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From Steve Loughran <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Ant 1.7
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:25:36 GMT
Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:
>>In any case I am starting to think about ant 1.7 and further.
>>
>>Here are the points which spring to my mind :
>>
>>1) local properties,
>>2) roles,
>>3) get the xdocs proposal out,
> 
> 
> The xdocs proposal is also on my interest-list (but that´s a 
> very long one - to long for the time, like everybody´s :-)
> On my turn it requires XDoclet-knowhow which I want to get
> (I want to introduce XDoclet in our build environment).
> 
> Because I´m also a fan of Forrest, I can help here. Especially
> I want to look at <junitreport> to produce a Forrest-able format.
> 
> But Stefan has got a good point: "As long as the output renders in the 
> browsers we want to support, which includes (e)links, and the site can be
> generated in finite time I'm fine with it."
> 
> My experience with Forrest is, that is generates in a "finite" time -
> but needs a lot of it (but that was Forrest 0.4, hopefully it´s faster now).

I think forrest is good for static site generation; I am getting ready 
to move my work project (smartfrog.org) to it from msword. Because you 
can plug in other transforms, we could have xdoclet generate source XML 
from the docs, and then use forrest to turn it into the site/printables.

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