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From Bert Van Kets <b...@vankets.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Adopt build.build.xml
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2002 06:40:32 GMT
+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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