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authorMoritz Lenz <moritz@faui2k3.org>2014-04-18 14:28:49 +0200
committerMoritz Lenz <moritz@faui2k3.org>2014-04-18 14:29:00 +0200
commit6abe2713befff14db838580e55277bedde39df5a (patch)
parentdb239386952c0c7a1bd1cd194b9449ee159e56ee (diff)
udpate README, and version in Makefile.in
README is still not quite tristar ready
2 files changed, 11 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
index 636c090..de5c135 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
This is Rakudo Star, a useful, usable Perl 6 distribution for "early adopters".
-This is the 2014.03 release of Rakudo Star.
+This is the 2014.04 release of Rakudo Star.
Rakudo Star is Copyright (C) 2010 - 2014 by the Rakudo Star Team.
@@ -18,15 +18,19 @@ and Perl 5.9.0 or newer. You probably also want a machine with a fair
amount of memory available: 1GB is known to be too small for building
Rakudo, while 2GB is generally known to be sufficient.
-In order to fully support Unicode, you'll also want to have the
+In order to fully support Unicode on the parrot backend, you'll also
+want to have the
ICU library installed (http://site.icu-project.org/).
Rakudo can run without ICU, but some Unicode-related features
will not work properly.
+For the JVM Backend, you also need the Java Development kit, for example
+openjdk-7 or the Oracle JDK.
On Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu Linux, the necessary components
for building Rakudo can be installed via the command
- aptitude install build-essential libicu-dev
+ aptitude install build-essential libicu-dev openjdk-7-jdk
Readline support also requires the "libreadline-dev" library.
@@ -40,7 +44,7 @@ Building Rakudo Star
The basic steps to build Rakudo Star are:
- $ perl Configure.pl --gen-parrot
+ $ perl Configure.pl --gen-parrot --gen-moar
$ make
$ make install
@@ -63,7 +67,8 @@ to your PATH environment variable.
The "--gen-parrot" option above tells Configure.pl to automatically
build and install the version of Parrot that is distributed with
-Rakudo Star. The "--prefix=" option can be provided to Configure.pl
+Rakudo Star. Likewise "--gen-moar" builds the MoarVM distributed with
+Rakudo Star. The "--prefix=" option can be provided to Configure.pl
to change the location of the install directory. Note that Rakudo based
on Parrot can only be installed to the same prefix as Parrot.
diff --git a/tools/build/Makefile.in b/tools/build/Makefile.in
index afd3d5b..223d376 100644
--- a/tools/build/Makefile.in
+++ b/tools/build/Makefile.in
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ PARROT_DIR = parrot
MOAR_DIR = moarvm
NQP_DIR = nqp
RAKUDO_DIR = rakudo
-STAR_VERSION = 2014.03
+STAR_VERSION = 2014.04
# install location
PREFIX_DIR = @prefix@