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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: [RT] Super Simple Site Generation Tool
Date Sat, 31 Dec 2005 17:34:52 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> How would even having a local copy of the JARs prevent the problem that
> Forrest won't actually generate the site?

I don't believe that to be correct, but we can clarify with David and Ross.

> Don't get me wrong; having everything included in incubator/site *is* a
> requirement.  The only thing a user should bring to the table is a JVM.
> As demonstrated elsewhere, Anakia works exactly like that.

OK, so we're agreeing on this, so let's see from David and Ross what we
would need to have in our checkout to satisfy the requirement.  Yes?  If
that works, great, and if not, we can move on to something that does.

> > > I'm not going to be "happy" until I have a site generation tool I can
> > > basically "forget about".
> > That's a fair, but potentially orthogonal issue.
> It's central to the whole discussion.  If I have to spend any time
thinking
> about Forrest, it means that I'm not thinking about the content.

I meant that it was orthogonal to his initial point about Forrest changing.
JAMES uses an older version of ant.  The main site uses a newer version of
ant.  I've checked, and the actual tags that we use to access anakia are
different.  Now, I don't know whether or not the new version of ant does or
does not support our older style of use, but that won't matter until JAMES
decides to move to a newer version of Ant.  Same with the Incubator, if we
provide Forrest the same way that we otherwise provide Anakia, then we can
be stable in our frame of reference, even if Forrest is evolving.

	--- Noel


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