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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject [ANN] Apache Forrest 0.2 Released
Date Sat, 16 Nov 2002 13:50:05 GMT
The Forrest team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Forrest

  Introduction & History

Forrest is an XML standards-oriented project documentation framework
based on Apache Cocoon, providing XSLT stylesheets and schemas, images
and other resources. Forrest uses these to render the XML source content
into a website via command-line, robot, or a dynamic web application. 

This is Forrest's first public release.  Forrest was originally
envisioned [1] as a Sourceforge-like documentation management framework
for projects.  Eleven months later, Forrest is a much more
focused, generic system.

 - All assumptions have been eliminated: Forrest can be
   used in any project.
 - Forrest's cross-project goals have been put on hold while effort is
   put into making Forrest a good single-project tool.


Forrest is currently experiencing rapid growth, and this release is made
in the spirit of "release early and often".  To quote from the release

  This 0.2 release is believed to be stable, and is in use by many
  projects (including  However, forrest-dev explicitly
  DOES NOT intend to maintain the degree of accountability and
  backwards-compatibility intended for future 0.x releases.  This 0.2
  release is made primarily to meet user demand, to solicit feedback, and
  to give the Forrest community a trial run in the process of Forrest


Forrest 0.2 can be downloaded in binary or source form from:

Please also take time to read the release notes:

which contains important information about known bugs.


Please send all feedback to the mailing list [2].

Thanks for your attention,

  The Apache Forrest team


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