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Added a README file to help explain the new build process.
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jeresig committed Aug 14, 2006
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jQuery - New Wave Javascript

How to build your own jQuery:
- Make sure that you have Java installed.
- And some common UNIX commands (like 'make', 'mkdir', 'rm', 'cat', and 'echo')

In the main directory of the distribution (the one that this file is in), type
the following to make all versions of jQuery, the documentation, and the test suite:

Here are each of the individual items that are buildable from the Makefile.

make jquery
The standard, uncompressed, jQuery code.
Makes: ./dist/jquery.js

make lite
jQuery without all the additional inline documentation and test cases.
Makes: ./dist/jquery.lite.js

make pack
A compressed version of jQuery (made with Packer).
Makes: ./dist/jquery.pack.js

make docs
Builds a complete copy of the documentation, based upon the jQuery source.
Makes ./docs/
Open this file in your browser:

make test
Builds a complete copy of the test suite, based upon the jQuery source.
Makes ./test/
Open this file in your browser:

Finally, you can remove all the built files using the command:
make clean

Additionally, if you want to install jQuery to a location that is not this
directory, you can specify the PREFIX directory, for example:
make PREFIX=/home/john/test/
make PREFIX=~/www/ docs

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them on the jQuery
mailing list, which can be found here:

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