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From Ian Atkin <>
Subject general questions
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:48:19 GMT
  why is bert the default skin?
- the faq says it's under dev
- the code assumes your building to a web served filesystem that copies's filespace (tab2menu.xsl prefixes links with 
'/forrest/', for example which breaks the tab links)
- any first timer doing a "./ docs" probably won't be outputing 
to such a place
- i spent ages not fathoming that tab link bug because i assumed that 
forrest-site was the default

why so many empty directories?
- this is a *total pain* when trying to fathom a project
- i realise that forrest is a big superset but the duplication seems, 
well, stupid to me
- there seems to be multiple locations for skins, arbitrary locations 
for other scripts, i can't make any sense of it
- if it's empty, what *exactly* does a placeholder hold in place?
- an infection of "placeholder-itis" disease, IMO

why are dir stuctures so damn deep?
- if using Ant to copy everything prior to generation, why is the src/ 
dir struct so complex
- why not make things easy to find? i spend far too long navv'ing though 
dir structs as it is, ant can remove most of this need, why not use it 
for that?
- seems like many apache projects suffer from this, so folks must rate 
the approach, but i can't see the benefit myself

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