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Subject AW: Cocoon & Skins
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2003 11:44:52 GMT
I suggest starting with one of the skins of the distribution.
So you can write your documents, the book.xml and get experience with that
generating the website.

Maybe you want to start after that with playing with the webapplication
which allows you to edit the documents and "directly" see the result in the

After that you could change between the distribution-skins. Choose your
favorite one.

Then you could start your own skin by your favorite: copy the
Let´s say you want to start with krysalis (which I prefer) you copy the
forrest\context\skins\krysalis-site to forrest\context\skins\ines-site. Then
you change the value in your file. After a
generation you should see ... nothing new (but: no failures!). 
Generation is done with your(!) skin.

Then modify the new ines-skin. Modify the layout by changing
or add new document types. Here I suggest reading the Forrest Primer .

More clear? All clear :-) ?

Jan Matèrne

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Ines Robbers []
> Gesendet am: Donnerstag, 27. März 2003 12:29
> An:
> Betreff: AW: Cocoon & Skins
> Many thanks jan, for your help.
> I guess I should apologize for being so slow... but I still don't get
> it.
> Do I copy the forrest-site skin that is located at 
> C:\xml-forrest\src\resources\skins\forrest-site 
> into myproject folder?
> In the documentation it sais I should then rename that "forrest-site"
> skin into "myskin-site" and save it under
> src/documentation/skins/myskin.
> However, I don't have such a directory structure. In the documentation
> folder is no /skins folder - do I have to create it first? Well, I did
> but nothing happenend.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Ines 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: [] 
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 27. März 2003 11:39
> An:
> Betreff: AW: Cocoon & Skins
> /bin is short for the bin-directory of the forrest 
> distribution on your 
> machine. There are the files which will start the forrest process. 
> Therefore they should be on path if you don´t want to type 
> c:\this\is\a\very\long\path\to\my\forrest\distribution\version
> \0.4\bin\f
> orrest.bat 
> :-) 
> Alternatively you can write a batch file in your 
> c:\myproject\forrest. 
> Jan Matèrne

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