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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Forrest with embedded Jetty: it works!
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2002 14:40:50 GMT

Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> On Sunday 27 October 2002 23:14, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>. . .
>>Just one thing: is the Jetty license ok with us?
>>It's an artistic license, so generally it can be ok, but I read that it
>>has some limitations.
>>. . .
> IANAL nor a specialist in ASF licenses, but the Jetty license at 
> says
> "You may make and distribute verbatim copies of the compiled form of the 
> Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided that you 
> include this license."
> so I guess it should be ok?

Yes, I finally got time to download the license and read it myself.
It says it's an Artistic license, but actually it's more an Apache-type 
license, so IANAL but from my experience it's OK.

> Being able to run Forrest with zero installation (from a single jar, using a 
> custom class loader?) would be great IMHO...

It can be done quite easily really, we just need a forrest.jar that 
makes the call to Ant, and starts the process.
The only thing is that it will need the dir of the project so it will be:

java -jar forrest.jar path/to/my/project

I prefer the scripts... any tip on how to make it nicer without needing 
scripts? Maybe a java commandline that pops up with

   java -jar forrest.jar

in which I can cd in the project dir and launch forrest?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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