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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Super Simple Site Generation Tool
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2005 20:57:57 GMT
On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 08:21:32AM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 11:12:14AM -0500, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> > What shall we do then in incubator?  Any idea for a productive outcome?
> 
> Switch the incubator to anakia.  =)

Yup.
  
> FWIW, Brett claims that Maven 2 gives up all of the goofy workflow problems
> with Maven 1, but I'm not familiar with it.  I'd go with what I know...
> 
> Count me a +1 to anakia, +0 to Maven2.

Aye. +1 to anakia. I think I'm -0 on maven2 at least for now (see below).

---

> If Brett or anyone else who knows m2 can set it up such that it has the
> *exact* same workflow as anakia, I'm fine with it.  I just don't care what
> the technology is - I care that it fits our workflow and isn't a PITA to
> use or set up (svn co incubator/site + a JVM is *all* that is needed; *no*
> downloading anything else - manual or otherwise).

I think Brett kind-of volunteered himself the other day to help us set that
up. One advantage I see is that the default look maven offers is a little
neater than what we normally get out of Anakia; it has folding menus and
stuff.

I just took a look at maven2 its site generation stuff. There's a lot of it,
and it has all this component-oriented pluggability and frameworkieness. Uses
something called Doxia,

  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/maven/doxia/trunk/

which kinda looks like a mini-cocoon specialised for handling xdoc-style
website generation. I dunno. There's a lot of code in there, and most of it
is Really New(tm). Maybe re-evaluating using maven2 something like 6 or 12
months from now is a good idea. Shrug. 95% of the reason for using maven (like,
having to build and maintain software) doesn't really apply to the incubator
website.

> If someone - be it Leo or
> whomever - comes along with something better, so be it.  -- justin

I just finished comparing Anakia with what I came up with:

  https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/infrastructure/site-tools/trunk/xdok/harmony-sample/README.txt

Conclusion: for us, its probably better to just use Anakia.

ciao!

LSD


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