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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Forrest as a desktop tool? (was: Re: Forrest with embedded Jetty: it works!)
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2002 22:37:17 GMT

Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
 > On Wednesday 30 October 2002 15:40, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
 >>. . .
 >>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
 > I think desktop-oriented users might like the following scenario:
 > -download forrest.jar, contains everything
 > -double-click forrest.jar (assuming proper JVM setup) or use java -jar
 > -java GUI comes up, asks user to select working directory
 > -GUI says "please connect to http://localhost:1234..."
 > Could also be done using Java Web Start, in which case Forrest could be
 > started directly from
 > If you can integrate slash-edit + chaperon to allow structured text
 > editing...well, you can put me on your "people that owe me a beer" 
list ;-)
 > Forrest then becomes a really cool and easy to use content editing
 > system...
 > This is similar to what Jeff said today in his RT, but maybe more 
 > towards "desktop-minded" users.

Yes, I think you have a point to drive installation to be this easy, and
this is the way to go.

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

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