +to ant. Some of the scripts also read in an extra script stored
  +in the users home directory, which can be used to set such options. Look
  +at the source for your platform's invocation script for details.
   <h2><a name="buildingant">Building Ant</a></h2>

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