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From Thorsten Scherler <thors...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] decide the future of forrestdoc
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2007 21:44:23 GMT
On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 16:03 +1000, David Crossley wrote:
> The Apache Forrest project needs to decide the future
> of "forrestdoc":  trunk/whiteboard/forrestdoc/
> 
> When the Apache Jakarta Alexandria project became defunct,
> this code was saved and given a home at Apache Forrest.
> After some initial work, no development was done in the
> subsequent years. There was some hope that it would be
> turned into a Forrest plugin, but that has not eventuated.
> The code is not used at all by 'forrest'.
> 
> See background http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-820
> 
> Recently the Apache Maven project expressed some interest [2].
> There were some murmurs by two very busy Forrest developers.
> However this did not spur the Forrest project to explore
> what to do with the code.
> 
> It has no community built around it at Forrest.
> 
> I am concerned that the Forrest project is too thin to be
> able to support this tool. We need to focus on our core
> and our plugins.
> 
> Today Vincent provided some patches.
> 
> I am very concerned that this makes an obscure part of
> Forrest whiteboard available in the Maven repositories,
> while Forrest has no other presence there. This could
> cause confusion for our main users.
> 
> I propose that Forrest ask the Maven project to take the
> code as-is over to Maven JXR, then split it up as they see fit.
> 
> What do other Forrest developers think?

I understand your reasoning but I do not like that we seem to prefer to
give this code away instead to get a grip on it and build a community
around it. I am ATM not able to take the lead out of time restrictions
but may be somebody else can step up.

I am not at all in favor of this proposal.

salu2

> [1] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-820
> 
> [2] Re: Forrestdoc and Maven JXR
> http://marc.info/?t=118096009200007
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Thorsten Scherler                                 thorsten.at.apache.org
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