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From Dave Brondsema <>
Subject Re: repositories (was: Custom document types)
Date Sat, 20 Dec 2003 22:17:39 GMT
Quoting Nicola Ken Barozzi <>:

> > Btw, what do you mean with fetch-dtd tool? How does it work?
> If you look in Forrest now, in particular in the forrest build file in 
> the distro (the one that drives forrest), you will find that the system 
> downloads skins from a repository if they are not on disk.
> The idea is to do the same with DTDs, with the extra chore of having to 
> register them for the resolver. It should not be hard, and David called 
> this "fetch-dtd tool".
> In the near future we'll maybe switch to using Ruper for this, but for 
> the moment the current system is good enough (adding of course Dave's 
> suggestion of a repository override mechanism for local repositories).

you suggested a property called 'forrest.extensions.descriptors'.  Do we want
these descriptors to apply to more than just skins?  In light of the recent
discussion of skins, I am inclined to keep skins descriptors seperate from dtd
descriptors and any other descriptors we might have.

Dave Brondsema - personal - programming - student org 

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