Helpful tips for getting build running
This is just a notepad as I (Michael) recently moved to Fedora Core 5 for full time development use.
I used the Java 5 install from JPackage (although any would probably do).
Then I used:
yum install ant yum install ant-junit yum install ant-nodeps yum isntall ant-trax
The trax is needed for XSLT work for the manual, I believe.
Overall, I saw a >20 to 30% speedup when I jumped to linux from windows, I highly recommend it.
An outstanding issue is with encoding, and tests that use non latin chars (like some of tirellis portugese tests) - any info appreciated.