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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: [RT] custom skin in multiple projects
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2003 16:57:11 GMT
Dave Brondsema wrote:
> Quoting Nicola Ken Barozzi <>:
>>What you need to do to use it is explained briefly here:
> I think this would be a good solution, but currently it requires the skin to be
> available from the forrest site. 

Not really, only the reference to the skin, that is actually downloaded 

> I think we should allow different repositories
> to be specified.  The most useful would be a local repository.  At my company we
> would want to have a corporate repository hosted on our intranet.

Makes sense.

> I think this would best be configured in a properties file that applies to
> forrest in general, not a single project.  Perhaps any in
> $FORREST_HOME or $HOME would be used for default values not set in a project's
>  Then a user could set
> forrest.skins-descriptors=/home/me/myskins/skins.xml,http://dev.intranet/skins/skins.xml

This is one way of doing it, by making your descriptor override the 
Forrest one.

I was thinking of another solution, that is to be able to specify skins 
with their download URL, but since I want to enhance the descriptor to 
keep also DTDs and transformation extensions, making it possible to 
override the descriptor location seems a good idea.

So I would make it possible to override it boh in the project and in the installed forrest properties.


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

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