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From Marc Portier <...@outerthought.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Adopt build.build.xml
Date Sat, 28 Sep 2002 22:25:59 GMT
+1 without any doubth, this is the way forward.
thx for holding on to the build-old, I know about the bot not 
being switched yet, but after quite bussy last month its 
promising to be even more filled up next month...

someday it will happen though...

-marc=

Bert Van Kets wrote:
> +1 from me.
> 
> I love this extra functionality as I'm using Forrest to create html 
> sites and find it a pain having to clean out everything to create a new 
> project.
> 
> Go for it!
> 
> Bert
> 
> At 13:14 24/09/2002 +1000, you wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'd like to propose that build.build.xml be made the official build
>> script, by:
>>
>>  - renaming build.xml to build-old.xml
>>  - renaming build.build.xml to build.xml
>>
>> I've been using and developing this {build,forrest}.build.xml combo for
>> about a month now, and it works pretty well. Particularly, the latest
>> skinconf changes have been made to forrest.build.xml, not build.xml. I'd
>> like to officially adopt the new system now so that I can start
>> documenting it.
>>
>>
>> For those sleeping the last month, some history:
>>
>> The current build.xml mixes two concerns:
>>
>>  - Building "Forrest"
>>  - Building the Forrest website
>>
>> build.xml is thus impossible to use for external projects. Perhaps
>> because of this, the forrestbot effort became the main tool for external
>> projects.
>>
>> About a month ago, Marc took build.xml and broke it into functional 
>> halves:
>>
>> build.build.xml  --> Responsible for creating a "Forrest Binary 
>> Distribution"
>> forrest.build.xml --> Part of the binary distribution; responsible for
>> building a project's docs.
>>
>> The idea being, that you can install the Forrest binary distribution in
>> /usr/local/forrest or wherever, and then build any project you want with
>> it, by invoking forrest.build.xml from Ant:
>>
>> <target name="site" description="Build a static website">
>>   <ant antfile="${forrest.home}/forrest.build.xml" target="site"/>
>> </target>
>>
>> or by running /usr/local/forrest/bin/forrest.sh
>>
>>
>> --Jeff
> 
> 

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Marc Portier                            http://outerthought.org/
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center
mpo@outerthought.org                              mpo@apache.org


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