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From "Morrison, John" <>
Subject RE: Forresbot WANTED
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2002 12:56:09 GMT
> From: Nicola Ken Barozzi []
> Morrison, John wrote:
> >>From: Steven Noels []
> >>Sam Ruby wrote:
> >> > Steven Noels wrote:
> >> > The more information Forrest has access to, the better job 
> >>it can do.
> >>
> >>If this requires Forrest to pull all this information to a central 
> >>location, we know that there will be days which will be 
> >>simply too short 
> >>to process all available information within a 24 hour timelapse.
> >>
> >>I heared about execution times of multiple hours, and my 
> >>relunctancy is 
> >>partly based on the fact that I'd rather donate CPU cycles to live 
> >>Cocoon hosting of, rather than compiling all 
> >>sourcecode of name-your-favourite-project only to generate 
> >>its website.
> >>
> >>I don't know much about Gump - would it be possible to create 
> >>a special 
> >>'profile' that only does Forrest generation, possibly with 
> a list of 
> >>other required doco-related resources like Javadoc?
> >>
> >>We could of course turn the world around and have our 
> >>Forrestbot depend 
> >>on the gump profiles of the different projects.
> > 
> > 
> > How about a 'mini' gump which just does xml- projects and 
> the projects
> > they depend on?
> Definately doable, Gump has the notion of profiles, but I 
> want to have 
> it working for all apache projects that ask for it (James is in 
> Jakarta-land for example)

How about limiting it to projects which have adopted Forrest (and
the projects they depend on)?  Would that be quicker to do?

> I still think that making Forrest work in Gump is the best 
> solution for 
> Apache projects; I am working on that front now.

Forrest in Gump rather than (as was at the start of the
project) Gump in Forrest...?  How's that going to work? (just


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