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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Forrestbot live!
Date Sat, 07 Dec 2002 11:22:27 GMT

Jeff Turner wrote:
> Hi,
> Steven and I have put together a little webapp interface to the
> forrestbot:

*doh* didn't know you were working on it. Strange...

> The webapp allows you to preview multiple Forrest-built websites.  Both
> the sites and Forrest are the latest from CVS, providing a Gump-like
> catch-bad-things-early capability.

Very nice. If I dare, it looks like our version of Criusecontrol-Anthill 
to me, and let me tell you, it's a big compliment :-)

> Sites can be regenerated by:
>  - logging in as username forrest-dev, password forrest-dev
>  - choosing a site from the drop-down list and clicking 'refresh'
>  - click on the 'View progress' link that appears
> You will then get a clunky META-refreshed view of the forrestbot log file
> to indicate rebuild progress.
> Eventually there will also be an 'upload' button, which checks the
> generated HTML into xml-site/targets/forrest.  However the security is
> not up to scratch (need pull-based update, not push) so it is disabled
> for the forrest-dev user.  Once it is there, we'll have a proper
> review-then-commit staging server of the kind Robert advocates.. :)
> Currently, the following sites are hosted:
> xml-forrest
> xml-forrest-template
> xml-site
> incubator-site
> xml-xindice
> xml-fop
> If there are any other (non-ASF) projects that would like to be added,
> please let me or the list know.  If you have invested lots of effort in a
> Forrest site, don't mind it being publicly viewable, and are rightfully
> worried we'll unintentionally break backwards-compat :-) please sign up,
> and breakages can be corrected as soon as they occur.


> I will check in the webapp and script sources tomorrow, so people can
> marvel at my model-1, scriptlets-everywhere JSP skillz :) and hopefully
> improve things.

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

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