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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: VMWare host for us
Date Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:23:07 GMT
Le 22 oct. 04, à 12:23, David Crossley a écrit :
> ...The docs aspect needs lots of consideration. If Cocoon wants to
> continue using Forrest, then we would like help to implement
> our plans for the Forrestbot and staging server for reviewing
> docs prior to publication....

I think our docs are much better than people generally believe, but 
their *accessibility* is the big problem. Having dynamic structured 
queries on their content would make all the difference.

Storing the content in a database, or having a structured (meaning 
using database-like fields) Lucene index would make all the difference 
in the accessibility of the content, allowing for example queries like 
"show me documents which talk about sitemap and matchers at the 
configuration level".

Such queries can be hidden behind links so that the docs 
"auto-organize" provided the appropriate attributes (topic, audience, 
document role, etc.) are set on the documents, in an iterative process 
for existing docs.

What's needed IMHO is the "big bag of docs with powerful search 
functions" that we talked about before 
for example).

If we agree on this, the next step would be to evaluate Forrest against 
our needs and find out the simplest thing that would work. Maybe 
Forrest using a live SVN repository, live Lucene indexing and mod_cache 
in front would be all what we need?


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