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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)
treec4c14084e55d400a58c5535e79de71cf2e4f963a /README
parentdb239386952c0c7a1bd1cd194b9449ee159e56ee (diff)
udpate README, and version in Makefile.in
README is still not quite tristar ready
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diff --git a/README b/README
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--- 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.