simplify build parameters
diff --git a/releng.wtpbuilder/build.properties b/releng.wtpbuilder/build.properties
index ed2ac22..69a117b 100644
--- a/releng.wtpbuilder/build.properties
+++ b/releng.wtpbuilder/build.properties
@@ -1,19 +1,4 @@
 
-# uncomment if its desired to skip unit tests
-# (if not already defined from elsewhere)
-# skipUnitTests=yes
-
-# 	javacFailOnError must be false otherwise the
-# 	build will terminated at the first compile error
-javacFailOnError=false
-javacDebugInfo=true
-
-# 	Asks the compiler for verbose output.  This should be set
-#   to true in order for *.bin.log files to be generated when
-# 	using the JDT Compiler Adapter to compile.
-javacVerbose=true
-
-
 # This is the eclipse releng driver
 # It is only used to drive the build process
 # it must be relative to the build home
@@ -46,10 +31,6 @@
 #compilerArg=-showversion -encoding ISO-8859-1 -warn:-discouraged,serial,raw
 compilerArg=-showversion -encoding ISO-8859-1 -warn:-serial,raw,typeHiding,unchecked
 
-logExtension=.xml
-# 	Asks the compiler for verbose output.  This should be set to true in order for *.bin.log files to be generated when
-# 	using the JDT Compiler Adapter to compile.
-javacVerbose=true
 
 #############################################################
 
@@ -90,10 +71,6 @@
 # It must be relative to the buildHome
 build.local.repository=downloads
 
-# Asks the compiler for verbose output.  This should be set to true in order for *.bin.log files to be generated when
-# using the JDT Compiler Adapter to compile.
-javacVerbose=true
-
 
 #############################################################
 # Other inline resolved properties
diff --git a/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/build/runbuild.xml b/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/build/runbuild.xml
index 918ac5b..9b029ef 100644
--- a/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/build/runbuild.xml
+++ b/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/build/runbuild.xml
@@ -309,9 +309,10 @@
             name="J2SE-1.5"
             value="${env.JAVA_5_HOME}/jre/lib/core.jar:${env.JAVA_5_HOME}/jre/lib/vm.jar:${env.JAVA_5_HOME}/jre/lib/xml.jar:${env.JAVA_5_HOME}/jre/lib/graphics.jar:${env.JAVA_5_HOME}/jre/lib/server.jar:${env.JAVA_5_HOME}/jre/lib/ibmorbapi.jar:${env.JAVA_5_HOME}/jre/lib/security.jar" />
 
+    	  <!-- local  builds must set build.trial to true, in runbuild.properties, to avoid erroneous time stamps -->
         <property
             name="build.trial"
-            value="true" />
+            value="false" />
 
         <fail
             unless="J2SE-1.5"
diff --git a/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/upload/upload.xml b/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/upload/upload.xml
index ee1db7a..0cb42b7 100644
--- a/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/upload/upload.xml
+++ b/releng.wtpbuilder/scripts/upload/upload.xml
@@ -3,11 +3,6 @@
     default="upload"
     basedir=".">
 
-    <!-- if site-sub-dir not set by caller, assume its committers -->
-    <property
-        name="site-sub-dir"
-        value="committers" />
-
     <!-- = = = standard properties pattern = = = -->
     <!-- 
         Note to be cross-platform, "environment variables" are only appropriate for 
@@ -28,6 +23,11 @@
 
 
     <!-- if not otherwise set, these are standard properties -->
+
+	<property
+      name="site-sub-dir"
+      value="committers" />
+
     
     <property
         name="uploadUser"
@@ -85,7 +85,9 @@
         <condition property="doUpload">
             <equals
                 arg1="${env.BUILD_UPLOAD}"
-                arg2="true" />
+                arg2="true" 
+                casesensitive="false"
+                trim="true"/>
         </condition>
     </target>