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Final Packaging Structure

Abhinav Anand
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Hi guys,
I am almost finished with my assignment. Now i am wondering as to what should be the most appropriate structure of the final submission.
The assign. instructions say that your application should be packaged in such a way that it is completely clear as to how once should execute it. Does any body have any idea what it means ?
Right now I have the following packaging structure:

Is this packaging structure fine ?
Right now I have db.db in the executales directory. I am submitting my original assignment jar file which contains db.db in it. Do you think that having multiple instances of db.db in the assignment submission may cost me some points.

Any suggetions ?
[ September 12, 2002: Message edited by: Vishal Sinha ]
Michael Morris
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Hi Vishal,

Is this packaging structure fine ?

Looks good to me. I didn't jar up the sources but that should be fine.

Right now I have db.db in the executales directory. I am submitting my original assignment jar file which contains db.db in it. Do you think that having multiple instances of db.db in the assignment submission may cost me some points.

Nope. I had two copies of db.db. One in the executables directory and one in source/original/suncertify/db/ and as far as I know lost no points for doing it that way.
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris


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Abhinav Anand
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Hi Michael,

Nope. I had two copies of db.db. One in the executables directory and one in source/original/suncertify/db/ and as far as I know lost no points for doing it that way.

We downloaded our assignment from the galton site in the form of a jar file. I am including this original jar file in my final submission.
Is it neccessary ?
And what is the meaning of the words in the instructions "Your assgn. submission should be packaged in such a way that it is completely clear as to how to run it." ?
Michael Morris
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Hi Vishal,

I am including this original jar file in my final submission.
Is it neccessary ?

I did not but I don't think it hurts to do it that way. I know that I didn't lose any points for unpacking it and placing the contents into my submission jar. So who knows for sure?

And what is the meaning of the words in the instructions "Your assgn. submission should be packaged in such a way that it is completely clear as to how to run it." ?

It means to package it in a logical directory stucture as you have certainly done and provide the Readme.txt file in the root directory as noted in the instructions.
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris
Abhinav Anand
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Hi Michael,
Actually, i don't want to list each and every .java file in my submission. So i am jarring them up. In my readme.txt i am giving a listing of all the jar files
Like:
FBNServer.jar Executable server jar
FBNClinet.jar Executable client jar
Original.jar Original jar provided as assignment
Working.jar Current implementation.

So i am not unjarring my original jar file.
Any suggetions?
Mark Spritzler
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Vishal,
I am sorry for suggesting more work, but they want you to list each and every .java file in the readme.txt.
Mark


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Michael Morris
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Hi Vishal,

Orignially posted by Mark Spritzler:
I am sorry for suggesting more work, but they want you to list each and every .java file in the readme.txt.

Mark is absolutely right here. It really isn't all that hard to do, it's just one of those "scrub the toilet" kind of jobs that nobody likes.
Michael Morris
Abhinav Anand
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Hi guys,
Do you mean all .java files.
In my assignment submission i am submitting both my origiginal jar file and the new release jar containing the source files.
This leads to double labour.
Following your advise i am listing all the top level files in my submission and all the .java files in the release.jar file. I am not listing the files in the original jar file.
Any suggetions.
 
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