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From Ferdinand Soethe <samm...@soethe.net>
Subject Re[2]: ForrestBot: Capabilities?
Date Wed, 10 Nov 2004 20:26:09 GMT

Dave Brondsema wrote:

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

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

I'm sorry to say that this is currently beyond my capabilities since I
haven't done a thing with Ant.

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

will try and understand what's happening there.

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

Yes, very much so. It such a neat tool for soho-websites, but without
synch a lot of people won't use it for long.

Thanks,

--
Ferdinand Soethe



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