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From "Gavin" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: Seed site, whiteboard or example?
Date Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:25:10 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Crossley [mailto:crossley@apache.org]
> Sent: Saturday, 6 September 2008 10:10 AM
> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Seed site, whiteboard or example?
> 
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> >
> >  Perhaps we should have an examples section (outside of
> > the documentation as this is a full site that we want to use internally
> > with minimal effort - otherwise we won't bother to maintain it in
> Forrest)
> 
> I agree that we should have an "examples" section.
> Amazed that we didn't do this before.
> 
> How about directly at the top-level,
> i.e. $FORREST_HOME/examples/*

+1 that looks good to me.

> 
> We could also have a section of the documentation
> to list them, like we do with plugins. Each example
> would be self-documenting, so this would be an overview.

yep.

> 
> Perhaps these sites would also be able to
> be demonstrated on our "Forrest zone" server.
> This also gives "continuous integration" to assist
> with their development.

another good idea.

> 
> Fantastic idea Ross. What also is exiting is that this
> will encourage a new set of contributors.

Agree.

Thinking ahead to release time, how would we handle the examples?
Our release is big enough as it is, including complete example
sites would really add to the size. However, examples aren't really
useful unless they are downloaded for folks to look at/play with.

Gav...

> 
> -David
> 
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