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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] customizable skins, greater configurability, image di r fixes, miscellanea
Date Sat, 14 Sep 2002 06:25:30 GMT
Jeff Turner wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> > Jeff Turner wrote:
> > > Konstantin Piroumian wrote:
> > >
> > >>>Jeff Turner wrote:
> > >>>These changes were made while producing the site at
> > >>>
> > >> <snip/>
> > >>Seems that Forrest's skin is the favourite one. We already have at least
> > >>sites with the same skin.
> > >
> > >I like the Krysalis one (avalon-site) though. I think this patch would
> > >allow the krysalis skin mods to be rolled back into avalon-site.
> > 
> > Cool :-)
> > Well, we have changed the skin at Avalon, as you can see
> > , and I've done some minor
> > enhancements for the text of the krysalis one.
> Hey yes, I'm also an Avalon committer.. ;)
> So if I want to fix up the avalon-site skin so Avalon can use it, which
> would be the one to use?
> jeff@expresso:~/apache/jakarta/jakarta-avalon/src/documentation/skins$ ls
> alt-avalon-site  avalon-site  avalon-tigris  basic  CVS  krysalis-site

Ken continued:
> avalon-tigris

Jeff, when folding that into the current Forrest avalon-site
skin, be aware that everything but "basic" and "forrest-site"
are really old. So be careful what you base the "avalon-site"
skin on.

>>> Many people have asked me to decouple the skin repository from
>>> Forrest itself, do you have any ideas on how this can be done well?
>> Sounds odd.. what use is a skin on it's own? Perhaps
>> the people have something going.
> It's because some want to keep their skin in their repository,
> but still have projects be able to reference and use it.
> Basically Avalon could keep his skin and other projects could
> use it too...

Yes, such configurability is good.

I would like to see Forrest keep three skins: forrest-site, basic,
and minimal. The latter is a cut-down version of forrest-site
with no frilly bits. Remove the out-of-date skins and have the
ability to reference an external local or remote skin.

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