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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] initial build system for Forrest (Was: Simple example to start from)
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2002 19:00:47 GMT
Steven Noels wrote:
> 
> David Crossley wrote:
> 
> > of your kit, to gain a kick-start. However, if the development (of
> Centipede)
> > moves to Forrest then i am concerned that the scope of
> > Forrest will be far broader than that of Centipede. If so,
> > then the world would lose the excellent starter kit that
> > you provide.
> >
> > So i wonder if it is better that the two projects be kept as
> > separate. Forrest can benefit from and acknowledge the
> > kick-start. Lessons that are learned from the implementation
> > can then be fed back into Centipede.
> 
> +1
> 
> Consider it as establishing the same infectuous relationship as
> Avalon/Cocoon.
> 
> Besides that (while lacking some bandwidth today to do it myself), how
> about putting up a requirements/use cases document for Forrest itself,
> as an intro for new people on the project (since Stefano is putting up a
> big marketing/teaser campaign inviting people to join in on several
> other Apache mailing lists). Would be a good test for our DTD's, too,
> and a starter for a Forrest project website.

I'm going it, hold on.

> I'll be happy to do the XML encoding somewhere during this week, just
> reply with your bullet points ;-)
> 
> As a starter:
> 
> Forrest outline:
> 
> * What is Forrest
>   - Scope & features
>   - Who we are
>   - How can you help
> * Forrest overview
>   - Project site publication
>     - Document types
>     - Views / site sections
>   - ... ?
> 
> etc etc...
> 
> I'm quite curious about the 'meta-reqs' as Stefano posted them on the
> Xindice list:
> 
> <stefano-quote>
> This dynamicity will allow us to write stuff like:
> 
>  1) graphs of logs (downloads, cvs commits, mail list messages, mail
> list subscribers)
>  2) weblogs
>  3) project-related calendars
>  4) user-extensible in-place documents (as php.net does)
> </stefano-quote>
> 
> </Steven>

It's coming, it's coming....

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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