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From Johan Kok <>
Subject [Fwd: Re: [VOTE] Forrest adopting Alexandria?]
Date Sat, 07 Feb 2004 06:37:12 GMT

Dave Brondsema wrote:

>Quoting Ross Gardler <>:
>>Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>>I think that moving it in Forrest would be beneficial both to the 
>>>Alexandria code, and to Forrest.
>>My only concern is that this is pretty specific functionality of use to 
>>only a certain type of site, i.e. project sites. I have no problem with 
>>the functionality being there, it's just I don;t need it right now.
>This sounds too much like maven.  Maven is a build
>tool that "throws in a website for free".  

It's easy for forrest to throw in different sets of 'web-sites' or just 
templates of such, by adding a parameter, e.g. Forrest seed "site 
template" . The big difference lies in the flexibility that forrest 
could provide, not just a 'web-site for free', but the ability to have 
any number of  types/kind of web-site templates. Such a 'template' could 
even be a whole web-site.  With the addition of a 'pack' utility a web 
template (or for that matter a site) can be placed in a jar/zip for 
distribution) and be deployed in exactly the same manner as forrest 
seed. A second additional seed parameter maybe to specify the target 
destination/location of the seed, to enable remote deployment at an 
alternate location to the current.

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