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From "Springer, Ian P." <>
Subject RE: bin/ subdir missing from 0.6 dist
Date Tue, 09 Nov 2004 19:05:30 GMT
Hi Ross,

I tried this and got an error. Here's the output:

Using classpath:
Buildfile: build.xml



      Using Apache Ant version 1.6.2 compiled on July 16 2004
      Build file C:\opt\forrest0.6\build.xml
      Use 'build.[sh|bat] -projecthelp' to see other options.
      Build system home tools\ant
      Build number 5
      Project Name Forrest build file
      Java Version 1.4
      Timestamp 200411091358
      This is: apache-forrest 0.6



  | Installation notice
  | You have built the distribution of Forrest.
  | Please set the environment variable FORREST_HOME to point to
  | It is recommended to add
  |    unix: $FORREST_HOME/bin: to your $PATH
  |    win: %FORREST_HOME%\bin; to your %PATH%
  | Then do 'forrest -projecthelp' to list options for the 'forrest'
  | More help at

Total time: 2 seconds

C:\opt\forrest0.6>set FORREST_HOME=C:\opt\forrest0.6\src\core

C:\opt\forrest0.6>forrest site
The system cannot find the path specified.

Apache Forrest.  Run 'forrest -projecthelp' to list options

The system cannot find the path specified.


Even if this did work, IMO, it is not very intuitive. The way things
worked in v0.5.1 was much easier and similar to other Apache projects
like Ant and Maven. I'd recommend trying to make it more user-friendly.
I'm personally going to stick w/ 0.5.1 for now.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: Ross Gardler [] 
| Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 1:56 PM
| To:
| Subject: Re: bin/ subdir missing from 0.6 dist
| Springer, Ian P. wrote:
| > Hi,
| > 
| > I just downloaded the Forrest 0.6 dist zipfile, and there 
| is no bin/ 
| > subdir as described in the docs. I tried building the dist myself 
| > using the command 'build release-dist', and that dist was 
| also missing 
| > the bin/ subdir. It appears that the dist target is not copying
| > src/core/bin/* to the dist root as it should.
| The online docs are relevant to the SVN version of Forrest. 
| This is not a very good situation, especially since we have 
| recently restructured Forrest so drastically (i.e. the online 
| docs do not reflect the current distribution). Solutions to 
| this were discussed recently.
| The distribution does contain relevant docs for the release. 
| What you need to do is:
| "build"
| Set the FORREST_HOME variable as per the output from the 
| above command (see the last "screenfull" of the output)
| "forrest site"
| you will now have a local copy of the 0.6 site in the "build/site" 
| directory.
| Ross

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