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From Braim <>
Subject Re: [Announce] Apache Forrest 0.8
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:34:47 GMT
Congratulations :-)

On 4/18/07, David Crossley <> wrote:
> Apache Forrest is pleased to release the new version:
> apache-forrest-0.8
> Apache Forrest is a publishing framework that transforms
> input from various sources into a unified presentation
> in one or more output formats. The modular and extensible
> plugin architecture is based on Apache Cocoon and relevant
> standards, which separates presentation from content.
> Forrest can generate static documents, or be used as a
> dynamic server, or be deployed by its automated facility.
> New features in this version include:
> * Locationmaps define the mapping from requests to locations,
> which enables content and resources to be located at various
> different sources. The advantage of this is that the URL seen
> by the user need bear no relation to the location of the source
> document, thus Forrest can separate the client URL space from
> the source document URL space. Thus, using the locationmap
> it is possible to pull together documents from many different
> locations into a single uniform site. In addition, since the
> user URL space is now unconnected to the source URL space it is
> possible to move source documents without breaking any existing
> user links.
> * Existing core plugins and sitemaps have been refactored to
> take advantage of locationmaps. Some core functionality has
> moved to plugins.
> * Prototype of new xml-based properties system. Projects and
> plugins can use a file. At this stage,
> it supplements the existing file.
> * Some new documents to explain certain core aspects.
> Documentation menu navigation changed to provide clearer
> structure for Forrest project versioned product documentation
> grouped into howto and background sections. Better layout of
> the Developers tab into Getting Involved, Resources (mail lists,
> SVN, Issue Tracker) and Best Practices sections. See also the
> "linkmap" for an automated Table of Contents ability.
> Full list of changes:
> See also lists of changes in each plugin's documentation.
> Upgrade guide:
> See the issue tracker for known issues:
> Download:
> Thanks for your interest, from the Apache Forrest project.

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