some minor fixups
diff --git a/releng.control/commonVariations.shsource b/releng.control/commonVariations.shsource
index ccb842b..d14098c 100644
--- a/releng.control/commonVariations.shsource
+++ b/releng.control/commonVariations.shsource
@@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
-# Note: if "local" users have this file first in their path, then 
-# the bash shell's "include source" function will find that paths version 
-# first, instead of this "standard" one which is for the 
-# production Eclipse builds.
+# If "local" users have this file on their path, 
+# that is, in "someDirectory" on the users local path, 
+# then the bash "include source" function will find that version
+# first, instead of the "standard" eclipse production one.
 # this file is intentionally named "shsource" to denote this is intended to 
 # be included in other sh files, with "source" command, not 
@@ -14,6 +14,9 @@
 export DISPLAY=
+echo "remember to check X virtual frame buffer is running for headless JUnit testing";
+ps -ef | grep Xvfb
 export JAVA_4_DIR="IBMJava2-ppc-142"
 export JAVA_5_DIR="ibm-java2-ppc-50"
 export ANT_DIR="apache-ant-1.7.0"
@@ -42,17 +45,14 @@
 export CVS_QUIET=true
 export CVS_REALLY_QUIET=true
-# normally, cvs logging output can be "real quiet", but if problems, then it can be turned back on 
-# to get more potentially diagnostic information
-export CVS_QUIET=true
-export CVS_REALLY_QUIET=true
 # controls quietness of logging to console
 # false means more output to console, true uses ant's logger
-export USE_LOGGER=true
+export USE_LOGGER=false
 #contols ANT's quietness level
 # true logs error and warnings only 
-export USE_QUIET=true
+export USE_QUIET=false
+# controls ANT's debug level
+# setting to true will result in TONS of ouput
 export USE_DEBUG=false