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From Mads Toftum <>
Subject Re: [RT] Super Simple Site Generation Tool
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2005 21:15:58 GMT
On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 08:23:48AM -0500, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> I am +1 for dumping Forrest.  I never grok why something so simple as  
> our static website needs something so complicated to build it.
I think you've nailed the difference between the forrest crowd and the
rest of us. I totally agree with your wondering about the need for
something that <flame>big and bloated</flame> to do something so simple
that everyone else could do it in a moment with an editor and running a
simple command.

> I'd rather err in having less-than-perfect technology with the  
> benefit of trivial addition/edit/update.  Granted, it requires having  
> Java running, but that's not so onerous in this day and age.
This model has worked just fine for www.a.o and the docs for httpd - it
is simple, easy enough to use that anyone with a reasonable grasp of how
editors work can easily use it and it has proven quite effective over a
long period of time.
The one thing I never understood is why incubator insists on placing the
whole forrest burden on new projects - as if they don't have enough
other things to worry about than learning a system that they're likely
to ditch as soon as they have the chance? 


Mads Toftum
`Darn it, who spiked my coffee with water?!' - lwall

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