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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: Could Forrest use Hudson?
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:02:50 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Gavin wrote:
> >Just wondering, 
> >
> >Would Hudson [1] and its variety of Plugins [2] be of any use to Forrest?
> I'm not at all sure. Most of the utility of Hudson is in managing 
> executble code. We have some code, but it is mostly XML and XSLT. What 
> little code we have has almost no tests - thus making the continuous 
> integration efforts rather pointless.

Using such tools might encourage tests to be contributed
and general code improvement to happen.

We do have six modules in main/java/org/apache/forrest/
and some of those are extremely important to us.

We have eight plugins that have some Java code.

> Finally, we don't really have a 
> great deal of code that depends on other code.

Hmmm ... Cocoon, Avalon, Excalibur, etc. classes are
mentioned a lot in the above code.

> I think our test sites on the zone do a great job of alerting us to 
> problems at an early stage.

Yes, and we could do more with those, e.g. build our
"site-author" docs; add more examples to the "seed" site; etc.


> Personally I'm -0 on this idea. Someone has to maintain it and set it up 
> - it won't be me ;-)
> Ross

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