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From Rick Tessner <>
Subject Re: Why are there two branches for the forrest site?
Date Thu, 11 Nov 2004 18:31:24 GMT
Ferdinand Soethe wrote:

> Now I'm trying to understand why site-author and doc-author are two
> separate branches in sv? And how do they become one site in the end?
> Manual work?

Hi Ferdinand,

I'm not sure what you mean by "site-author and doc-author being two 
separate branches in sv".

I've just read the thread that Ross referenced in his reply and it looks 
like the "site-author" directory contains documentation that applies 
generally to Forrest as a whole.  Try doing a "forrest run" when you are 
cd'd to the site-author directory and then point your browser to 
http://localhost:8888/.  This should show you documentation that applies 
to the Forrest project itself.

The "docs-author" directory applies to a particular release of Forrest. 
  If you have the current svn all up to date, the documentation in here 
applies to Forrest version 0.7-dev.

If my understanding of the thread is correct, the reason this was done 
was to be able to maintain documentation on the 
website that applies to previously released versions of Forrest as well 
as documentation for the current version.

As you may have noticed, the latest version of Forrest is substantially 
different from even the 0.6 release.

The will be then an amalgamation of the site-author 
docs along with the docs-author for each official release and the 
current development docs.

How that amalgamation is done, I don't know that at the moment.

> Is there a file that describes the what all the branches in sv are
> good for? Right now I'm browsing them without much understanding where
> to look for what.

Hmmmm .... don't know the answer to that either.

Hope this helps,

IT Firefighting and Prevention

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