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Add some basic JVM build instructions.

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@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ Rakudo Perl 6
For a high-level overview of implemented and missing features,
please visit http://perl6.org/compilers/features .
- Building Rakudo
+ Building Rakudo on Parrot
See the INSTALL.txt file for detailed prerequisites and build and
installation instructions. The short version is
@@ -29,6 +29,20 @@ Rakudo Perl 6
installs locally by default, so you don't need any administrator
privileges for carrying out this step.
+ Building Rakudo on JVM
+ You need the JDK 1.7 installed and a make program. These instructions
+ assume you have nqp checked out inside of your Rakudo directory. Then:
+
+ $ cd nqp
+ $ perl ConfigureJVM.pl --prefix=../install-jvm
+ $ make install
+ $ cd ..
+ $ perl ConfigureJVM.pl
+ $ make
+
+ Note that Rakudo on JVM is currently much less capable than Rakudo on
+ Parrot.
+
Where to get help or answers to questions
There are several mailing lists, IRC channels, and wikis available with
help for Perl 6 and Rakudo on Parrot. Figuring out the right one to use

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