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From "Tim Williams" <>
Subject Re: forrest2 - building/running experimental code [was: Re: DOAP in use
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2007 01:45:18 GMT
On 8/29/07, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> > Tim Williams wrote:
> >> On 8/6/07, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> >>> As many of you will have noticed I've been doing quite a bit of work on
> >>> the DOAP plugin recently. This is for a project here, called Simal, we
> >>> need to create an internal catalogue of projects similar to
> >>> and since I'd already done much of the work on the
> >>> DOAP plugin here I thought I'd get things kick started by using Forrest.
> >>>
> >>> [ASIDE] I say "kick started" because I still have my concerns about the
> >>> current architecture of Forrest. I hope to find the resources to do this
> >>> with my Forrest 2 experimental code, but right now I don't have the
> >>> necessary resources so am focusing on the existing Forrest.
> >>
> >> For what its worth, if you or someone would spend time making it
> >> easier to "just build and run" forrest2 (e.g. webapp mode), I would
> >> love to look at it again.  I personally think that'd be time well
> >> spent.  I spent several hours the other day with forrest2 and wanted
> >> to look at bringing the locationmap inside of spring but quit because
> >> of frustration trying to simply run it in webapp mode.
> >
> > I'm going on holiday tomorrow, it is unlikely I will take a look for at
> > least a week. However, now that I know someone wants to look at this I
> > will document the config steps on a brand new machine image.
> I've done quite a bit of work on this. It's not perfect, but Forrest2 no
> longer assumes you are developing in Eclipse, so you can do most things
> from ANT. I've also brought over build files I created in the ivy branch.
> I've not integrated the standalone version of dispatcher yet (which
> itself is not complete). This means there is no skinning ability at present.
> The webapp now runs, but there are a couple of small bugs outstanding,
> so there is a small manual step required in building the webapp (this
> hack could be temporarily automated in the build script if we get tired
> of it).
> Instructions for building and running a webapp can be found in [1]
> Let me know if you need more info.
> Ross
Beautiful!  Well... given its unskinned, not really;)  But it "just
works"(tm) and that *is* beautiful.  Thanks for putting in the work
for this Ross, I believe it will pay dividends.

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