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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Re: Broken linkmap
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2004 20:05:30 GMT
On Oct 29, 2004, at 12:40 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Clay Leeds wrote:
>> On Oct 29, 2004, at 12:11 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>>> Your notes did not show you *building* the site (i.e. forrest site) 
>>> -  sorry I should have been clearer.
> Hehe, we are both getting confused now. I was referring to building 
> the freshly seeded site - not your custom site - I am trying to make 
> sure the problem is not with Forrest itself (which is my current 
> suspicion)

See my more recent post. I guess I anticipated that so I tried it with 
xml-fop and got a BUILD SUCCESSFUL.

>> I guess It's possible I have a problem in my medata_docs/ project... 
>> I  don't know what it could be.
> I'm almost certain of it, but since I am bug-fixing the plugins right 
> now I want to make sure. Here's what we need to do:
> - cd forrestcore
> - rm -Rf plugins
> - ./
> - cd [some temporary directory]
> - forrest seed
> - forrest site (or just forrest as you rightly point out)
> - Does it build (with errors about cwiki and ihtml pages)
> - svn up (yes again, I just submitted another fix)
> - check at revision 55988
> - forrst site
> - Does is build without errors
> If everything goes as describe we *know* the problem is with your site.

I'll try those steps and see what I can come up with.

>> [OT]
>> On a side note I notice in my seed4/ site, that there's no  
>> sample (my seed3/ site does have it). I assume this 
>> has  something to do with moving to a plugin, but I 
>> think it  would be a travesty (perhaps that's too strong a word... 
>> ;-)) to not  include an sample (and for that matter a  
>> Simplified-Docbook sample) in the /forrest seed/ output. Could the  
>> plugin automatically add this when doing a /forrest seed/?
> We cannot include a working sample since the functionality will not be 
> there. What I will be doing as soon as I iron out these bugs is 
> creating a page in the seeded site from plugins.xml descriptor which 
> describes all plugins, their functionlaity, their status etc.
> In the main docs there will be a full demonstration (and I suppose the 
> plugins page in a seed site should link back to the relevant section 
> on the main site).
> Do you think this is enough?

Sounds like it's the best we can do, considering plugins/ are somewhat 
out of the scope of the new, improved, leaner/meaner (not to mention 
gentler) forrest. I'll chalk that up to a 'Wouldn't it be nice?' and 
leave it at that. My point

BTW, putting a real example on the site is even better than (IMHO) what 
we currently have. What we currently have is a description of what you 
can do, without an actual example (for the example, you *have* to look 
in the /forrest seed/ site (or generate your own).

> Ross


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