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From Hervé Boutemy (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DOXIASITETOOLS-149) Create a skin descriptor to contain metadata about the skin
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:11:39 GMT

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Hervé Boutemy commented on DOXIASITETOOLS-149:
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in fact, the Default Skin is not a default skin, IMHO: nobody uses it, the default skin is
the default template in doxia-site-renderer

> Create a skin descriptor to contain metadata about the skin
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DOXIASITETOOLS-149
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DOXIASITETOOLS-149
>             Project: Maven Doxia Sitetools
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Site renderer
>    Affects Versions: 1.6
>            Reporter: Hervé Boutemy
>            Assignee: Hervé Boutemy
>             Fix For: 1.7
>
>
> currently, a skin is a jar containing at least {{META-INF/maven/site.vm}}, which is the
Velocity template file
> adding a skin descriptor (as XML with Modello, to be consistent with Maven style) would
permit meta-data definition.
> The first case I see is Doxia Site Tools prerequisites, to have a skin make clear that
it requires a newer version of Doxia Site Tools (which is a dependency of maven-site-plugin
= what end-users see): this would permit newer Doxia Site Tools versions to provide new features
for skins (like DOXIASITETOOLS-150) and skins using these features without fearing failing
because being used in older maven-site-plugin versions
> this would also create a new "skin-model" module that would give us a natural place to
document practices around skins



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