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From Roger Hyam <>
Subject Re: Skin Development strategy.
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2003 14:03:38 GMT
Yep I did the same. I user a trivial ant build script to copy the skin 
across. All works fine now.

Peter Hargreaves wrote:

>>Roger Hyam wrote:
>>>I am trying to work out the best way of developing a skin.
>>>I duplicated another skin into:
>>>as a starting point
>>>If I make changes to this skin I get them when I use 'forrest' or 
>>>'forrest run'. A copy of the skin appears in:
>>>I can change this webapp copy of the skin and it shows up live while I 
>>>am running "forrest run" but if I restart forrest the webapp version is 
>>>over written.
> Hi Folks,
> I've tried using a soft link (under Linux) from
> build/webapp/skins/myskin to the source location. I DON'T recommend it
> because it was fine for a while then something destroyed my source!! I
> think the ant script changed. In any case, I sometimes find I need to
> delete the build directory for a fresh start.
> I DO recommend a "forwardcopy" though. I wrote a simple shell script
> (batch file) and stuck it under a convenient gnome button. Its a safer
> strategy - although requires one extra action per edit cycle. Depending
> on your editor you might be able to trigger it from an edit save.
> Here's looking forward to proper skins from source.
> Rgds.
> Peter.

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