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From "Steven Noels" <>
Subject RE: [HEADS UP] Forrest is running :-)
Date Tue, 28 May 2002 11:49:13 GMT
> From: Nicola Ken Barozzi []

> Forrest is Running!!!  :-D
> Steven and I have been working these days to set up Forrest
> automated runs
> on a server he has kindly offered for this.

Providing hardware without Nicola's hard work actually making use of it
wouldn't have made any difference. So thumbs up to you, Nicola!

> Currently, the site gets updated every hour and the result is
> published at:
> On the bottom of the pages there is a "Last Published" that
> tells you when
> the site was regenerated.
> The script that is run by cron is:
> #!/bin/sh
> export DISPLAY=:1
> export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.3.1_02
> cd /home/forrestbot/xml-forrest
> cvs update -d
> ./ docs
> ./ deploysite
> As you see, all is done by Ant.
> Now we need to:
> 1. get the Forrest site published on site, by
> committing it
> to the site cvs
> -> I'm working on this
> 2. running Forrest also on other projects.
> -> I'm working on this, I need to modularize the build to be
> able to specify
> other properties
> -> Is the forrest descriptor format Steven submitted ok? Can
> someone commit
> a version that contains the relevant information for Forrest
> and Xml.Apache?

I will tonight - but I'm kind of stunned with the amount of feedback I
received on my descriptor format proposal... or was it that good? :-s

> 3. switching xml-site over to the Forrest file format. Since
> there is a
> xml.apache skin we can use that till we are happy with our
> new Forrest skin.
> -> it would be cool if someone wrote a target to transform a
> old DocumentDTD
> xdocs to the new one automatically. Any takers?

I'll do the XSLT, the target is up to Anters amongst us ;-)


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