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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: [HEADS UP] Merging html site branch (was Re: New Incubator Site branch - sources in html)
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2005 16:21:12 GMT

Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
>>Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>>>Has the site been changed to get files from TEMP_HTML on an svn update?
>>It is still the same, just that you have the choice to use the old
>>*.cwiki or the new *.html
> The either/or aspect is far from obvious to me.  So updating the cwiki,
> then doing the generation and update on the Web system still works?


> If someone were to want to move to HTML, would it create the foo.html
> and then delete the foo.cwiki?


Actually, to keep SVN references, I rename the .cwiki file to .html in 
svn and modify the contents to be in html.

One can technically use the old cwiki format or the plain html format, 
although I would strongly suggest to move to html.

>>Okay, i agree that no-one has yet made the effort to update the
>>howtoparticipate.html doc to explain this slight change and to
>>note that Forrest-0.6 release is now used.
> See, it doesn't appear to be a 'slight change' to *me*.  Possibly to
> you, since you're a part of the change process, but noe to me.  From
> here it looked like a significant change of direction, not the addition
> of an alternative path.

I have made a branch for it, sent a couple of mails about this on this 
list, and then merged in the trunk... I thought it was all explicit 
enough, sorry if it was not the case.

BTW, the I had also corrected the docs on the site explaining to use 
html as a source format. The only thing on the site that is missing is 
the TEMP_HTML dir.

> Forrect-0.6..  Is that still the one that needs to be executed out
> of someone's directory on the Apache system?  Or is that no longer
> functional and generation needs to be done locally again?

It's the same as before.

We just updated it to the released 0.6 version, so that there are no 
more version mismatches.

> I'm certain everyone has good intentions, and that no-one is tryng
> to make things harder.

These changes were meant to ease the system, by using html as a source 
format and a released forrest version.

I decided to convert all files to html except the faq, because it uses a 
special DTD, and the cwiki files, as I didn't want to accidentally 
tamper with them in the process. Because of that, to ease the work on 
mentors, I put the automatically generated html *source* files in 
TEMP_HTML, so that they already had a base to check and to use.

Probably me being too paranoid and making things harder without need :-/

In any case, if someone is less paranoid then me, he can switch all 
cwiki files to html by using the versions in TEMP_HTML ;-)  (if they 
were not changed in the meantime).

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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