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From Johannes Schaefer <>
Subject Re: [RT] Serving Apache Forrest site from live Forrest
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 07:11:08 GMT

Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> One thing I like about Forrest is that it's not only a static site 
> generation engine, but it's capable of serving the site live. Changes 
> are instantaneous, bandwith is perserved, and dynamic content can be 
> employed.
> IMHO every Apache project that produces something it can use for itself 
> *should* actually use it, like HTTPD does. This gives the team something 
> to work collectively on, and a base that keeps the project adherent to 
> actual needs.
> IOW, I would like to see the Forrest website served of a live Forrest 
> instance.
> To do this, even before talking about logistics and permissions, we have 
> to be sure that it's not going to cause problems, even in high load, and 
> be able to administer it.
> Before we can seriously start to consider using it live, we should at 
> least have the following:
> 1 - knowledge of the memory it's going to need and use
> 2 - have no known memory leakage (to be tested)
> 3 - have caching turned on
> 4 - know what to do when upgrading the version
> 5 - decide where it's going to get the site from
> 6 - other?
> After that, it would be beneficial to be able to serve multiple sites on 
> a single Forrest instance, so that we can have other projects join and 
> have their site served.

This last point (seving multiple "sites" from one Forrest
instance) is important even without moving Forrest to a
live server (I'm +1 on this).

Right now we have various styleguides in Forrest and if
I need to run them at once I have to start Forrest/jetty
with different ports.

Opened a feature request for this, to not clutter
this thread:


> Thoughts, comments, opinions?

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