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From "Konstantin Boudnik (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-7069) Replace forrest with supported framework
Date Wed, 22 Dec 2010 03:20:03 GMT

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Konstantin Boudnik commented on HADOOP-7069:
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bq. The mavenization effort is a huge amount of work that would be great to get done, but
it's probably too big (x3 - thanks project split!

When I was leaving Giri was finishing his Maven patch for Common. I assume it is done by now,
but I don't know what's the status of it.

To get a sense of what kind of complexity maven site plugin can handle take a look at Apache
maven http://maven.apache.org/

> Replace forrest with supported framework
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7069
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7069
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: documentation
>            Reporter: Jakob Homan
>             Fix For: 0.23.0
>
>
> It's time to burn down the forrest.  Apache forrest, which is used to generate the documentation
for all three subprojects, has not had a release in several years (0.8, the version we use
was released April 18, 2007), and requires JDK5, which was EOL'ed in November 2009.  Since
it doesn't seem likely Forrest will be developed any more, and JDK5 is not shipped with recent
OSX versions, or included by default in most linux distros, we should look to find a new documentation
system and convert the current docs to it.

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