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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: More forrest based sites
Date Fri, 20 May 2011 00:58:56 GMT
Tom Sanders wrote:
> I've been using Forrest since 0.7. In fact I'm long overdue an upgrade now
> that 0.9 is out because I'm still using 0.7 - not had much time to spare for
> that... and whilst on that subject is jumping two releases going to be easy?

Thanks so much for the feedback.

Yes should be fine. Anyway please discuss any issues
that you encounter. Looking from the outside it seems to
be a straight-forward site.

Follow the "upgrading notes" at
http://forrest.apache.org/docs_0_90/
and as recommended the previous notes need to be scanned.

> Anyway, I've build a site that has quite a lot of content, internal and
> external links. Forrest scores because producing this content is a lot of
> effort and the last thing you want to end up with is content that can only
> ever live in one domain. Forrest's document spec is simple and this way it
> is relatively easy to process your content for something else, should you
> want to. That alone is a great motivator for putting effort into one's
> website.

Glad that it meets your needs.

> I've used Forrest to create the website for Inq - a scripting language that,
> while much like others of its kind can be used in a general purpose way,
> also includes cooperating client and server environments. It "reifies" many
> programming concepts (for example variable references) so that common tasks
> (like say MVC dispatching and database mapping) can be handled by the
> environment.

Very interesting. Perhaps Forrest software can interact
in some way. Join us on the dev mail list.

> If you consider it useful and worthy, perhaps you would add it to the list
> of Forrest-powered sites.

Definitely. Someone will patch that list soon.

-David

> Kind regards
> Tom
> 
> http://www.inqwell.com

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