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From Dave Brondsema <>
Subject Re: ForrestBot: Capabilities?
Date Wed, 10 Nov 2004 19:22:45 GMT
Quoting Ferdinand Soethe <>:

> I'm sorry to admit that I read
> but still have not
> understood what forrestbot is capable of and how to configure it
> properly.

Please provide patches or simply new paragraphs or suggestions to help us
improve them.

> Can I use forrestbot to synchronize my local pages with my webserver
> that is only accessible by ftp?

Currently we do not have "deploy" workstage for ftp.  Are you familiar with ant
and it's <import> mechanism?  There is an FTP task in Ant (it's not listed on unless you browse to Overview > Remote > FTP) so you could
write a workstage implementation for ftp.

If you do so, please provide a patch so we can include this ability.

> If so, does anybody have an example for the buildfile to look at (and
> come back with more questions ;-)

Look at forrestbot/core/deploy.xml to see how the other deploy workstages are done.

> If not, what other protocols are available to access an 'normal'
> commercial web host?

Typical web hosts probably only have ftp access.  Even though ftp is insecure,
it is very common and it would be good if we supported it.

Dave Brondsema : : personal : programming : student org 

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