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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forrest-core (Re: mini-forrest)
Date Mon, 06 Dec 2004 20:30:19 GMT
Dave Brondsema wrote:
> Quoting Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org>:
> 
> 
>>Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>
>>>El dom, 05-12-2004 a las 16:07, Ross Gardler escribió: 
>>>
>>>
>>>>Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>David Crossley wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>We could upgrade the cocoon xdocs to use these new DTDs because during

>>>>>>Cocoon's 'build docs' it calls Forrest to do the work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>However, when running Cocoon as as a webapp and using the live 
>>>>>>documentation localhost:8888/docs/ you would notice that it uses old

>>>>>>stylesheets that are dependent on the old DTDs. Stuck ...
>>>>>
>>>>>Ah damn, I missed that point :-(
>>>>>
>>>>>Mmmh... can't Cocoon embed a "mini-Forrest" for this local publishing

>>>>>(with the appropriate warnings that it's not the full Forrest) just like

>>>>>it embeds a "mini-Jetty"?
>>>>
>>>>As more and more functionality gets moved into plugins proper this will 
>>>>become a possability. If someone were to create such a "mini-forrest" we 
>>>>could use this as a starting point for the fully plugin-ised Forrest. 
>>>>Basically we could have a branch for this mimi-forrest and as we move 
>>>>plugins out of core into plugins in that branch.
>>>
>>>
>>>+ 1
>>>
> 
> 
> -1
> 
> I think the end result of a really small core and plugins for the capabilities 
> is good, but this should be an iterative, gradual approach.  Lets continue to 
> pull out input and output formats into plugins one at a time.
> 
> Even if someone has the desire and time to fork a "mini-forrest" (which I doubt 
> they do), a non-gradual change will hurt the ability of other developers to 
> follow along and help.

I have no problem with that argument.

Ross


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