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From "Berin Loritsch" <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject RE: FW: What is Forrest's Focus
Date Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:33:03 GMT
> From: Steven Noels [mailto:stevenn@outerthought.org] 
> 
> Berin Loritsch wrote:
> 
> Hi Berin,
> 
> > Not wanting to start any flamewars, but I would like to know
> > that the bottom line focus of Fortress is.  Is it strictly 
>                                  ^^^^^^^^
> Hey, it's Forrest over here, not Avalon ;-)


Sorry.  You know what I meant. ;P


> > managing a site in an intelligent manner, or is it a full
> > build system?
> 
> The FW: in your subject worries me: I don't want to know where the 
> original remark originates from...


I accidentally sent it to forrest-dev-subscribe@xml.apache.org.  I
forwarded it from my sent items.  My email client foobarred the
original post.


> Our main (only?) focus is documentation creation, management and 
> publication. We won't do Java compile/test/deploy - that's 
> where Ant has 
> been designed for, maybe packaged in a Centipede setup. I know there 
> exists other tools out there that present a more unified view of the 
> world - we don't have such ambitions.

Ok.

> 
> > "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little
> > temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
> 
> Exactly Forrest's idea :-)
> 
> We hope to provide people with tools & documentation so that they can 
> configure Forrest to their own needs, even maybe adding their own 
> doctypes and the like, our contract is very light-weight: 
> http://outerthought.net/forrest/forrest-contract.html


Ok.  Sounds good.  BTW, you can thank Ben Franklin (on the US $100 bill)
for the quote.



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