Hi Ross,

Thanks a lot for your answer, so I try the manual way.

I put the zip in the D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7\build\plugins directory

org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.dtdx.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.excel.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.feeder.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.listLocations.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.OpenOffice.org.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.PhotoGallery.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.projectInfo.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.simplifiedDocbook.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.htmlArea.zip
org.apache.forrest.plugin.view.zip



D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site>forrest run

Apache Forrest.  Run 'forrest -projecthelp' to list options


Buildfile: D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7\main\forrest.build.xml

check-java-version:
This is apache-forrest-0.7
Using Java 1.4 from D:\Documents and Settings\divine1\My Documents\j2sdk1.4.2_03\jre

init-proxy:
Using proxy : xxxxxxxx (confidential)

init-plugins:
Copying 1 file to D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site\build\tmp
Copying 1 file to D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site\build\tmp
Copying 1 file to D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site\build\tmp
Copying 1 file to D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site\build\tmp
Installing plugin: org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.pdf

check-plugin:
org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.pdf is not available in the build dir

init-proxy:
Using proxy : xxxxxxxx (confidential)

fetch-plugins-descriptors:
Fetching plugins descriptor: http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/plugins.xml
Getting: http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/plugins.xml
Error opening connection java.io.IOException
Error opening connection java.io.IOException
Error opening connection java.io.IOException
Can't get http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/plugins.xml to D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site\build\tmp\plugins-1.xml
Fetching plugins descriptor: http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/whiteboard-plugins.xml
Getting: http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/whiteboard-plugins.xml
Error opening connection java.io.IOException
Error opening connection java.io.IOException
Error opening connection java.io.IOException
Can't get http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/whiteboard-plugins.xml to D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site\build\tmp\plugin
s-2.xml

            WARNING
            =======

            Unable to load plugin list number 1 from http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/plugins.xml.
            Any plugins identified in this plugin list cannot be installed
            automatially, see further errors below.

            WARNING
            =======

            Unable to load plugin list number 2 from http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/whiteboard-plugins.xml.
            Any plugins identified in this plugin list cannot be installed
            automatially, see further errors below.

unpack-plugin:

ERROR
=====

Unable to retrieve the org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.pdf plugin.
There may be more information about the reason for this in output
above. The usual cause is that Forrest has been unable to download
the plugin descriptor file that indicates where this plugin is to be
downloaded from. If you are behind a firewall then set the proxy.host
and proxy.port values in the forrest.properties file.

You may also like to check the value of the
forrest.plugins.descriptors property in the forrest.properties file
and ensure that the locations indicated by that value are accessible
(note there should be no spaces in this property).


BUILD FAILED
D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7\main\targets\plugins.xml:334: The following error occurred while executing this line:
D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7\main\targets\plugins.xml:351: The following error occurred while executing this line:
D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7\main\targets\plugins.xml:99: Unable to install required plugins. See error messages above for mo
re detail.

Total time: 3 seconds

D:\DATA\apache\apache-forrest-0.7-paul-site>




That the sad story.



Paul






Paul.Divine@alcatel.fr wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I used forrest 0.6 and it woks fine. So I'd like to go to version 0.7.
>
> I have updated the forrest.properties file with the proxy.host
> proxy.port values.
> When I try to start forrest .07 I have on the screen indications that it
> fails to download the plug-ins.
>
>  fetch-plugins-descriptors:
> Fetching plugins descriptor: http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/plugins.xml
> Getting: http://forrest.apache.org/plugins/plugins.xml
> Error opening connection java.io.IOException
> Error opening connection java.io.IOException
> Error opening connection java.io.IOException
>
>
> I suppose it is an authentication problem, because I work inside the
> intranet behind a proxy
> and the rule is when somebody wants to look outside he should give name
> and authenticate with a password
> .

If your proxy uses http basic authentication we could add the facility
to provide a username and password in your user properties file. If this
will be of use please raise an issue on our issue tracker.

> Should I first, by hand download files and then let forrest install the
> plug-ins,
> or should I all manually install the plus-ins (and how),
> or there is  another solution?

You can manually install the plugins you need by downloading the zip
files you need (their locations are indicated at
http://forrest.apache.org/pluginDocs/plugins_0_70/index.html These zips
should be unpacked into FORREST_HOME/build/plugins

Ross