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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: Site launch
Date Sat, 27 Dec 2003 09:27:22 GMT
On Thu, Dec 25, 2003 at 02:16:31AM -0500, Marshall Roch wrote:
> Hi all, and merry Christmas to those celebrating it today!
> I've just moved the Forrest-powered redesign of my school's website to 
> the production server.

Nice job :)

> I just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to the development of 
> Forrest for a job very well done.  This is, by far, the best experience 
> I've had with a content management system so far.  I can't wait to see 
> the improvements by the time Forrest reaches 1.0!
> As for the skin, there are quite a few project-specific things, such as 
> navigation (needs book.xml in every dir), but I will release the source 
> in the morning or on Friday so it can be cleaned up (either by myself or 
> someone else) and contributed.
> If you click the "(c)" in the page footer, it will bring up Mozilla
> Doctor, a web-based CVS editor used for's "Edit this Page"
> links.
> Forrestbot will then rebuild the page every couple of hours.  I'm sure
> it would even be possible to have Doctor trigger Forrestbot on every
> commit.  Doctor is buried in Mozilla CVS somewhere, but if anyone is
> interested, I will dig it out.

Neat :) If you have a pointer handy that would be appreciated.  Perhaps
we should be collecting scripts like this ('edit this page', 'comment on
this page') in various languages (servlets, cgi, php etc) so Forrest can
be made more CMS-like when required.


> Thanks again, everybody! :)
> --
> Marshall Roch

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