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From "Gavin" <>
Subject RE: [heads up] our packaged Apache Ant is upgraded to v1.7.1
Date Sat, 18 Oct 2008 02:01:40 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Crossley []
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 October 2008 4:55 PM
> To:
> Subject: [heads up] our packaged Apache Ant is upgraded to v1.7.1
> Over the last few days i have upgraded our packaged
> Apache Ant at $FORREST_HOME/tools/ant to be Ant-1.7.1
> See r700693.
> Our Ant was 1.6.5 which was released on 02-Jun-2005.
> 1.7.0 was released 19-Dec-2006
> 1.7.1 was released 27-Jun-2008
> Also upgraded some of Ant's supporting libraries
> in tools/ant/lib.
> Not yet done "xml-commons-resolver" because we still
> have FOR-889 on Windows, which we cannot encourage a
> Windows developer to help.

I'll try to soon.

> Not yet done "ant-contrib" because i encountered a problem.
> Will look at that next.
> It took a lot of testing and debugging. Our problems,
> not Ant's.
> The main issue was in our "validate-xdocs" task,
> which broke with out-of-memory issues. After some
> time i found it was a strange bug with a previous
> commit that did not show up until this Ant upgrade.
> It is something to do with classpath - see r700348.
> Anyway, it works now but needs more investigation.
> As usual the tools/ant/bin/* scripts needed our changes
> applied. This is mainly to force forrest to use our Ant,
> rather than any old system-wide Ant.
> Windows users beware. The Ant developers have tried
> hard to have a start script that works on various
> Windows flavours. Then i added our minor changes,
> and i have not Windows to test with.
> So if you use plain Windows, rather than via Cygwin,
> then things might not work.

I just downloaded forrest-trunk, set up a new seed-sample (skin based as my
first test) and 'forrest run' and 'forrest' work just fine, so I guess it is

The only error that came from running 'forrest' was :-

ERROR - Image not found: cocoon:/images/icon-b.png

ERROR - Image not found: cocoon:/images/icon-b.png


etc.. but I believe unix-like has been seeing that also, not sure if that is
still happening for you ?

Off to alter my seed-sample into a dispatcher site and test.


> -David
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