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From Vicent Mas <uve...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Customizing a website using forrest 0.10-dev and dispatcher
Date Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:24:21 GMT
On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:08:28AM +0200, Vicent Mas wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 1:29 AM, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 06:52:28PM +0200, Vicent Mas wrote:
>> >> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 5:09 PM, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org>
wrote:
>> >> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 01:48:58PM +0200, Vicent Mas wrote:
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'm trying to build a website with forrest 0.10 and the dispatcher
>> >> >> plugin. My current problem is that all my customizations are ignored.
For
>> >> >> instance, if I change the copyright in a footer it is not updated.
I've used
>> >> >> the Dispatcher Quickstart (version 0.8 is the most modern version
I found) as
>> >> >> a guide when possible.
>> >> >
>> >> > Not sure what you mean regarding "version 0.8".
>> >>
>> >> I mean this document:
>> >>
>> >> http://forrest.apache.org/pluginDocs/plugins_0_80/org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.dispatcher/how/howto-dispatcher-quickstart.html
>> >
>> > Ah. When using the "dev" version of Forrest, should use the local docs.
>> >
>> >> > The current, but perhaps out-of-date, document is in the plugin's docs.
>> >> > Do this:
>> >> >  cd whiteboard/plugins/org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.dispatcher
>> >> >  forrest run
>> >> >  http://localhost:8888/how/howto-dispatcher-quickstart.html
>> >>
>> >> I've done it but I get a "Resource not found error".
>> >
>> > That is very strange. It works locally for me.
>> >
>> > Perhaps you need to clean your Forrest setup.
>> > (Of course replace with Windows-specific commands.)
>> >  cd $FORREST_HOME/main
>> >  ./build.sh clean
>> >  ./build.sh
>> >
>> > Not sure what is needed to clean the Dispatcher plugin,
>> > so do this:
>> >  cd $FORREST_HOME/whiteboard/plugins/org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.dispatcher
>> >  forrest clean
>> >  $FORREST_HOME/tools/ant/bin/ant clean
>> >
>> > Then do:
>> >  forrest run
>> > which should automatically build and deploy the Dispatcher plugin,
>> > and the other plugins that it uses, from the local dev sources.
>> > During that process the "get-local" Ant task should be indicating
>> > that it is using the local sources.
>>
>> No luck. I keep getting a "Resource not found error".
>
> Okay. That might be due to its use of the projectInfo plugin
> which we think might need tweaking as indicated in FOR-1188.
>
>> >> Anyway I've found
>> >> the xml version of the document and the content seems to correspond to
>> >> the document I mention above. The document talks about an
>> >> org.apache.forrest.themes.core plugin that I'm unable to find and also
>> >> about a pelt.fv file in that plugin, so I am lost.
>> >
>> > Yes, because no-one has managed to update those docs yet.
>>
>> I see.
>>
>> > As Sjur explained that old supporting plugin is not used anymore.
>>
>> I don't use that plugin. As I said I used the quickstart document as a
>> guide only when possible. IIRC my hierarchy of folders was built
>> imitating the contents of the dispatcher plugin folder regarding
>> themes.
>>
>> >> > (Patches welcome :-)
>> >>
>> >> I wish I was able to patch it :-) Thanks once more for your help.
>> >>
>> >> > I am hoping that someone who knows more can help you with
>> >> > the rest, e.g. Thorsten, Cyriaque, Brian, etc.
>>
>> I hope so. As I said I'm really stuck.
>
> In the meantime you might be able to determine where the
> Dispatcher is looking for those project resources by investigating
> the various *.xmap sitemaps in the top-level of the Dispatcher
> plugin and its locationmap.xml file.
>
> There are some debugging techniques listed here:
> http://forrest.apache.org/howto-dev.html
> and the link to the FAQ
> http://forrest.apache.org/docs_0_100/faq.html#version
> to report all "properties" to help with following those sitemaps.
>
> -David

Hi,

I'm afraid I don't know anything about sitemaps and they don't seem to
me something easy to understand. But I'll try to do my best and follow
your recommendations. Thanks.

Vicent

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