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From Eric Palmer <e...@ericfpalmer.com>
Subject Re: forest project status
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:27:49 GMT
Thanks for the update.

I'll give Forest a try and join the dev list as well.

Eric


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org>wrote:

> Sjur Moshagen wrote:
> > Hello Eric,
> >
> > Den 19. feb 2013 kl. 16:06 skrev Eric Palmer:
> >
> > > I'm researching apache cms like projects for a specific project need
> and I came across Forest.  It seems interesting but the user mailing list
> has had no updates since 2009 and the forest-dev list shows some svn
> activity.
> > >
> > > What is the status of the forest project? Is it still a viable project
> and is it likely to exist into the near future?
> >
> > Viability can be hard to define, but as you can see from the mailing
> lists it isn't very active at the moment. That said, there are still a
> number of developers hanging around, and some maintenance work is done from
> time to time. I am myself using forrest quite actively in my daily work,
> and am quite happy with it - thus no big incentive to take on any
> additional development work in addition to my regular tasks. Forrest is one
> of a number of tools, not a development target in itself for me. I like it
> quite a lot, and it has a few unique features I haven't found elsewhere:
> >
> > * ability to read a number of different input formats (and extend that
> list by writing a simple transform + some configs)
> > * a similar ability to produce a number of different output format
> (likewise extendable)
> >
> > It also allows me to build large and complex sites while at the same
> time keeping the source files as text files instead of storing them in some
> RDB system. This again makes it easy to keep the documentation part of our
> version control system, which is important for our sites.
> >
> > All in all: forrest does what I need, and thus doesn't get a lot of
> attention development-wise.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Sjur
>
> Very nice answer.
>
> Eric, the project is still operating and ready to respond
> whenever someone spurs some activity.
>
> The Apache Software Foundation ensures that there is sufficient
> activity in each project. If there was not, then it would have been
> moved to the Apache Attic.
>
> Most discussion about the project is encouraged to be on the
> "dev" mail list.
>
> This "user" list is for assistance with specific usage issues.
>
> Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you join us as a "dev".
>
> -David
>



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