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Installing Velocity

Always get the latest version of Velocity! (This is very important!)

Get the latest binary version. Our current release candidate was version 1.1-rc1.

   Store the file in your /tmp directory and extract it:
   gzip -d velocity-1.1-rc1.tar.gz
   tar -xvf velocity-1.1-rc1.tar
or with:
   tar -xvzf velocity-1.1-rc1.tar.gz
Copy the directory to /usr/local/velocity.

See http://jakarta.apache.org/velocity/install.html for the installation procedure. You have to go to the build directory and type:

   ant
Ant searches for the build.xml file and builds Velocity.

Note: We encountered some problems because the documentation wasn't as much 'up to date' as the program itself. Keep this in mind! The documentation on the web site was 'up to date' in our case.



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