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Changes are sorted by "type" and then chronologically with the most recent at the top. These symbols denote the various action types:add=add, fix=fix, remove=remove, update=update

Version 0.10-dev (not yet released)

See each plugin for its detailed changes.

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Enable per-project configuration of Cocoon error handling. Added an FAQ. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1245.
  • add Add initial "logo" input plugin to Whiteboard. Assist management of project logos and banner images. For example, overlay a TM symbol using SVG to create a new image. Committed by DC.
  • update Updated JSch to v0.1.50 Committed by DC.
  • update For "skins", removed the "body onload=init()" from the internal xml. This was used by the fontsize.js script, which actually had its function contents commented-out and so was superfluous. It was preventing project scripts from using "onload". Committed by DC.
  • update Enabled "link" and "script" elements in "header" for the document-v20 DTD. Committed by DC.
  • update Use locationmap to find project.css.** CSS resources. Committed by DC.
  • update Fixed locationmap to properly find project.js.** javascript resources. Committed by DC.
  • update Updated our packaged Cocoon and blocks to the latest Cocoon-2.1.13-dev version. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1240.
  • update Updated our packaged Cocoon and blocks to the latest Cocoon-2.1.12-dev version. Updated Xerces to 2.11.0 and xml-apis to 1.4.01 and Batik to 1.7 Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1240, FOR-1221.
  • update Updated log4j to 1.2.17 and slf4j to 1.7.2 Committed by DC.
  • update Use JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS to ensure UTF-8 everywhere. Committed by DC. Thanks to Karl Wright. See Issue FOR-1231.
  • update Upgraded packaged Jetty to version 6.1.26 from version 4.2.19. Committed by BMD. See Issue FOR-1222.

Changes to Documentation

  • add Added document to facilitate upgrading to v0.10-dev Committed by DC.
  • add Add a demonstration of various techniques for Using extra project JavaScript and CSS resources. This also explains how to inject and locate the various resources. Committed by DC.
  • add Linked to the Wayback Machine for older versions of documentation. See FAQ. Committed by DC.
  • update Improved the "How to build a Plugin" document, regarding creating your own local plugins. Committed by DC.
  • update Improved documentation about configuring project entities file, and general tips for upgrading. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1233.
  • update Remove the link to the demonstration of processing JIRA issues via RSS. As a demo, it was causing too many "errors" when network not available. It can still be used via http://localhost:8888/forrest-issues.html Committed by DC.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Brian M. Dube (BMD), David Crossley (DC).

This is a list of other contributors:
Karl Wright.

Version 0.9 (2011-02-07)

Changes to Build

  • add Added standalone 'validate-status' build target to validate the project status changes file. Committed by DC.
  • fix Explicitly set the javac target@ to our defined base version. This fixed an issue with plugins being deployed by committers using more recent versions. Committed by DC. Thanks to Ron Blaschke.
  • update Forrest minimum Java version is now Java 1.5 required starting with Forrest-0.9-dev Committed by GM.
  • update The preparation of the set of xmlcatalogs is better done in our "validation-props" ant target. Committed by DC. Thanks to Thomas Emmel. See Issue FOR-1131, FOR-1020.
  • update A better way to report the set of xmlcatalog files being used. Committed by DC.

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Add initial "Markdown" output plugin to Whiteboard. Committed by DC.
  • add Added new search facility to ForrestBar to enable search for a mail Message-Id (only at Gmane.org). Committed by DC.
  • add Added initial output plugin "iCal" to the whiteboard. Committed by SNM.
  • add Enabled use of EXSLT extensions via exslt.org stylesheets. See example "EXSLT" in the 'forrest seed-sample' site. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1176.
  • add Enabled the filtering of output messages from Ant (see FAQ) and explained how to enable coloured output (see FAQ). Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1178.
  • add Assist with xml debugging. Show list of catalog descriptors being used. Committed by DC.
  • add Enable our ASF mirrors system to present an xml listing of the client's closest mirrors. Committed by DC.
  • add Added a demonstration of using xml source documents without declaring a DTD. See example "no-dtd" in the 'forrest seed-sample' site. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1173.
  • add Added the ability to use RELAXNG to validate intermediate xml. Do 'localhost:8888/index.validation.xml' for example to validate the "index" page. Also see how to validate intermediate content for the whole site. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1172.
  • add Added the ability for a "trademark statement" at bottom of all pages. For configuration details, see skinconf.xml from a new "seed" site. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1170.
  • add Enable configuration of some Cocoon sitemap components, e.g. output html encoding and document type declaration for html and xhtml serializers, JTidy properties file location for html generator. See FAQ Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1071.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "baetle". Handle Baetle, the RDF vocabulary to describe the content of bug databases. Committed by GM. Thanks to Sina K. Heshmati. See Issue FOR-1038.
  • add Added input plugin "uk.ac.osswatch.forrest.input.sourceforge". Extracts data from sourceforge.net Committed by RDG.
  • add Added input plugin "uk.ac.osswatch.forrest.input.ohloh". Extracts data from OhLoh.net using their API. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added input plugin "uk.ac.osswatch.forrest.input.features". Allow project features to be recorded and rendered as part of a content object. This plugin is particularly useful when used in conjunction with the DOAP plugin. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "doac". Handle Description-Of-A-Career (DOAC) data in forrest content objects. Committed by GM. Thanks to Oshani Senevira. See Issue FOR-1039.
  • add Added output plugin "uk.ac.osswatch.forrest.themes". A theme used by the Simal project. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "skos". Handles input documents as Simple Knowledge Organisation Systems (SKOS), a set of specifications to support the representation of thesauri, classification schemes, taxonomies, etc. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Sina K. Heshmati. See Issue FOR-1004.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "foaf". Handles input documents in Friend of a Friend (FOAF) format. Committed by GM. Thanks to Oshani Senevira. See Issue FOR-1002.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input and output plugins "tei". These handle TEI-Lite Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Committed by RDG.
  • add Enable PHP by default. See the FAQ. Thanks to Cyriaque Dupoirieux for the suggestion. Committed by DC.
  • fix Suppress extra generated id when converting xdoc sections to html. See upgrading notes. Committed by BMD.
  • fix ForrestBar: Enabled access to some more intermediate processing data via the "Dev" menu. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1012.
  • fix The "class" attributes in the document-v13 and document-v20 DTDs now enable multiple space-separated class definitions. Committed by DC. Thanks to Brolin Empey.
  • fix Enable "class" attribute to be used for "body" element. Committed by GM. Thanks to Sina K. Heshmati. See Issue FOR-1167.
  • fix Some improvements for the "whole-site" PDF ability. Committed by BMD. Thanks to Andreas Lehmkuehler. See Issue FOR-211.
  • fix There was a problem with plugins libs not being copied. Using the war task from ant fixes this issue. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-1074.
  • fix Enabled the output html serializer to be configurable to either xhtml or html. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1156.
  • fix Remove extraneous quote in document-to-fo.xsl Committed by DC. Thanks to Antoine ROBERT. See Issue FOR-1136.
  • fix There was a partially implemented xml catalog with missing project symbols file. Only affected users of the 'seed-basic' template site. See notes in upgrading to v0.9 Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1075.
  • fix Fixed the "forrest" command to cope with recent Cygwin changes with expanding pathnames. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Mark Eggers. See Issue FOR-905.
  • fix The "faq" documents were missing generated Table-of-Contents. Committed by TS.
  • fix Fixed bug regarding logging and Servlet Container when using Forrest as a WAR archive. In web.xml use context parameters instead of init-param. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-1049.
  • fix ForrestBar: Re-instated access to some intermediate processing data via the "Dev" menu (**/*.xml and **/*.fo) Committed by GM. See Issue FOR-1012.
  • update Fix hard-coded path in ForrestLogTargetFactory and ForrestConfUtils which caused files to be placed in the wrong directory when using ForrestBot. Committed by BMD. Thanks to Richard Calmbach,Mathieu Champlon. See Issue FOR-752.
  • update ForrestBar added search options for Gossamer Threads archives and MarkMail archives. Committed by DC.
  • update ForrestBar updated to clarify some menus and items, add some tooltips, and fix some broken links. Committed by DC.
  • update Improve startup performance by dealing with only the specified property rather than iterating through all of them. Committed by DC. Thanks to DeBel. See Issue FOR-1203.
  • update Fix syntax errors for import of additional style sheets for "tigris" skin. Committed by DC. Thanks to Simon Pepping. See Issue FOR-1205.
  • update Updated Ehcache to 2.2.0 version. Update commons-io, commons-jxpath, commons-collections, commons-lang, and commons-cli to latest versions. Committed by TWW.
  • update Use plain svn commands rather than JSVN for forrestbot and plugins deployment. Committed by DC. Thanks to David Crossley, Tim Williams. See Issue FOR-1198.
  • update Switch to a new XML module providing better memory behavior. Committed by TWW. See Issue FOR-591.
  • update Fix property "project.issues-rss-url" to use https for our JIRA. Committed by TWW. Thanks to Andreas Lehmkuehler.
  • update Update Rhino to better licensed version rhino-1.6R5 Committed by TWW. See Issue FOR-1177.
  • update For Howto docs, make use of generateId.xsl to resolve warnings in generated PDF. Committed by BMD.
  • update Improved SVG template for generating "project name" image. Make it wider and add small space at right-hand end. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1186.
  • update Changed XSLT import statements in skins to use the LocationMap. Committed by BMD. See Issue FOR-1000.
  • update Replaced the custom caching implementation with EHCache in the LocationMap feature. Given how integral the LM has become, this gives us much better overall performance, concurrent behavior, and cache configuration options. Added a default cache config file to main/webapp/WEB-INF/ehcache.xml Committed by TWW. See Issue FOR-1031.
  • update Forrestbot deploy.scp workstage now reports which files were transferred. Committed by DC.
  • update Updated to Jing release (from http://code.google.com/p/jing-trang/). As well as providing us with a reliable RELAX NG tool, this upgrade fixes an issue on some Java 6 with missing datatype library. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-984.
  • update Updated to Apache-Ant-1.7.1 release. Also jsch-0.1.28 to jsch-0.1.39 release. Committed by DC.
  • update Added a 'forrest diagnostics' target which reports our Ant's diagnostics. Committed by DC.
  • update Our packaged version of Apache Cocoon has been upgraded to use the latest version of their stable 2.1 branch. This is a major step forward for Forrest. It enables us to use a reliable and up-to-date Cocoon. Forrest developers can again participate at Cocoon to fix issues or develop new blocks. A number of major performance issues are already fixed in this version. Also upgraded various other important supporting products such as Apache Xerces and Apache Xalan, etc. See upgrading notes. Committed by TS. Thanks to Thorsten Scherler, David Crossley. See Issue FOR-955, FOR-1017.
  • update Promoting the output.inputModule plugin to core. Main reason for the move is to prevent plugins dependencies since the code has attracted different use cases solved in plugins to move it into core. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-1103.
  • update Upgraded Apache FOP to version 0.95 Committed by JM.
  • update Added ability to use XInclude to the document-v20 xdoc DTD. See an example in a 'forrest seed-sample' site. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1032.
  • update Images had not been reliably reproduced in PDFs (fop version prior to 0.94). The old way always expected a physical URI (file or http) the new fop URIResolver in the FOP-NG block delegates to Cocoon's SourceResolver framework, meaning images can be the result of a pipeline. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-635.
  • update Moved fo- and pdf-generation completely into pdf-plugin as part of the upgrade to fop 0.94. See plugin docs for addition details. Committed by FSO.
  • update The "wholesite" html/pdf ability was broken with the locationmap. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-733.
  • update Re-configured Forrest Zone to use SMF. Committed by GM. See Issue FOR-940.
  • update Fix unkown font error in FO generation. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Uwe Kreibaum. See Issue FOR-640.
  • update Utilise the source document/header/link if available. Suggested by Oshani Seneviratne and various previous people. Committed by DC.
  • update In SourceTypeAction, RDF files need to check the namespace of more than just the root element. Committed by DC. Thanks to Sina K. Heshmati. See Issue FOR-1018.
  • update Added method to make URLs absolute in PDF via skinconf.xml. Committed by BMD. Thanks to Patrick Ohly. See Issue FOR-1013.
  • update Added method to disable table of contents in PDF via skinconf.xml. Committed by BMD. Thanks to Patrick Ohly. See Issue FOR-355.

Changes to Documentation

  • add Added document to facilitate upgrading to v0.9 Committed by DC.
  • add Added an FAQ to try to explain that Forrest does not require Java 6. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-984.
  • add Added new documents: How to deploy documentation with the Forrestbot "svn" workstage which explains how the Apache Forrest project manages their project documentation, and How to deploy documentation with the Forrestbot "scp" workstage which explains how to manage a personal or company website using Secure Shell SCP to deploy the generated documents. Committed by DC.
  • add Added example of using XInclude to the 'forrest seed-sample' site. Committed by DC. Thanks to Carlos Tejo. See Issue FOR-814.
  • add Added documentation about using the "Debian update-alternatives system". Committed by GM. Thanks to Steven Coco. See Issue FOR-1047.
  • add Added FAQ for "Windows gets confused about which Java version to use". Thanks to Ron Blaschke and Ross Gardler. Committed by DC. Thanks to Ron Blaschke.
  • fix Fixed docs in several places to work with fop94 upgrade. Committed by FSO.
  • fix Fix some menu items, links and version labels. Committed by TS. Thanks to Bart Molenkamp.
  • update Added an FAQ to explain "svn:eol-style" and un-necessary svn diffs. See also How to deploy documentation with the Forrestbot "svn" workstage. Committed by DC.
  • update Improved the FAQ about "version and properties" and linked to the documentation of the new Properties system. Committed by DC.
  • update Improve ASF Branding and trademark statements for Forrest websites. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-1197.
  • update Improved the Sitemap Reference document. Committed by BMD. See Issue FOR-922.
  • update For packaged supporting products, we now refer to all licenses from our top-level LICENSE.txt file. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-855, FOR-857.
  • update Improve i18n FAQ. Committed by DC.
  • update Improvements to documentation for i18n and example. See the "seed-sample" site. Committed by GM. Thanks to Thomas Witteriede. See Issue FOR-707.
  • update Improvements to documentation for Locationmap. Committed by GM. Thanks to Thomas Emmel. See Issue FOR-1160.
  • update Improved FAQ about reporting security issues and link to "ASF Security Team" new web site. Committed by DC.
  • update Added demonstration of more xdoc elements to the sample document-v20 Committed by DC. Thanks to Carlos Tejo. See Issue FOR-1062.
  • update Enhance the "HowTo Generate an ASF mirrors page" doc to better explain. Refer to Forrest site-author as an example. This doc explains many things which are useful beyond the "ASF mirrors" example. It shows how to add a specialised HTML form to a forrest-based site, howto to include and exclude non-linked extra documents to the processing using the Cocoon CLI. Committed by DC.
  • update Refer to ForrestBar from How to do development with Apache Forrest as a way to easily view the internal processing steps. Committed by DC.
  • update Add explanation of ForrestBar menu items. Committed by CD.
  • update Add more entries to glossary to explain some Apache Cocoon terminology and link to relevant docs. Also add some more Forrest terminology. Committed by DC.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Brian M. Dube (BMD), Cyriaque Dupoirieux (CD), David Crossley (DC), Ferdinand Soethe (FSO), Gavin McDonald (GM), Jeremias Maerki (JM), Ross Gardler (RDG), Sjur N Moshagen (SNM), Thorsten Scherler (TS), Tim Williams (TWW).

This is a list of other contributors:
Andreas Lehmkuehler, Antoine ROBERT, Bart Molenkamp, Brolin Empey, Carlos Tejo, David Crossley, Tim Williams, DeBel, Mark Eggers, Oshani Senevira, Patrick Ohly, Richard Calmbach,Mathieu Champlon, Ron Blaschke, Simon Pepping, Sina K. Heshmati, Steven Coco, Thomas Emmel, Thomas Witteriede, Thorsten Scherler, David Crossley, Uwe Kreibaum.

Version 0.8 (2007-04-18)

Changes to Build

  • add Add new build target "clean-build". Committed by CD.

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Add initial DOAP plugin to Whiteboard. Committed by RDG.
  • add Add initial Solr plugin to Whiteboard. Committed by TS.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "citations". Thanks to Gavin for turning the contribution into a plugin. Use input docs that are lists of citations. Committed by DC. Thanks to Ross Gardler. See Issue FOR-756.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "glossary". Thanks to Gavin for turning the contribution into a plugin. Enable glossary input: a list of technical terms and definitions. Committed by DC. Thanks to Ross Gardler. See Issue FOR-755.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "odt". Use OpenDocument ODT as input. Committed by TS.
  • add Add support to the tigris skin for header/meta tags in xdoc input documents. Committed by TS. Thanks to Brian Dube. See Issue FOR-842.
  • add Add demo page to seed site for "Using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)". Committed by DC.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "serverStatus". Uses the StatusGenerator to show Cocoon's operating environment and shows the contents of the cache stores. Committed by DC.
  • add Added initial whiteboard internal plugin "DevTools". Intended for various development-related tasks, e.g. publish a page to the local build directory from within 'forrest run'. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard output plugin "Anakia". Output as the Anakia "xdoc" format. Committed by DC.
  • add Added initial whiteboard output plugin "php" to integrate php calls. Committed by CD.
  • add New skinconf parameter "disable-copyright-footer" (default=false) to not show the copyright notice in html page footer. Committed by DC.
  • add Added ForrestConfModule as the beginning of a new configuration system. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-588.
  • add A "half way" solution to using plugins in place. Note that if you modify your plugin code you will still need to do "ant local-deploy" to see the changes. This patch only ensures that the plugin is installed on the first run. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-388.
  • add Add new site seeding targets and a new business seed target. This allows for interactive creation of seed sites - existing 'forrest seed' behaviour is unchanged which is equivalent to 'forrest seed-sample'. New ones are 'forrest seed-business' and 'forrest seed-basic'. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added new "clean" targets. Doing 'forrest clean-site' will remove the contents of the project's generated documents directory. Doing 'forrest clean-work' will remove the project's work directories (usually build/tmp and build/webapp which include the Cocoon cache and the Cocoon logs). Doing 'forrest clean' will remove both sections. Committed by DC.
  • add Added initial whiteboard internal plugin "NoteTaking". Adds a form to a page that can be used to enter notes relating to the page. Committed by RDG.
  • add Clarify some confusing notes about site/@href in seeds xdocs/site.xml files. Committed by DC.
  • add Finish renaming of files for a-to-b.xsl naming convention. Committed by DG. See Issue FOR-697.
  • add Add a Devs menu to ForrestBar to help with testing intermediate Cocoon pipelines. Committed by CD.
  • add Describe the status messages that are issued by Cocoon CLI during processing of each doc. Committed by DC.
  • add The broken-links file is now copied into to the site root as "broken-links.xml" so that when building with Forrestbot you can easily view it. Committed by RDG.
  • add Reviewed all sitemaps to use locationmap references (lm:). At the same time we changed filenames of core stylesheets to follow a filename convention (e.g. html2document.xsl => html-to-document.xsl) which enables automated locationmap matches. Thanks to the many people who were involved with addressing this issue. See the commit logs associated with FOR-200. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Community. See Issue FOR-200.
  • add Prototype of new xml-based properties system. Projects and plugins can use a forrest.properties.xml file. At this stage, it supplements the existing forrest.properties file. See the projectInfo plugin for an example of its use. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-588.
  • add Add notes about naming convention for locationmap references. Gathered from a ForrestFriday IRC session (thanks to Tim Williams for writing them up). See locationmap docs. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Community. See Issue FOR-200.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "XDoc". Forrest xdoc input to internal XHTML2. Committed by TWW.
  • add Added initial whiteboard internal plugin "xhtml2". Started work on xhtml in the core. Committed by RDG.
  • add Add Cocoon Validation Block. Uses transformers to enable RELAX NG validation and W3C XML Schema validation using Jing and Xerces. See documentation. Committed by DC. Thanks to Pier Fumagalli.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "ecs". Use the responses from Amazon web services (ECS) as input. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin for Lenya integration. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Joachim Breitsprecher. See Issue FOR-660.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin for "Blog". Use an XPathDirectory generator to publish indices of articles. Committed by TWW.
  • add Added the beginnings of a sitemap analysis tool to the whiteboard. Doesn't do much at the moment. Committed by TWW.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin for "Resume". Use input docs in xmlresume format. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard internal plugin for "GoogleSitemap". Access a list of pages in "Google Sitemap" format. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Rasik Pandey. See Issue FOR-597.
  • add Add WTP 0.7 compatability for Eclipse plugin. Clarify installation notes. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Alan Chandler.
  • add Use locationmap's mounting capability to allow selective project location overrides. Committed by TWW.
  • add Add locationmap selector based mounting (and project-based mounting). Committed by TWW.
  • add Add locationmap mounting capability. Committed by TWW.
  • add Added support for actions in the locationmap. Committed by TS.
  • add Plugins can now define their own *.xconf file to add configuration information to cocoon.xconf. Simply place your *.xconf file in PLUGIN_HOME/conf/*.xconf. Note that changes to this configuration file will not take effect until Forrest has been restarted. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard output plugin for "voice". Read a document using a voice enabled browser such as Opera. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Tom HANAX. See Issue FOR-589.
  • add Strip remaining <i18n:text> elements that remain if i18n processing has been disabled. This was causing invalid HTML output. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-592.
  • add Added a shell script to do some steps of the cocoon update process. Still there are some steps that should rather be done by a script, rather than committer interaction. Updated the readme to state that some steps could be done by the script. Diff Committed by TS.
  • add Refactored the view resolver code of the internal.view plugin. Created an action that is doing the same as before the combination of sitemap+xsl.
    Added 2 java classes to package org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.view.acting:
    1.FallbackResolverAction.java
    2.FallbackResolverHelper.java Committed by TS.
  • add Removed project.view-defaultView properties and added project.theme-extension instead. The combination of project.theme-extension and project.theme is equal to project.view-defaultView. Committed by TS.
  • add Added new elements to org.apache.forrest.conf.ForrestConfModule name="defaults":
    view-themes
    theme-ext
    theme
    Committed by TS.
  • add Removed "defaultView" and added new element to org.apache.forrest.conf.ForrestConfModule name="project":
    theme-ext Committed by TS.
  • add normalize-space() the forrest:properties before parsing them to the pipe Committed by TS.
  • add Use sets of symbols as xml entities for character replacement. There is a core set and each project can define a set. For example, use "&myp-t;" to represent the project name together with trademark symbol "My Project Name™". See FAQ. Committed by DC.
  • add Plugins can now define their own *.xconf file to add configuration information to cocoon.xconf. Simply place your *.xconf file in PLUGIN_HOME/conf/*.xconf. Note that changes to this configuration file will not take effect until Forrest has been restarted. Committed by RDG.
  • add New site seeding mechanism. You can now run "forrest seed" as before, or you can run "forrest seed-business". The later will ask a number of questions about the site being seeded (business name, description etc.) and will create a very simple site designed for business. To quickly see the results, i.e. avoid answering the questions, do "forrest seedTestBusiness". More seed sites will be added in the future. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added support for Locationmaps. This enables content to be retrieved from a location that is defined in a locationmap file. A project-based file can be located at PROJECT_HOME/src/documentation/content/locationmap.xml while core locationmaps are at $FORREST_HOME/main/webapp/locationmap-*.xml files.
    The advantage of this is that the URL seen by the user need bear no relation to the location of the source document, thus Forrest can separate the client URL space from the source document URL space. Thus, using the locationmap it is possible to pull together documents from many different locations into a single uniform site.
    In addition, since the user URL space is now unconnected to the source URL space it is possible to move source documents without breaking any existing user links.
    See locationmap docs for more information. Thanks to Unico Hommes for the original locationmap implementation which was added to Forrest long ago. Committed by RDG.
  • fix Handling of document/header/version elements is now re-enabled. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-973.
  • fix Thanks to Gunther Sablon for reporting this issue. Plugins were not being deployed to a Webapp WAR file correctly. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-735.
  • fix Hard coded URLs of versions causing maintenance issues in the generated Plugins Index. Use a parameter instead to construct the URL per version. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-963.
  • fix Fixes problem if contexts were not utilized in status.xml, an incorrect changes document would be generated. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Vadim Gritsenko. See Issue FOR-958.
  • fix With comments & thanks also to Paul Kronenwetter, fixes a bug where duplicate apply-templates was causing duplicate content with span classes. Committed by SNM. Thanks to Vronk Duat. See Issue FOR-704.
  • fix Fix caching problem that made a restart neccessary after making a locationmap resource location change. Committed by TWW. See Issue FOR-732.
  • fix After doing 'forrest clean' then Forrest could not be run without network access, due to not being able to retrieve plugin descriptor files. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-927.
  • fix When using html as source, the "a" elements were not rendered properly if both @href and @name attributes. A side-effect of this fix is that now all other attributes such as @title or @target are copied over. Also removed the automated generation of @id attributes from @name attributes, which can lead to invalid IDs and other confusion. Committed by DC. Thanks to Jim Dixon. See Issue FOR-448.
  • remove Remove xconf support for plugins. Cocoon has moved away from this XConfToolTask xpatch technique. Diff Committed by RDG.
  • update Enhanced the Message of the Day (MOTD) facility to enable specific matches. See skinconf.xml from a "seed" site for configuration details. The @starts-with=true anchors the URI string to the start, otherwise contains. To use it, declare skinconfig-v08-1.dtd in your skinconf.xml file. Committed by DC.
  • update Enabled ForrestBar preferences to specify the port number if 'forrest run' is different from the default 8888. Committed by CD. See Issue FOR-962.
  • update Improved the autogenerated site linkmap.html page. Do not show empty links for group labels. Use a better title and introduction. Use @description if available. Committed by DC.
  • update Rename webapp build target to run-webapp to distinguish the resulting webapp from one suitable for deployment (use the war target for that) and provide a new xconf that is used in the war to ensure plugins can be found in war files Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-735.
  • updateReadding the loading from (default-)forrest.properties which got removed in r430588 when closing FOR-916. Committed by TS. Thanks to Martin Stockhammer. See Issue FOR-924.
  • update Merging the defaults and project modules to the new properties module. You can use it like {properties:forrest.home}, please refer to the update documentation how to change your {defaults:*} {project:*} and {forrest:*}. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-920.
  • update Make forrest.properties.xml (as aggregation of all properties) available via cocoon:// protocol. The last remaining issue was implementing the Iterator getAttributeNames in the ForrestConfModule. To see all available properties add org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.inputModule and request cocoon://module.properties.properties. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-800.
  • update Adding site-wide configuration files. Committed by TS. Thanks to Mathieu Champlon. See Issue FOR-916.
  • update Updated the cocoon.xconf and declared the core components that are needed for flow. This makes it possible to use flow in forrest. Committed by TS. Thanks to David Crossley.
  • update Enabled i18n by default in fresh-site: as the default i18n config now requires an explicit locale specification (using an URL parameter for example), this shouldn't affect people who do not use i18n. Committed by BD.
  • update Completed the de and fr translations of the fresh-site, added fr and de versions of the index page as examples of language switching. Committed by BD.
  • update Moved LocaleAction and LocaleMatcher configurations to main sitemap, and changed I18nTransformer use to take locale info from enclosing LocaleAction everywhere. Committed by BD. See Issue FOR-887.
  • update Updated to Apache-Ant-1.6.5 release, jsch-0.1.28, apache-jakarta-commons-net-1.4.1 Committed by DC.
  • update Use locationmap to resolve i18n catalogues. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Brian Dube. See Issue FOR-690.
  • update Updated xerces to 2.8.0, xml-apis to 1.3.03, log4j to 1.2.13 and ehcache to 1.2. Committed by AG.
  • update Howto-v20 now properly handles a/@class=fork etc. attribute to enable links to open in a new browser window. Committed by DC. Thanks to Steve Masover. See Issue FOR-824.
  • update Fixed inconsistent line-endings in comments of generated html. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-492.
  • update Able to declare additional sources for plugins. Assists with development of private and local project-specific plugins. Committed by CD.
  • update Forrestbot deploy.scp workstage now uses keyfile/passphrase in preference, then fallback to remote password. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-818.
  • update Retrieve i18n catalogue from whatever skins directory is in use. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Torsten Stolpmann. See Issue FOR-806.
  • update Add explanation of processing to the pathutils stylesheet. Committed by FSO.
  • update Enable optional printing of image alt text in PDFs. Committed by RDG.
  • update Update the Forrest plugin for the XMLmind XML Editor at tools/xxe Committed by RDG. Thanks to Sjur N. Moshagen. See Issue FOR-779, FOR-780, FOR-722.
  • update Upgrade our packaged Cocoon to cocoon-2.2.0-dev-r351990 and enhanced the notes about how to upgrade. Committed by DC.
  • update New skinconf parameter "disable-copyright-footer" (default=false) to not show the copyright notice in html page footer. Committed by DC.
  • update Ensure that content exists before forrest starts. Committed by RDG.
  • update Add a new xslt template "add.class" to properly append extra class attributes to note|warning|fixme|code elements to enable extra CSS classification. Diff Committed by JS.
  • update Review and synchronise our Cocoon configuration. Committed by DC.
  • update Reduce some log messages duplication. Tidy up the log configuration file. Add a commented example of adding contextual info to other logs. Committed by DC.
  • update Improve symlink resolution and fix incorrect argument passing in the bin/forrest shell script. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Richard Calmbach. See Issue FOR-771.
  • update Enable use of common character entities in skinconf.xml, e.g. accented characters and trademark symbols. Committed by DC. Thanks to Paul Devine.
  • update Changed handling of table elements with class-attributes in source: Table elements w/o class elements will receive standard Forrest styling like before (cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1" class="ForrestTable") while elements that have class will pass unchanged. Note: To style tables with class elements like before you have to add styling code in the extra-css-section of skinconfig. Committed by FSO.
  • update Fixed problems with disappearing of id-attributes in img-element and several others. Committed by FSO.
  • update Added LocationmapSourceFactory.java. With this it is possible to request locationmap source via lm://my-location which makes it easier to use it without contacting a input module in java and any other files. Diff Committed by TS.
  • update Added variable.helper.xsl to the core, should be enhanced by matching the default.forrest.properties.xml. This xsl will produce all variables we use in skins to the new property system. Moved pathutils.xsl to the core from the skins. Diff Committed by TS.
  • update Added helper stylesheets to locationmap and core stylesheets. generateId.xsl (will generate a unique id) and replaceCharsInString.xsl (will find and replace character in a string) Diff Committed by TS.
  • update Fixed and enhanced the Forrest plugin for the XMLmind XML Editor at tools/xxe Committed by DC. Thanks to Sjur N. Moshagen. See Issue FOR-581, FOR-720.
  • update Updated ForrestBar to be compatible with recent versions of Firefox. Committed by DC. Thanks to Addison Berry. See Issue FOR-180, FOR-716.
  • update Correctly handle w3c-xml-schema rules in SourceTypeAction. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Josias Thoeny. See Issue FOR-710.
  • update Upgrade our packaged Cocoon to cocoon-2.2.0-dev-r279987 and enhanced the notes about how to upgrade. Committed by JJP.
  • updateRemoved the project.theme-dir property by adding it to the lm like suggest by Ross. Diff Committed by TS. Thanks to Ross Gardler.
  • update Changed the 'local forrest' caption to host:port format. Added localhost as option. added structurer xml view to devs. Diff Committed by TS.
  • updateAllowed as well localhost as local address for jetty for the ForrestBar. Diff Committed by TS.
  • update The xml comments from source files were not being generated to the output. Committed by DG. See Issue FOR-555.
  • update Add Cocoon Profiler block. Use this during development to list the various sitemap pipelines and components that are being used, how much time was used by each, whether each component uses the Cocoon cache, and show the actual xml data. See documentation. Thanks to Ron Blaschke for the suggestion. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-572.
  • update The hlink and vlink colors were not set correctly by SkinconfTransformer. Committed by DC. Thanks to Dave Brosius. See Issue FOR-649.
  • update Synchronise the appearance of warning, fixme, and note elements in the pelt skin. Committed by DC. Thanks to Gavin McDonald. See Issue FOR-604.
  • update Enhanced notes about using plugins. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Phillip Evens.
  • update Strip remaining <i18n:text> elements that remain if i18n processing has been disabled. This was causing invalid HTML output. Thanks to assistance from Gavin McDonald. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-592.
  • update Enhanced the initial Eclipse plugin for using Forrest via Eclipse. This work was enabled via a "Google Summer of Code" project. See docs. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Anil Ramnanan.
  • update Added new seed targets seed-basic and seed-sample. That closes FOR-253. Diff Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-253.
  • update Fixed sample sites from the seedTestBusiness FOR-670: forrest seedTestBusiness; forrest site fails resume dtd validation Diff Committed by TS. Thanks to kevin. See Issue FOR-670.

Changes to Documentation

  • add Added document to facilitate upgrading to v0.8 Committed by DC.
  • add New section to explain Locationmap processing and the magic of the naming convention. Committed by DC.
  • add New document to explain Cocoon sitemaps using a specific worked example. Committed by DC.
  • add Added notes to explain the main documentation, as well as documentation and examples in each plugins and documentation and examples in the 'forrest seed-sample' site. Committed by DC.
  • add Added notes about configuring a system-wide XML Catalog Entity Resolver to share local DTDs between multiple projects. Committed by DC.
  • add Added notes about debugging the XML Catalog Entity Resolver for local DTDs. Committed by DC.
  • add Added doc to explain Skins and Dispatcher status. Committed by DC.
  • add Move documentation from text file into howto Release doc and enhance it. Committed by FSO.
  • add Re-arrange documentation menus, added best practice and procedures sections. Committed by FSO.
  • add Add document about project tasks. Committed by DC.
  • add Add initial glossary to explain some Forrest terminology. Committed by DC. Thanks to Gavin McDonald.
  • add Add FAQ about using older versions of specific plugins. Committed by DC.
  • add Link from whiteboard/forrestdoc/README.txt to some past mail discussion to encourage its development. Forrestdoc is a Javadoc-like/Sourcecode/Documentation management system. Committed by DC.
  • add New page for thanks. Committed by DC.
  • add Add FAQ about job postings. Committed by DC.
  • add Add FAQ about Enabling Cocoon Checksum. Committed by DC. Thanks to Paul Kronenwetter. See Issue FOR-778.
  • add Add explanation of Using Cocoon sitemap execution logger. Committed by DC.
  • add Add FAQ #crawler to explain how the Cocoon crawler gathers links. Committed by DC.
  • add Add notes about how to use the Issue Tracker. Committed by DC.
  • addAdded basic instructions to deploy and install the ForrestBar from the source as readme.txtDiff Committed by TS.
  • add We now have a regular 24-hour IRC session once per month. Developers get together. See ForrestFriday. Committed by DC.
  • add Documenting some of the locationmap syntax and naming conventions as comments/examples until it can be done more formally. See 'forrest seed-sample' and locationmap docs. Committed by TWW.
  • add Add an "events" section to our SVN to hold materials for gatherings of developers that have been held outside the mailing list community. Committed by DC.
  • add Add a new document How to do development with Apache Forrest. Provides some tips and procedures for all aspects of using Forrest. Committed by DC.
  • add Added document to explain the process for Becoming an Apache Forrest committer. Committed by DC. Thanks to Addison Berry. See Issue FOR-603.
  • fix Update docs to reflect locationmap naming conventions. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-861.
  • fix Add a HowTo sample document to the fresh-site samples. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Randy Metcalfe. See Issue FOR-959.
  • update Explain how to update the different module calls in custom code. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-920.
  • update Added FAQ to explain the Cocoon Cache and some ways to enhance responsiveness. Inspired by comments from Torsten Stolpmann. Committed by DC.
  • update Enhance the explanation of integrating DocBook sources to also explain how to use Content Aware Pipelines (SourceTypeAction). Committed by DC. Thanks to Brian Dube.
  • update Enhance the FAQ about efficiently generating single documents. Use 'wget' or Ant to retrieve individual files. Committed by DC. Thanks to Jan Materne.
  • update Review and enhance the Release doc. Committed by DC.
  • update Add note about using entity catalogs for DTDs etc. for plugins. Committed by DC.
  • update Improved the explanation of using plugins: how they are declared, what version of a plugin is used, what locations are searched for plugins sources. Committed by CD.
  • update Enhance the FAQ about efficiently generating single documents. Committed by DC. Thanks to Clay Leeds. See Issue FOR-840.
  • update Added lenya.zone site to the dispatcher section in the live sites. Committed by TS.
  • update Update the notes on patch submission. Techniques suggested by Richard Calmbach and Ross Gardler. Committed by DC.
  • update Improved forrestbot docs. Committed by DC. Thanks to Richard Calmbach. See Issue FOR-568.
  • update Enhance the FAQ #single-document about "project.start-uri" to control which files to process. Committed by DC.
  • update Explain how developers can add sites to Example sites. Committed by DC.
  • update Various documentation updates. Committed by DC. Thanks to Richard Calmbach. See Issue FOR-751.
  • update Enhance etc/RELEASE_NOTES.txt Committed by DC.
  • update Add section about using new/experimental features (e.g. Locationmap, Dispatcher) together with plugins. See Howto Build Plugins doc. Committed by RDG.
  • update Add section about managing the plugins descriptors to Howto Build Plugins doc. Committed by DC.
  • update Clarify the FAQ about using raw HTML docs with no decoration. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-666.
  • update Clarify documentation for Forrestbot. Committed by DC. Thanks to Addison Berry. See Issue FOR-568.
  • update Added information about how to debug forrest java classes to the faq Diff Committed by TS.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Antonio Gallardo (AG), Bertrand Delacretaz (BD), Cyriaque Dupoirieux (CD), David Crossley (DC), Diwaker Gupta (DG), Ferdinand Soethe (FSO), Juan Jose Pablos (JJP), Johannes Schaefer (JS), Ross Gardler (RDG), Sjur N Moshagen (SNM), Thorsten Scherler (TS), Tim Williams (TWW).

This is a list of other contributors:
Addison Berry, Alan Chandler, Anil Ramnanan, Brian Dube, Clay Leeds, Community, Dave Brosius, David Crossley, Gavin McDonald, Jan Materne, Jim Dixon, Joachim Breitsprecher, Josias Thoeny, kevin, Martin Stockhammer, Mathieu Champlon, Paul Devine, Paul Kronenwetter, Phillip Evens, Pier Fumagalli, Randy Metcalfe, Rasik Pandey, Richard Calmbach, Ross Gardler, Sjur N. Moshagen, Steve Masover, Tom HANAX, Torsten Stolpmann, Vadim Gritsenko, Vronk Duat.

Version 0.7.1-dev (not released)

See each plugin for its detailed changes.

Changes to the Code Base

  • update Howto-v20 now properly handles a/@class=fork etc. attribute to enable links to open in a new browser window. Committed by DC. Thanks to Steve Masover. See Issue FOR-824.
  • update Forrestbot deploy.scp workstage now uses keyfile/passphrase in preference, then fallback to remote password. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-818.
  • update Changed handling of table elements with class-attributes in source: Table elements w/o class elements will receive standard Forrest styling like before (cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1" class="ForrestTable") while elements that have class will pass unchanged. Note: To style tables with class elements like before you have to add styling code in the extra-css-section of skinconfig. Committed by FSO.
  • update Fixed problems with disappearing of id-attributes in img-element and several others. Committed by FSO.
  • update Added new "clean" targets. Doing 'forrest clean-site' will remove the contents of the project's generated documents directory. Doing 'forrest clean-work' will remove the project's work directories (usually build/tmp and build/webapp which include the Cocoon cache and the Cocoon logs). Doing 'forrest clean' will remove both sections. Committed by DC.

Changes to Documentation

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
David Crossley (DC), Ferdinand Soethe (FSO).

This is a list of other contributors:
Steve Masover.

Version 0.7 (2005-06-23)

See each plugin for its detailed changes.

Changes to Project Administration

  • add Added testing facilities to plugins to facilitate integration testing. Committed by RDG.

Changes to Build

  • fix Changed Ant build property name "version" to "forrest.version" to prevent collisions with other build systems when using the Ant "import" task. Committed by DC.

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "Daisy". Input is content retrieved from a "Daisy CMS repository". Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard output plugin "OpenOffice.org". Output OOo writer files. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard output plugin "Chart". Draw charts using jCharts. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "Database". Uses much of the Cocoon DB block code and is part of a larger experiment to get Cocoon blocks working as Forrest plugins. Committed by RDG.
  • add Plugins are now version controlled. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-528.
  • add Added importance attribute to actions on status.dtd Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-487.
  • add Added org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.listLocations plugin. Use lists of locations maintained in a simple xml format and transform them to documents. Committed by DC.
  • add Added org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.dtdx plugin by moving functionality out of the core. Generates DTD documentation using a custom Cocoon Generator. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-389.
  • add Changed plugin template location to {forrest.plugins.dir}/pluginTemplate in the build.xml of plugins/ and whiteboard/plugins/. That allows to create new plugins in the whiteboard/plugin/ directory. Committed by TS.
  • add Added viewHelper plugin and removed experimental leather plugin. Enhanced the documentation of view/viewHelper. Committed by TS.
  • add Created a new plugin org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.view from the fbits core and removed the fbits plugin. Committed by TS.
  • add Added proxy.host, proxy.port, proxy.user and proxy.password to allow plugin downloads from behind a proxy. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Cyriaque Dupoirieux. See Issue FOR-445.
  • add Added a plugin to handle input documents from Microsoft Excel. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Johannes Schaefer. See Issue FOR-373.
  • add Enabled XInclude in site.xml and tabs.xml Committed by RDG. Thanks to Sjur N. Moshagen. See Issue FOR-417.
  • add Added external plugin POD-input to allow Plain Old Documentation (POD) files to be included in a Forrest site. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Ron Blaschke.
  • add Moved POD output from the common skin to its own plugin. Committed by RFT.
  • add Added a text-output plugin. Committed by RFT. See Issue FOR-125.
  • add Added WYSIWYG editor as a plugin (only works in dynamic webapps). Committed by RDG.
  • add Added photoGallery plugin. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Jörg Werner. See Issue FOR-387.
  • add Added capability to deploy directly to site in SVN using "ant deploy" from within plugin directory. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added to the document-v20 DTD to support "usemap" attribute in img tag. Also added demonstration of client-side imagemap to the "seed site". Committed by DC. Thanks to Tamara Harpster. See Issue FOR-322.
  • add Enable sitemap plugins. Plugins allow Forrest to have functionality added through the addition of small code blocks (plugins). Plugins are downloaded automatically when a site that requires them is built. See Extending Forrest with Plugins. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard output plugin "htmlArea". Output pages that enable editing of the input. Only html at this stage. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard output plugin "rtf". Output documents as RTF. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added initial whiteboard input plugin "logs". Use various logfiles as input. Currently only Java Logging API. Committed by RDG.
  • add The brokenlinks file now contains referer information. Upgraded lib/core/cocoon.jar and added attribute "show-referrers" to the Cocoon cli.xconf Committed by DC. Thanks to Upayavira. See Issue FOR-204.
  • add Add initial PDF plugin Committed by RDG.
  • add Add initial Wiki plugin Committed by RDG.
  • add Add initial Feeder plugin Committed by RDG.
  • fix The "extra-css" from skinconf.xml is now inserted at the very end of the CSS. That enables it to properly override other elements. Committed by DC.
  • fix Fixed a bug with individual "credit image" placement in the pelt skin. If one credit was specified to be in the alternative location, then all credits were placed there. Also added a second alternative location. Committed by DC.
  • fix Generate html/head/meta elements from document-v2. Committed by DC. Thanks to Mark Eggers. See Issue FOR-482, FOR-457.
  • fix Images group.svg and project.svg were rendered with the shadow effect slightly clipped. Needed to add width and height to filter element. Committed by TS. Thanks to Kevin. See Issue FOR-477.
  • fix Fix broken links in Table of Contents when titles contain accented characters. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Cyriaque Dupoirieux. See Issue FOR-345.
  • fix I18n uses org.apache.cocoon.matching.LocaleMatcher instead of i18n transformer. This requires that your source must now be foo.lang.xml instead of foo_lang.xml Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-18.
  • fix Fix various bugs with Lucene search. Committed by DC. Thanks to Florian G. Haas. See Issue FOR-246, FOR-431.
  • fix Fixed quotes in forrest.bat so forrest can be in a directory with spaces. Committed by DB. Thanks to Gary Feldman. See Issue FOR-330.
  • fix LocaleAction changed its API. The "lang" value is "language" now. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-18.
  • fix Ignore directory links for aggregations. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-370.
  • fix Fixed some public identifiers (for DTD-v2.0) which were still pointing to old versions of DTDs. Committed by DC.
  • remove Stopped doing deletion of the cache-dir, so consecutive "forrest site" actions can be cached. Committed by JJP.
  • remove Merge xdocs and raw files in the same directory src/document/content/xdocs Committed by JJP.
  • update Config check for the i8n attribute for i18n transformer so it is used only when necessary. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-18.
  • update Enhanced the Message of the Day (MOTD) facility. See skinconf.xml from a "seed" site for configuration details. Append a small text string after html title. Add text to a panel on the page. Select different messages depending on the URI string pattern. To use it, declare skinconfig-v07-1.dtd in your skinconf.xml file. Committed by DC.
  • update Enable skinconf to specify optional page number format for PDF. Committed by DC. Thanks to Cyriaque Dupoirieux. See Issue FOR-355.
  • update Split plugins.xml between plugins.xml in main plugins dir and whiteboard-plugins.xml in whiteboard/plugins and added relevant docs to plugins index page. Committed by RDG.
  • update Added ability to add page breaks to output. See Page Breaks FAQ Committed by RDG.
  • update * Uses skinconf.xml to determine background and border color for notes, warnings, and fixmes; * Uses skinconf.xml to determine background and border color for table cells (headers and data); * Honors headings type set in skinconf.xml (clean|underlined|boxed) and colors headings accordingly; * Uses skinconf.xml to determine font color for links. In addition, this patch extends the "link" template to also apply to the "fork", "jump", and "a" elements. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Florian G. Haas. See Issue FOR-430.
  • update Reinstate error reporting for broken "site:" and "ext:" links which are due to missing entries in site.xml or typos in site: links. The text "error:" is also prepended. This is a workaround for bug FOR-284 "link rewriting broken when linking to xml source views which contain site: links". This latter issue is handled by the core. However, if your project uses a Cocoon cli.xconf then you will need add the same "exclude" entries. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-284.
  • update Handle FAQs sections and faqs with both howto-v1.* and howto-v2.* docs. Apply proper section numbering. Committed by DC. Thanks to Mark Eggers. See Issue FOR-479.
  • update Added FAQ about "pageBreakBefore" and "pageBreakAfter" class int PDF documents and describe how to enable the page break behaviour in HTML documents. Committed by RDG.
  • update Use "pageBreakBefore" and "pageBreakAfter" class to sections to force a page break in PDF output. Committed by RDG.
  • update Moved status "changes" and "todo" page generation to the org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.projectInfo plugin. Committed by RDG.
  • update Updated nekodtd to 0.1.11 Committed by AG.
  • update Update fop-0.20.5 just with optional jimi support. This fixes the issue building the Apache FOP site. Replace libraries to use the cocoon-2.2.0-dev version. Committed by JJP.
  • updateJava 1.4 is required starting with Forrest-0.7-dev Committed by DC.

Changes to Documentation

  • add Added document to facilitate upgrading to v0.7 Committed by DC.
  • add Removed the leather-dev docs and added the begining of the View plugin docs. Committed by TS.
  • add Added How to customize processing of html source Committed by DC. Thanks to Ferdinand Soethe. See Issue FOR-446.
  • add Added How-To Run Forrest from Maven. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Ian P. Springer. See Issue FOR-369.
  • add Added How-To Build a plugin. Committed by RDG.
  • add Split plugin documentation between user and developer topics. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added HowTo about editing CSS in a WYSIWYG fashion using Mozilla Firefox and its Edit-CSS plugin. Committed by RDG. Thanks to Ferdinand Soethe.
  • add Added custom xml sample and project sitemap to the 'forrest seed site'. Committed by JJP.
  • add Added How to modify the color of generated corner images. Committed by DC. Thanks to Stephan E. Schlierf. See Issue FOR-351.
  • add Added links to example websites to demonstrate each available default skin. Committed by DC.
  • update Rewrote example of raw content in fresh-site to correctly document the behaviour in 0.7. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-470.
  • update Removed ihtml example from fresh-site and replaced with an example of embedded HTML. The use of ihtml is now deprecated in favour of embedded HTML. Committed by RDG.
  • update Allow the serving of raw SVG files to allow clients to render locally. Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-185.
  • update Plugin docs are now upated automatically when a plugin is deployed. Alternatively you can update the docs independantly by running the deploy-docs target in the plugin directory. Committed by RDG.
  • update Removed old versions of pre-release plugins following renaming to the convention defined in Plugin Infrastructure. Committed by DC.
  • update Added FAQ to explain character encoding for certain languages. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Joao Ferreira. See Issue FOR-305.
  • update Updated How-To: How to create a PDF document for each tab to create subject-specific aggregated documents. Committed by TS.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Antonio Gallardo (AG), Dave Brondsema (DB), David Crossley (DC), Juan Jose Pablos (JJP), Ross Gardler (RDG), Rick Tessner (RFT), Thorsten Scherler (TS).

This is a list of other contributors:
Cyriaque Dupoirieux, Ferdinand Soethe, Florian G. Haas, Gary Feldman, Ian P. Springer, Joao Ferreira, Johannes Schaefer, Jörg Werner, Kevin, Mark Eggers, Ron Blaschke, Sjur N. Moshagen, Stephan E. Schlierf, Tamara Harpster, Upayavira.

Version 0.6 (2004-10-15)

Changes to Project Administration

  • update Moved forrestbot2 from scratchpad into main. Uses ant 1.6's 'import' task instead of XSLT/ant. Webapp completely rewritten to use JSTL, Struts, Java utility classes, and OpenSymphony's OSUser for flexible authentication. Committed by DB.

Changes to Build

  • add New 'clean-dist' target for build.xml, which is now the default target. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-108.
  • fix The 'validate-site' build target will validate the intermediate xdocs. Committed by JJP.
  • update Support running Forrest on Win9x. Committed by DB. Thanks to Pierrick Brihaye. See Issue FOR-113.
  • update Don't copy unneeded project files in 'war' and 'webapp' targets. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-207.
  • update Add more descriptions to forrest targets. Highlight the most common ones. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-216.

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Added initial whiteboard internal plugin "IMSManifest". Alternative navigation method. Generates menu links from IMS Manifests (Learning Objects). Committed by RDG.
  • add getMenu.js - fixes a path issue and the double click behaviour of pelt. Committed by TS.
  • add Explained the usage of the extra-css element in skinconf.xml of the fresh site. Committed by TS.
  • add Initial Chaperon grammar for minimal MoinMoin Wiki to Forrest xdocs transformation. Source documents use the *.moinwiki filename extension. Committed by DC. Thanks to Fabio Rinaldi. See Issue FOR-268.
  • add Requesting linkmap.html Forrest now renders the site.xml file as a table of contents. Committed by NKB.
  • add Now the *.ihtml and *.cwiki extensions are deprecated. To get the same functionality it is recommended to switch to *.html and *.jspwiki. With this it's now possible to have a site in simple html, edited with any html editor. The *.jspwiki extension was put to make it clear what the format is about. Committed by NKB.
  • add New project sitemap extension mechanism. Now it is possible to add a project sitemap that plugs into the processing at the beginning. If the requested url is resolved by it, it will serve the file directly. If the requested url with the extension changed to xml is matched, then Forrest will use that result as the intermediate format and render it. This will enable project-specific sitemaps to not collide with future Forrest updates. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added configuration for XMLMind XML Editor to scratchpad. Originally from splike.com Committed by DB.
  • add Automatically add some meta elements to head of html (Generator name, Forrest version, skin name) Committed by DC.
  • add Optional feedback link for the footer of all skins. Committed by DC.
  • add New output format for POD (the Perl community's Plain Old Documentation) triggered using the .pod filename extension. Initial work, needs enhancement. See forrest-dev discussion Committed by DC. Thanks to Rick Tessner.
  • add Eclipse plugin code added to scratchpad (donated by Burrokeet). Initial work, needs enhancement. Committed by RDG.
  • add Added forrestbot deploy.svn implmentation. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-219.
  • add The new "pelt" skin (uses CSS and div). See notes about Default skins. Committed by TS. See Issue FOR-182.
  • add In skinconfig, add box-location attribute to search element. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-142.
  • add Locationmap modules added. Not in use yet. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Unico Hommes.
  • add Forrestdoc code added to scratchpad; previously was Jakarta Alexandria Committed by NKB.
  • add Add <copyright-link> element to skinconf Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-120.
  • add New stylesheet to import the original cocoon.xconf file Committed by JJP.
  • add Move context targets from forrest.build.xml to targets/context Use skinconf DTD. Use xmlvalidate for skinconf. Create upgradeskinconf.xsl for old skinconf.xml files Committed by JJP.
  • add The language alternative div displays language in your own language. Committed by JJP.
  • add Docbook support for refentry element and it's children. Generally used for man pages. Committed by DB.
  • add Do not create ToC unless it has been defined on the skinconf. Change level attribute to max-depth attribute. Add a min-sections attribute to define a minimun number of sections before create a toc. Committed by JJP.
  • add Add Language alternatives div. To test it: i18n-foo.html Committed by JJP.
  • add Page size and orientation for pdf. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Florian G. Haas. See Issue FOR-112.
  • add Added SkinconfTransformer, that augments the skinconf.xml by adding these attributes to colors if not present: @highlight, @lowlight, @font, @link, @vlink, @hlink. Committed by NKB.
  • add Now skins can get a stab at enhancing skinconf.xml, by placing a skinconf.xsl file in the skin directory. By default some values are added by the common skin, like default Forrest colors. Committed by NKB.
  • add Add support for Openoffice Writer 1.1 files. Committed by RP.
  • add Fixes to the krysalis skin to bring it up to snuff. Added lateral search bar. Added credits section. Use automatically skinnable borders Fix code font size. Other small enhancements. Committed by NKB.
  • add New "extra-css" tag in skinconf can contain css that is injected in forrest.css, added in the skins by default. Committed by NKB.
  • add New section in skinconf about colors used by the site. Enabled for krysalis-site and tigris-style. If a needed color is not specified, the default one is used. Committed by NKB.
  • add Now skin resources can be generated from skinconf.xml from xslt. For example '/myskin/css/my.css.xslt' is used by forrest on 'skinconf.xml' to get 'my.css' Committed by NKB.
  • add It is now possible to have two levels of tabs. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Ross Gardler. See Issue FOR-98.
  • add External links are now identified by a small trailing icon. The icon can be overridden by the skin and the behaviour can be disabled in skinconf.xml. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added new 'tigris' skin, by using exactly the same skin version 1.1. from the project Style at http://style.tigris.org/. This will completely replace the avalon-tigris skin in subsequent versions. The avalon-tigris skin is to be considered deprecated and no longer developed. Committed by NKB.
  • add Properties from ${user.home}/forrest.properties are loaded, after the project's forrest.properties and before the default-forrest.properties are. Committed by DB.
  • add New file format: '.aart'. These are text files that are converted automatically be Cocoon in SVG, if requested with a '.png' extension. Committed by NKB.
  • add Now images are generated from the xdocs content dir as if they were in the resources/images dir. The latter will be phased out. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added a new property to forrest.properties (project.raw-content-dir=${project.content-dir}/content) to define where raw files are to be served from. Also removed the internal property real-content.dir that was used internally for this and replaced it with a raw-content.dir property. Committed by NKB.
  • add Patch facility to be used by any contributor (From Ant's project). To use it run "build.[sh|bat] patch". Committed by JJP. Thanks to Jan Materne.
  • add Skins can now be packaged, downloaded and automatically installed. See documentation. Committed by NKB.
  • add First I18n integration for menus in forrest. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-9.
  • add Integrate Lucene on Forrest. Check the bug report for more info. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Ramón Prades. See Issue FOR-9.
  • add Added XSP support. For old sitemap.xmap add this tag: <map:generator name="serverpages" src="org.apache.cocoon.generation.ServerPagesGenerator"/> Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-56.
  • fix Proper positioning of icon/links for PDF, XML, POD, Print content options on pelt skin. Committed by DC. Thanks to Arturo Vazquez.
  • fix Allow forrest to run in a project directory with a space in the name. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-267.
  • fix Fixed the domain bug of the searchbox in pelt. Committed by TS.
  • fix Fixed the menu in pelt by adding getMenu.js and changing the site2xhtml.xsl. Now the chapter image will get expand again. Committed by TS.
  • fix Relative URIs with absolute paths were broken in the site.xml linking mechanism. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-268.
  • fix Re-write the Chaperon grammar for JSPWiki to address ambiguity with paragraphs and sub-sections. Committed by DC. Thanks to Fabio Rinaldi.
  • fix JCS log messages go through cocoon instead of to stdout. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-214.
  • fix Generate proper html for figures in simplified docbook. Committed by DB. Thanks to Johannes Schaefer. See Issue FOR-226.
  • fix PDF pages receive skinconf properly (through the skinconf pipeline). Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-138.
  • fix FAQ page does not need to provide it's own extra index. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-154.
  • fix Brokenlinks file is now generated in project.home rather than forrest.home Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-165.
  • fix Add missing xdocs from the validate.exclude property. Allowing to exclude files. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-130.
  • fix Improved resolving image references in PDFs. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-114.
  • fix Now CSS files are parsed internally, so that the urls are included in the static site generation. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Lucene-index target works. If search@provider="lucene" is set create a search index. Build site and run targets as per project directory instead of forrest.home. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Moved all references to //skinconfig out of the document2html.xsl into the site2xhtml.xsl file. * Rationalized the Table of Contents stuff by creating a "toc" mode in the common/xslt/html/document2html.xsl. That is then used to generate the per-page ToC and the ToC attached to the menu. * Removed extraneous default xsl matchers on the non-common document2html and site2xhtml XSLs. This allows matches defined in the imported transformation sheets to match (imported sheets have lower precedence). * Defined a couple of <div id="..."> place holder tags used by the document2html. Those are then skinned by the site2xhtml sheets. * Note: If you have your own skins that were referencing "$config" or "//skinconfig" in the document2html.xsl then you need to make similar changes. * For more information see the FOR-146 issue report. Committed by DC. Thanks to Rick Tessner. See Issue FOR-146.
  • fix Remove misleading error message. Reported a cocoon bug #28939 Committed by JJP.
  • fix skinconf was being ignored for the svg and fo formats. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-139.
  • fix "Warning" was mistakenly labeled as "Note" in PDF. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Nick Chalko. See Issue FOR-136.
  • fix site2book.xsl handle all menu-item and menu attributes Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-69.
  • fix Proper table around 'graphic' in simplified docbook. Committed by DB. Thanks to Rob Exley. See Issue FOR-115.
  • fix Replace document() function to get skinconf values and use "//skinconfig". Fix order so it can validate skinconf. Use <search/> instead of <disable-search/> <disable-lucene/> <searchsite-domain/> <searchsite-name/>. Fix skinconf.xsl so it produces a proper skinconf Committed by JJP.
  • fix Updated jetty to 4.2.19 Committed by AG.
  • fix Update scripts and config files to allow upgrade to cocoon 2.1.5-dev Committed by JJP.
  • fix Stop overwriting skinconf and cocoon.xconf on webapp target. Libs were not copied on the webapp target. Committed by JJP.
  • fix ToC element is optional on skinconf. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Allow a full url image to be included on a pdf file. Use only tmp as the temporary directory. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Split build file in various parts (webapp,war,validate,site) Committed by JJP.
  • fix Move ant + Jetty under tools on the build target Committed by JJP.
  • fix Wrong directory being used for wiki grammars. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Now skins that are edited in place have their non-traversable resources also copied for static rendering. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Ross Gardler. See Issue FOR-87, FOR-88.
  • fix DHTML menus in Krysalis skin now work on all levels. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Ross Gardler. See Issue FOR-86.
  • fix Wrong default value for translations directory. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Fixed the handling of images and resources in the resources.xmap pipeline, to cater for the new system that does not copy docs prior to rendering. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed bug in the autodownload support for skins that was preventing custom skins in the project source dir from working. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Sebastian Bergmann.
  • fix Added default translation for menu on fresh-site so it is used when the user locale can not be found. Synchronized some I18n labels after a modification on fresh-site. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Patched directory2book.xsl to be able to serve raw documents from the side menu (e.g. pdf); previously it always generated .html links. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Eric BURGHARD.
  • remove Skins "forrest-css" and "avalon-tigris" are deleted. The "tigris-style" is renamed to "tigris". Aliases set in place for backward-compatibility. The old "forrest-site" and "krysalis-site" skins are retained for a little while longer, but are deprecated, so please move to one of the other skins. See notes about Default skins. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-181.
  • remove Remove 'template' skin; better to base a new skin on an existing one. Committed by DB.
  • remove Clean up first Lucene search implementation in Forrest. Committed by JJP.
  • remove The .ehtml files have been deprecated. Use .ihtml instead. Future html input support will be based on this discussion. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-131.
  • remove Revert the changes to access skinconf using "skinconf//" done on r10259 Committed by JJP.
  • remove Forrest-targets with ant proxy is obsolete; use forrestbot now. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-140.
  • update Updated commons-collections to 3.1, commons-logging to 1.0.4, jcs to 1.1-dev.20040811, lucene to 1.4.1 Committed by AG.
  • update Enable email address obfuscation to be configurable using the obfuscate-mail-value option in skinconf.xml Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-122.
  • update Enhance the document2pod functionality to handle many other elements and enable the link to this format to be configured via skinconf. See the issue report for some notes. Committed by DC. Thanks to Rick Tessner. See Issue FOR-240.
  • update Updated Ant 1.6.2. Committed by AG.
  • update Have @class attribute in DTD for every element, which enables the "extra-css" section in the skinconf to be put to good use. Updated all v1.2 DTDs to become v1.3 DTDs (forward compatibility: v1.2 docs will work fine as V1.3). Updated the v2.0a DTDs to become v2.0 DTDs (forward incompatibility: v1.2/1.3 docs are not forward-compatible as V2.0). Added demo of extra-css to the seed site and updated some sample docs to use new v1.3 DTDs. See the samples and reference docs. See the issue report for full list of changes. Committed by DC. Thanks to Rick Tessner. See Issue FOR-174.
  • update Projects can use a local CatalogManager.properties to declare additional Catalogs for DTDs and other entities. Committed by DC.
  • update Improve look of PDF pages. Committed by DB.
  • update Fix relative links and image references in aggregate pages. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-148.
  • update Worked search functionality into all skins. Fixed query parameters for Google site search. Lateral search box was incompatible with new skinconf.xml format. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Florian G. Haas. See Issue FOR-9.
  • update Upgrade to cocoon 2.1.5 Committed by JJP.
  • update Removed author and cvs-id tags from code and xdocs. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-123.
  • update Repack Jetty without JSP support. Now we can remove org.apache.jasper.jar Committed by JJP.
  • update Forrest does not copy anything around anymore. The only step to make it work is to have java compile the forrest jar; all other resources are used in their original location. Committed by NKB.
  • update Jetty jar was mistakenly compiled for jdk 1.4 - now re-compiled for jdk 1.3 Committed by JJP.
  • update 'build patch' command updated for SVN. Committed by DB. See Issue FOR-137.
  • update Completely rewritten Lucene-based index and search functionality. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Florian G. Haas. See Issue FOR-9.
  • update Converted repository from CVS to SVN. Committed by DB. Thanks to Apache Infrastructure.
  • update Upgrade to batik 1.5.1 Committed by JJP.
  • update Add i18n to single file content. Committed by JJP.
  • update Updated Ant 1.6.1 Committed by AG.
  • update Add i18n to tabs. Committed by JJP.
  • update Putting a jettyconf.xml file in your document directory will override the one supplied in the default Forrest context. Also no longer copies jettyconf.xml to build dir (one more file closer to no copying ;-)) Committed by RDG.
  • update Support multiple skin descriptor files via the forrest.skins.descriptors property Committed by DB.
  • update Libraries are not copied anymore in the servlet context of the dist and of the project being built; they are added instead to the classpath of jetty for the 'run' target and of the Cocoon CLI for the default 'site' target. Committed by NKB.
  • update Upgrade to Jing 20030619. Committed by JJP.
  • update Validation is now "dynamic", by setting the parser feature "http://apache.org/xml/features/validation/dynamic". This means that documents with DTD are fully validated, while documents without DTD are just checked for well-formedness. Committed by NKB.
  • update Removed xml2xhtml.xsl import in profile2page.xsl that was not used (file not present). Committed by RDG. Thanks to Juan Jose Pablos. See Issue FOR-59.
  • update New build target to build a webapp that can be distributed. "war" target depends on "code" which will produce an deployable webapp, "run" target depends on "webapp-local" which leaves many files in the project directory to ease editing (e.g. src, resources and skins) Committed by RDG. See Issue FOR-98.
  • update Upgrade to cocoon 2.1.3 nekodtd 0.1.9 remove excalibur-concurrent-20020820.jar remove excalibur-cli-1.0.jar remove excalibur-datasource-vm12-20021121.jar remove jakarta-oro-2.0.6.jar Committed by JJP.
  • update Instead of forrest-targets.ent with Ant 1.6 Forrest can now also be used with the new import facility: <import file="forrest-targets.xml"/> Committed by NKB.
  • update Automatic generation of borders from skin colors and naming convention. Rounded and straight 45 degrees corners supplied. For example, to generate a 'r'ounded corner for 't'op 'l'eft the size of '5' pixels of background 'header', foreground 'tab-selected' and border of 'tab-unselected' I can just ask for: /skin/images/rc-t-l-5-1header-2tab-selected-3-tab-unselected.png Committed by NKB.
  • update Removed all validation includes and excludes from the fresh site, except the most basic one. This means that the feature is to be considered deprecated. Committed by NKB.
  • update Updated Ant 1.6.0 Committed by AG.
  • update Refactored forrestbot to organize workstages and their implementations. Properties named by workstage and implementation for clarity and to prevent conflicts. Committed by DB.
  • update The 'clean-site' target appears in 'forrest -projecthelp'. Deletes temp, webapp, and brokenlinks files too. Committed by DB.
  • update Updated and separated in their directory all the resources needed by Chaperon, and make the pipeline generate the xml grammar versions if unavailable. This fixes some wiki rendering bugs and makes sections follow the correct level nesting. Committed by NKB.
  • update Now also all forrest /resources are editable in forrest.home and translations in their source space. Committed by NKB.
  • update Skins are now editable directly in FORREST_HOME. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Ross Gardler. See Issue FOR-85.
  • update Updated Entity Resolver from pre-release to official xml-commons-resolver-1.1 release. Committed by DC.
  • update Updated Jetty to 4.2.14 Committed by JJP.
  • update Removed the deprecated Ant @tag@ substitution method for skins to reduce copying further. Committed by NKB.
  • update All resources in skins/common/images|scripts are used if the corresponding resource is not found in the skin being used. Moved under these dirs the images and the scripts that were placed by default under resources/images or copied in each skin, and added a temporary sitemap rule to route the request of the images to the new location. Committed by NKB.
  • update Moved the images of fresh-site to the src/content/xdocs directory, for the new layout that has been decided on forrest-dev. Committed by NKB.
  • update Major update to inner working of the krysalis-site skin: - removed all use of the spacer.gif image - replaced all visual enhancement icons with css icons - fixed CSS and html validation - reduced final output size, - removed all font tag usage in favor of css - added aural (speech) style in css - reduced usage of nested tables - refactored main xhtml stylesheet to be more clear and maintainable - refactored css to have a single small place where to define the skin colors - changed icons to original icons (made by me and not gotten from elsewhere) - removed unused icons. - made location of minitoc configurable as "page", "menu", or "both" Committed by NKB.
  • update Removed duplicated copying of files during the creation of the distro. Now the command-line context dir is like the webapp context dir. This reduces Forrest build time from 53 to 19 seconds on my system. Committed by NKB.
  • update Added support for docbook version 4.1.2. Allows importing files from various editors (Open office, Abiword). Committed by JJP.
  • update Added German Translation for menu in fresh-site example seed. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Jan Materne.
  • update Added creation of TOC support on PDF files. Improved so it uses value from skinconfig.xml. Improve algoritm to define font size for section/subsection/... Committed by JJP. Thanks to Eric Burghard.
  • update In the generated "changes" document, add "version_" to section@id as required by document-v12. Sort action types order to "add","remove","update","fix". Committed by JJP.

Changes to Documentation

  • add Added a How-To: Generate an ASF mirrors page using interactive web form using ihtml to include additional html form elements. Committed by DC.
  • add Added a How-To: How to create a PDF document for each tab to create subject-specific aggregated documents. Committed by TS. Thanks to Stephan E. Schlierf. See Issue FOR-218.
  • add Created the How-To section of the documentation. Continue Dianna Shannon's good work with designing the DTDs, concepts, and documentation effort at Cocoon. Committed by DC.
  • add Added a mechanism to enable impoverished XML tools that do not use the Catalog Entity Resolver to fetch the DTDs direct from the website. See notes for "Upgrading to v0.6". Please help to upgrade our /dtd/.htaccess file (see issue FOR-107) and please help to address the SVN Issue 1233. Committed by DC. See Issue FOR-107.
  • add Added new documentation about Searching Forrest-built documentation which describes both Lucene and Google search. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Florian G. Haas. See Issue FOR-9.
  • add Information about the new forrest-user mail list. Committed by JJP.
  • add Began documentation for new forrestbot; moved stable forrestbot docs Committed by DB.
  • fix Replace URLs in all docs to be http://forrest.apache.org/ Committed by JJP.
  • update Forrest is now a top-level Apache project. The new website is at http://forrest.apache.org/ Committed by DC.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Antonio Gallardo (AG), Dave Brondsema (DB), David Crossley (DC), Juan Jose Pablos (JJP), Nicola Ken Barozzi (NKB), Ross Gardler (RDG), Reinhard Pötz (RP), Thorsten Scherler (TS).

This is a list of other contributors:
Apache Infrastructure, Arturo Vazquez, Eric Burghard, Eric BURGHARD, Fabio Rinaldi, Florian G. Haas, Jan Materne, Johannes Schaefer, Juan Jose Pablos, Nick Chalko, Pierrick Brihaye, Ramón Prades, Rick Tessner, Rob Exley, Ross Gardler, Sebastian Bergmann, Stephan E. Schlierf, Unico Hommes.

Version 0.5.1 (2003-10-06)

Changes to Build

  • fix forrest.antproxy.xml script now properly fails when Cocoon fails Committed by JT.

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Added obfuscate-mail-links skinconf.xml option, on by default. Committed by JT. See Issue FOR-67.
  • fix Upgrade to Cocoon 2.1.2, which fixes a bug that caused some pages in a site not to be rendered from the command-line, and has some cosmetic improvements. Committed by JT. See Issue FOR-66, FOR-62.
  • fix In skinconf.xml, made project-description optional to keep compatibility with 0.4. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fix forrest-site tables bug that broke Opera Committed by JT. See Issue FOR-65.
  • fix Fixed URLs for comma-separated bug keys in status.xml Committed by JT.
  • fix Fix bugs in forrest.bat|sh scripts encountered when used in odd environments (perl and Win9x). Committed by JT. See Issue FOR-47, FOR-48.
  • fix The 'forrest' command no longer sources /etc/antrc and ~/.antrc, which solves problems on some *nix distributions. Committed by JT.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Jeff Turner (JT).

Version 0.5 (2003-09-13)

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Added @label support for note and warning elements. Committed by SN.
  • add Added ability to have version-specific overridden sitemaps. For example, src/documentation/sitemap-0.5.xmap will be used by Forrest 0.5 in preference to any others present in the same directory. This means a site with overridden sitemaps can build with Cocoon versions expecting different sitemap formats. Committed by JT.
  • add Comma separated bugs have a link to bugzilla systems. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Joerg Heinicke.
  • add Now the Krysalis skin has javascript-collapsable menus. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added a text2document.xsl stylesheet. Convert to unix format so it stop EOL character. Simplify so it does not use chaperon format. format. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Dave Brondsema.
  • add Added alternative menu/tab selection algorithm, that uses tab attributes in site.xml instead of relying on physical site structure (directories). Committed by JT.
  • add Added a forrest.maxmemory property specifying the maximum amount of memory allocated to the JVM. Useful for rendering large PDFs. Added forrest.jvmargs property for other JVM options. Committed by JT.
  • add On krysalis skin: users can select font size, reworked left-bar inclusion of page section titles, made them only one level deep, moved buttons after the left navbar, added publish date on top right navbar. For both Forrest and krysalis skins, added single background pixel line below unselected tabs and made selected tab more prominent. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added XInclude capability to the documents. Remember to disable validations for files with xincludes as the xinclude is not performed during validation. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added DocBook 4.2 and simplified DocBook 1.0 to the schemas and to the validation catalogue. Added Docbook and simplified Docbook rendering capability for documents. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException caused by catalog DTD HTTP lookup. The build had an extra and older resolver.jar Committed by DC.
  • fix Fix character return on line feed for fresh-site on the zip distribution Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-31.
  • fix New property "bugtracking-url" to allow a bug tracking systems other than bugzilla. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Added a "forrest clean" task that removes the project build directory. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Eirik Bjørsnøs.
  • fix Support for version, type and notice on html format. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Eirik Bjørsnøs.
  • fix Style information on the common skin. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-34.
  • fix build directory created in wrong directories. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Ross Gardler. See Issue FOR-46.
  • fix On fresh-site: Synchronize size for group and project logo. Added description on site.xml elements so it displays tooltip. Committed by JJP.
  • fix Remove errors for fopx:bookmarks element. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-43.
  • fix Allow images to scale on pdf output. Committed by JJP. Thanks to J.Pietschmann.
  • fix Docbook table header is shifted one column. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Ringo de Smet.
  • fix ihtml now works again. Had to add a jtidy configuration that prevented it to output tidies html to the pipeline, thus making the stylesheet unusable. Also had to fix the sitemap schema. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Cleanup maps:components definitions on sub-maps. Remove indent attr from the xsl:output as it is define on serializer. Move xsl:output for *2document.xsl to "xml-document" serializer. Committed by JJP.
  • fix abstract element was ignored for html output. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Eirik Bjørsnøs. See Issue FOR-51.
  • fix Unescape strings, so they display properly on the trail for all skins. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Ramón Prades.
  • fix Use sync task to clean the tmp directory for xdocs. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Dave Brondsema. See Issue FOR-49.
  • fix Stopped the rewriting of extensions. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed bug that showed the krysalis-site skin in IE browsers from a remote site to start with a font size of 100. Also made the font size script kick in at the start of the page rendering, as before it resized only after all the page was loaded, which was not nice to say the least. Committed by NKB.
  • fix In PDFs, section titles are no longer numbered/reduced in size indefinitely. Committed by JT.
  • fix Make FAQ 'Questions' section more legible, and avoid duplicate numbering in FAQ PDF. Committed by JT.
  • fix Links to subdirectories no longer blow up the command-line rendering. Committed by JT.
  • fix Enable link rewriting for *.ehtml files. Committed by JT.
  • fix Enable link rewriting for images and figures (@src attribute). Committed by JT.
  • fix Get breadcrumbs working in Mac IE 5, and don't capitalize the first letter of each link in the forrest-site skin. Committed by JT. Thanks to Stefan Bodewig.
  • fix Fixed bug where absolute paths to images were created in the build/site directory. Committed by JT.
  • fix Get the Wiki syntax support working again. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed rendering of images in PDF for images not located in the resources/images dir. Committed by SN.
  • fix Add automatic (doctype-triggered) handling of todo and changes XML files, regardless of file name or location in the directory tree. The root changes.html and todo.html files are still generated from status.xml. Committed by JT.
  • fix In skins/common/xslt/html/tab2menu.xsl, renamed template 'unselected-tab-href' to 'calculate-tab-href', potentially breaking 3rd party skins. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fix menu bug where links with #fragment identifiers wouldn't display. Committed by JT.
  • fix Get images in PDFs working with FOP 0.20.x. This requires the user to download jimi.jar from Sun and place it in the lib/core (src distro) or WEB-INF/lib (binary distro) directory. Committed by JT.
  • fix On krysalis skin: fixed print css, also using text instead of logos and adding the footer, and changed link colors to blues and red for active links. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/servlet/ServletInputStream error. Committed by JT. Thanks to Juan Jose Pablos.
  • fix Allow users to determine which URLs Forrest should ignore, by overriding stylesheets/filterlinks.xsl (and other stylesheets in that directory). Committed by JT.
  • fix Docbook stylesheet improvements. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fix a bug with forrest.antproxy.xml introduced in 0.4, which caused unresolved '${project.home}' variables. Committed by JT.
  • update In the forrest-site skin and derivatives, display the author and version at the bottom of the page, as krysalis-site does. Also added parsing for CVS Revision tags, so <version>$Revision: 1.288 $</version> can be used. Committed by JT.
  • update Added email template for html content in common skin. Committed by JJP. Thanks to Dave Brondsema.
  • update Add description to {group, project} logo. Committed by JJP. See Issue FOR-23.
  • update Switched off skinconf.rnc validation to promote better forwards-compat. Committed by JT.
  • update Upgraded to Cocoon 30/08/2003, now with ability to exclude URLs from being processed, in cli.xconf. Committed by JT.
  • update Add "title" attribute to menu item links using the "description" attribute from entries in site.xml or book.xml Committed by DC. Thanks to Ralf Hauser. See Issue FOR-20.
  • update The generated Tables of Contents can be configured to show a certain number of section levels. Default is two levels. Level 0 means show no ToC at all. See the fresh-site skinconf.xml for example usage. Committed by DC. Thanks to Ramón Prades.
  • update New 'expand-dtd' target for generating monolithic DTDs suitable for use in catalog-ignorant XML editors such as IDEA. Committed by JT.
  • update site.xml changes now picked up without requiring a reload of the webapp. Committed by JT.
  • update Updated to Cocoon 20/7/03, and use the new command-line (cli.xconf), which makes Forrest static rendering more than twice as fast as before. Committed by JT.
  • update New Icons. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Frederic Robesyn.
  • update Updated Cocoon to -D "2003/06/22 12:00". This fixes a bug where files with unknown extensions were written with 'null' appended to their filename. Committed by JT.
  • update Allow any sort of content inside resources/, which will be made available to the sitemap but not automatically copied to the generated site output. Committed by JT.
  • update Add a flag for email obfuscation, and turn it off by default. Committed by JT.
  • update Upgraded FOP from 0.20.4 to 0.20.5. Committed by JT.
  • update Upgraded Cocoon to M2. Committed by JT.
  • update The 'backcopy' command will now copy all types of custom content (*.xmap, skinconf.xml, xdocs, images, stylesheets, DTDs). Committed by JT.
  • update Add a @indexfile attribute to tabs.xml, so that the user can specify which file the tab links to. Committed by JT.
  • update Add <elaborate> to the FAQ <question> element, which lets one provide some background (elaboration) in the FAQ body without cluttering the FAQ list. Committed by JT.
  • update Allow plain text (instead of just block-level elements) in the FAQ's <answer> element. Committed by JT.
  • update Created new document-v12 DTD module, containing all DTD improvements made since 0.4 was released, and use it to define new v12 versions of all DTDs (document, howto, faq, etc). The doc-v12 DTD removes many restrictions in the DTD that were found to be unnecessary, and is closer to the HTML content model. A list of changes can be found in the doc-v12 sample page. Committed by JT.
  • update On the ForrestBar, added a community menu, made 'AskSam' a resources submenu, moved the search part to the right. Committed by NKB.
  • update On krysalis skin: fixed left navigation bar icons and sizing using divs instead of list elements, made all links underlined, added space to the bottom of the page text, and changed font increase-decrease links to buttons. Committed by NKB.
  • update Enabled multiple output links on each page (print - pdf - xml) They can be enabled by adding the relative disable-*-link elements and setting them to false. Committed by NKB.
  • update Upgraded to 2003-03-11 version of Cocoon Committed by JT.
  • update ForrestBar is now Phoenix compatible. Committed by NKB.
  • update Added links for both possible local forrests (port 8080 and 8888), and make them configurable in properties.xml. Thanks to Mark Vovsi for pointing it out. Committed by NKB.
  • update Refactored the "transform-to-document" sitemap resource to do the the xinclude, linkrewriter, and idgen steps. Committed by NKB.

Changes to Documentation

  • add Added new document to facilitate upgrading to v0.5 Committed by JT.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
David Crossley (DC), Juan Jose Pablos (JJP), Jeff Turner (JT), Nicola Ken Barozzi (NKB), Steven Noels (SN).

This is a list of other contributors:
Dave Brondsema, Eirik Bjørsnøs, Frederic Robesyn, J.Pietschmann, Joerg Heinicke, Juan Jose Pablos, Ralf Hauser, Ramón Prades, Ringo de Smet, Ross Gardler, Stefan Bodewig.

Version 0.4 (2003-02-12)

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Added a minimal template skin. Committed by JT.
  • fix Use meaningful fragment identifiers in krysalis-skin. Committed by JT.
  • fix Correctly ignore @role='pdf' credits in HTML Committed by JT.
  • fix krysalis-site skin now works better with multi-level menus. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Normalize space in acronym titles. Committed by JT.
  • fix Make the forrestbot shell script work under Cygwin. Committed by MP.
  • fix Got skins working in the forrestbot. Committed by JT.
  • fix The problem with starting a new forked JVM is that all properties get lost. This makes it able to use one forrest.properties for all multiple projects, and just create the docs from there. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Berin Loritsch.
  • fix The menu is now limited to only pages in the current subdirectory and below. Committed by JT. Thanks to Bernhard Brandmair.
  • fix Added the cwiki stylesheets that were missing and an example in the fresh site seed. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Cathy Zura.
  • fix Correctly serve swf files. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fix site: and ext: rewriting in book.xml, ihtml, ehtml and cwiki files in subdirectories. Committed by JT.
  • update Added the CSS validation logo, fixed all skins' CSS to validate, minor fixes due to the switch to full HTML-loose DTD. Committed by NKB.
  • update Make the forrest-site and krysalis-site skins more printer friendly by using CSS media type to hide navigations. the avalon-tigris skin already works well, the forrest-site one still needs tweaking. Committed by NKB.
  • update Use full loose DTD specification for html pages. This also makes the avalon-tigris skin show the same in Mozilla and IE. Committed by NKB.
  • update Switched all loglevels to ERROR. Committed by NKB.

Changes to Documentation

  • update Added page for ForrestBar on the site with a simple link and an autoinstall link to the forrestbar.xpi generated by Gump every day. Committed by NKB.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Jeff Turner (JT), Marc Portier (MP), Nicola Ken Barozzi (NKB).

This is a list of other contributors:
Berin Loritsch, Bernhard Brandmair, Cathy Zura.

Version 0.3 (2003-01-30)

Changes to Build

  • add Allow configuration of a project local-catalog and the entity resolver verbosity level, via forrest.properties configuration. This replaces tokens in the default cocoon.xconf Committed by DC.
  • fix Make the seed project use the correct 'built with Apache Forrest' logo instead of Cocoon + Centipede logos. Committed by JT.

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Added <acronym> tag. Committed by JT.
  • add Added a means to override the check for existing content: forrest seed -Dskip.contentcheck=yes Thanks to Tom Klaasen. Committed by JT.
  • add Added the possibility to use svg files instead png images. That is, if an image is found in the images dir that is svg and the browsers requests a png with the same name, the png is created from the svg automatically with batik. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added the possibility to use wiki files in xdocs instead of xml files. They must have a .cwiki extension, and follow the chaperon wiki format ATM. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added "Edit Page" button to edit the current page in Composer. Still needs an icon. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added the possibility to use html files in xdocs instead of xml files. They must have an .ihtml extension. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added copyright statement to PDF footer (10pt, light-grey text). if a skinconf.xml 'credit' element has a role='pdf' attribute, this text will be used instead. Thanks to Keiron Liddle. Committed by JT.
  • add New site.xml file in content/xdocs. This is used to implement <link href="site:internalURI"> 'semantic' links, <link href="ext:externalURI"> aliases to external links, and renders book.xml files obsolete. See Menus and Linking for more info. Committed by JT.
  • fix If build/webapp/content/xdocs/* is more recent than src/* equivalent, forrest webapp won't clobber it. A new forrest backcopy command will copy build/webapp/content/xdocs content back to src/documentation/content/xdocs. Committed by JT.
  • fixforrest-site skin is now HTML 4.0.1 compliant. The compliance validator logo can be switched off with a skinconf.xml element. Committed by JT.
  • fix Indirectly referenced files in skins (e.g. images in CSSurl()'s) are now copied across to the rendered site. Previously, we relied on spidering to cover the URI space, which has proved insufficient. Committed by JT.
  • fix HTML fragment identifiers for sections are now meaningfully named, based on the section title, rather than document-id()-generated characters. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed site regeneration bugs where changing the skin in forrest.properties had no effect after the first build. Committed by JT.
  • fix Now all files in src/documentation/content (except xdocs) and src/documentation/resources/images are copied across when Forrest generates a static site. This fixes the problem when an unparseable file links to another, and Cocoon can't crawl (and hence copy) the linked-to file. An example of this are CSS url('foo.png') image refs (so krysalis-site will now work properly). Also, large batches of pregenerated files like Javadocs will now be copied across instead of individually traversed. Committed by JT.
  • fix Now files present in the content dir are correctly linked and copied verbatim by the CLI. The wellknown files are given with the correct mime-type, and links in html and xml are followed. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed a bug in the search form where there was no space between search term and 'site:' term. Search form also no longer requires Javascript. Committed by JT. Thanks to Nick Chalko.
  • fix Fixed a bug where the no menu entry is 'selected' when in subdirectories. Committed by JT.
  • fix Now error reporting in CLI runs should work and show the cause of the error; before it was just reporting [broken link]. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed a bug where multiple menu entries are highlighted if the filenames share a common prefix. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed a bug in forrest.bat, which would fail if run from a different drive to that Forrest was installed in. Committed by JT. Thanks to Omar Belhaj.
  • fix Fix bug where the webapp would break due to missing XML jars under JDK 1.2/1.3. Committed by JT.
  • fix Moved credit and host logos to bottom left corner on forrest-site skin. Committed by JT.
  • remove Removed the 'basic' skin, to be shortly replaced with something much more maintainable. Committed by JT.
  • remove Removed some images (built-with-cocoon.gif, centipede-logo-small.gif) from the skins, and moved them to src/documentation/resources/images, as they are Forrest-specific. Committed by JT.
  • update Lots of FAQ improvements: -Improved URI space by using @id attributes as the #fragment-identifier for <faq> and <part> elements. -Number FAQ entries and categories -Added back-links from FAQ entries to the menu -Process tags in <question> in menu entries -Indent FAQ text -FAQ sample added to seed project Thanks to Joerg Pietschmann and Ralf Hauser for the suggestions. Committed by JT.
  • update On avalon-tigris skin it's now possible to add a mysite.css file to customize the style. An example that can be used is from chaperon.sf.net. Also added a rounded corner to paragraphs, and many minor fixes. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Stefan Michels.
  • update Fixed the annoying link highlighting on the krysalis skin due to the border. Removed the border, now it highlights fine. Committed by NKB.
  • update Updated part of the editor so that it now can save files in wiki format. Still needs more work. Committed by NKB.
  • update Updated Batik Block so that now PNGs can be created correctly from SVG. Committed by NKB.
  • update Updated some documentation, especially Forrestbot Introduction Committed by DC.
  • update Update to 2002-12-26 Cocoon. Committed by JT.
  • update Tweaked ForrestBar, added a sub-project menu for Jakarta, fixed download link and added submenu for tools and gump. Committed by NKB.
  • update Added rss capability to changes generation. Committed by NKB.
  • update Added latest krysalis-site skin, using common templates where possible. There is a changes2rss stylesheet that still needs sitemap changes to run. Committed by NKB.
  • update Now even the selected tab retains a link, to be able to easily select the main page of that tab even if it is "current". Committed by NKB.
  • update Allow special handling of tab hrefs with #anchor references in them. By default, such menu links are always clickable. Committed by JT.
  • update Updated avalon-tigris skin by merging what was in CVS here and what was used in Avalon with its Cocoon-generated site. The visual effect is the same to the current framework and Exalibur Avalon sites. Committed by NKB.
  • update Updated latest Cocoon jars: chain metamodule name set to "forrest", and it is used instead of the default one. Committed by NKB.
  • update Rewrite skins to share a common block of XSLT, which is used via <xsl:import>. This should make skin maintenance much easier. Committed by JT.
  • update Added buttons for nightly Gump runs and local forrest. Corrected and completed existing interface, and made buttons flat (the bar is slimmer too). We need icons for the new buttons. Committed by NKB.

Changes to Documentation

  • update Added enhancements to status.xml to comply with the needs for a complete status file, like other "STATUS" text files at Apache. Stylesheets not yet done. Committed by NKB.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
David Crossley (DC), Jeff Turner (JT), Nicola Ken Barozzi (NKB).

This is a list of other contributors:
Nick Chalko, Omar Belhaj, Stefan Michels.

Version 0.2 (2002-11-16)

Changes to the Code Base

  • fix Fixed bug where validation of xdocs was not descending into sub-directories. Committed by DC.
  • fix Fixed bug where changes to the breadcrumb links in skinconf.xml were ignored until the Forrest binary was rebuilt, or the project build/tmp/ deleted. Committed by JT.
  • fix Webapp now works under JDK 1.3 (parsers weren't being copied) Committed by JT.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
David Crossley (DC), Jeff Turner (JT).

Version 0.2rc1 (2002-11-13)

Changes to Project Administration

  • add Initial Import Committed by SM.

Changes to Build

  • add Validate project sitemaps and choice of skin Committed by JT.
  • add Included Jetty in the distro. type "forrest run" to have the ./build/webapp dir contents be run in a local web server, starting from http://localhost:8888/index.html Committed by NKB.
  • add Added Jing "RELAX NG validator in Java" and initial grammar for skinconf.xml files. These config files now get validated during the build. Committed by DC.
  • add User projects can now add custom classes and jars to Forrest doc builds. Useful for custom sitemap components, or overriding Forrest-provided jars. Committed by JT.
  • add Added the forrestbot - infrastructure and configuration for remote project building. Committed by SN. Thanks to Marc Portier.
  • add Added a draft DTD for the Gump Descriptor forrest.xgump Committed by SN.
  • add Forrest website is being automatically built and published to krysalis.org Committed by NKB.
  • add Added simple xsl stylesheet for forrest.xgump. In IE6 and Mozilla 6 it renders using this, in older ones it uses the more simplifies CSS version. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added Forrest to Gump runs. Committed by NKB.
  • add Added simple css stylesheet for forrest.xgump. In IE and Mozilla 6 it renders. Committed by NKB.
  • add Merged forrest needed info in forrest.xgump. Committed by NKB.
  • add Imported Centipede as a build system. Committed by SN.
  • fix Building Forrest no longer requires a network connection (for downloading Centipede). It is buildable by typing 'ant' or with the provided build scripts. Committed by JT.
  • fix "Change History" images (update.jpg, add.jpg etc) are now provided by default by Forrest (in images/), and need not be supplied by user projects. Committed by JT.
  • update The locations where Forrest expects doc files to be is now configurable via properties, that can be set in forrest.properties. Committed by JT.
  • update User projects may now specify their own sitemap, overriding the Forrest-provided one. Committed by JT.
  • update Updated Cocoon to 2.1-dev to use xsltc and new CLI status messages. Logs are in the build/work/WEB-INF/logs directory and the list of broken links is in the build directory. Committed by NKB.
  • update Updated Centipede stuff to latest changes: - added lib/endorsed dir for endorsed jars that are put in global calsspath - changed the build scripts to not make direct reference to jar files - added "examples" dir in src and creation of examples jar in buils - added "testmodule" target to be run before committing stuff - added "gump" build to be run by Gump Committed by NKB.
  • update Updated project descriptor: now it should be usable by Gump. Added basic Forrest descriptor. Committed by NKB.

Changes to the Code Base

  • addSourceAction or the so-called 'content aware pipelines' enables conditional processing of XML documents based on their grammar, being indicated by their DTD, XML Schema PI, root element, or a processing instruction (PI) in the prolog of the document. Committed by SN. Thanks to Bruno Dumon.
  • add Validation of important core configuration files at build-time using RELAX NG. Committed by DC.
  • add Now an id attribute on any XML element below <body> will be rendered as an anchor which can be linked to. Committed by JT.
  • add Added alpha system for editing content in the webapp. To try it do "forrest run" and point the browser to http://localhost:8888/edit/ . Committed by NKB.
  • add Added avalon-tigris skin. Committed by JT. Thanks to Peter Donald.
  • add Added a docbook2document.xsl stylesheet to library/xslt. Committed by JT. Thanks to Kevin Ross.
  • add XML validation is now fully configurable through a hierarchical set of forrest.validation.*{includes,excludes,failonerror} properties. Committed by JT.
  • add Validate XSLTs in user skins and resources/stylesheets directories. Committed by JT.
  • add Enhanced forrest-site skin's tabs. Any URL (not just directories) can now be tabbed with a new 'href' attribute. There is an improved 'longest match' algorithm for deciding which tab is on which is more robust than the old one. Committed by JT.
  • add Added a subdirectory to the template site and fixed all broken links. Committed by JT.
  • add XML doc files are now validated before rendering with the 'validate' target. Uses OASIS catalogs provided by Forrest, optionally augmented by user project catalogs. Committed by JT.
  • add User projects can now override the default cocoon.xconf and logkit.xconf files, by placing these files in src/documentation/conf Committed by JT.
  • add added NekoDTD-based DTD documentation using a custom Cocoon Generator Committed by SN.
  • adddraft forrest toolbar for Mozilla Committed by NKB.
  • add Initial import of Libre facility - replacement for */book.xml Committed by SN. Thanks to Marc Portier.
  • add Refactored site generation stuff to use skins; still need to integrate with xforrest descriptor. Added jakarta-site, xml-apache-site, cocoon-printer skins. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed selected menu link (meant to be inactive and yellow) Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed webapp redirect problems under Tomcat and (sometimes) under Jetty. Committed by JT.
  • fix Now site builds do not delete files in build/site that are included in the Ant list of default excludes, like CVS info. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed a bug where having a tabs.xml link to a file not otherwise mentioned in book.xml caused a broken link. See forrest-dev discussion Committed by JT.
  • fix The distribution no longer requires Ant to be preinstalled. Now, nothing but a Java installation is needed. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed ClassNotFoundException when running on JDK1.4.x Committed by JT.
  • fix Allow xml:space='preserve' attribute on <p> element, which preserves space without the changed font and block display that <code> uses. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed a bug where the log files weren't being created. Thanks to Vladimir Bossicard for reporting. Committed by JT.
  • remove Removed unmaintained skins: avalon-site, jakarta-site, xml-apache-site, Committed by JT.
  • update Added a convert dir in the resources with stylesheets and buildfile to help convert Anakia and Maven-based sites. Committed by NKB.
  • update Removed the dependency that the default "site" target had on clean-site. It means that running "forrest" will not delete the current files in ./build/site/** . Committed by NKB.
  • update Now Cocoon serves a file directly if the filename matches the one in ./src/documentation/contents/** . Committed by NKB.
  • update Put the internal matches in a separate pipeline with internal-only="true". Committed by NKB.

Changes to Design

  • add Designed a new skin for the Forrest documents. Particular attention to cross-browser issues. Committed by BK.

Changes to Documentation

  • add Added new document Standards Compliance Thanks to Robert Koberg. Committed by DC.
  • add Allow user to specify what XML files to validate via forrest.validate.{includes,excludes} properties. Committed by JT.
  • add Added new document Your Project - getting started with using Forrest Committed by DC.
  • add Added to the "forrest-site" skin the ability to split source code larger than 80 chars in two or more lines. Committed by NKB.
  • add Replace the "forrest-site" skin with the new "bert" skin. Committed by DC. Thanks to Bert Van Kets.
  • add Added breadcrumb trail script from the Avalon site skin. Committed by NKB. Thanks to Leo Simons.
  • add Added initial "Dream List" by harvesting statements from the forrest-dev mail list. Committed by DC.
  • add Added preliminary version of a scarab-like skin. Committed by NKB.
  • add Fixed links in Forrest home page and added: contributing, mailing list, list archives, who we are. Committed by NKB.
  • fix Fixed all broken links in the Forrest site. Committed by JT.
  • fix Simplified the sitemap-stylesheet contract. Instead of 'dir' and 'resource' parameters with varying meaning, there is just one 'path' parameter. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed broken PDFs in most subdirectories. Committed by JT.
  • fix PDFs for faq, changes and todo now work. Committed by JT.
  • fix Made forrest-site skin fully generic, usable with any project. Skins are configured through an external 'skinconf.xml' file, specified by the project. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed bug where multiple copies of the same image where generated, one for each directory. Now all image links are page-relative, leading to a single copy. Committed by JT.
  • fix Fixed tab links, which were previously hardcoded and forrest-specific. They are now page-relative. tabs.xml file entries no longer have to end in '/'. Committed by JT.
  • update Ensure that initial DTDs are valid and that the initial XML instances can be validated using these DTDs and OASIS Catalogs. Committed by DC. Thanks to Steven Noels.

Contributors to this release

We thank the following people for their contributions to this release.

This is a list of all people who participated as committers:
Bert Van Kets (BK), David Crossley (DC), Jeff Turner (JT), Nicola Ken Barozzi (NKB), Stefano Mazzocchi (SM), Steven Noels (SN).

This is a list of other contributors:
Bert Van Kets, Bruno Dumon, Kevin Ross, Leo Simons, Marc Portier, Peter Donald, Steven Noels.

All Committers

This is a list of all people who have ever participated as committers on this project.

  • Stefano Mazzocchi (SM)
  • Sam Ruby (SR)
  • John Morrison (JRM)
  • David Crossley (DC)
  • Steven Noels (SN)
  • Nicola Ken Barozzi (NKB)
  • Konstantin Piroumian (KP)
  • Bert Van Kets (BK)
  • Marc Portier (MP)
  • Jeff Turner (JT)
  • Juan Jose Pablos (JJP)
  • Dave Brondsema (DB)
  • Antonio Gallardo (AG)
  • Reinhard Pötz (RP)
  • Ross Gardler (RDG)
  • Thorsten Scherler (TS)
  • Rick Tessner (RFT)
  • Ferdinand Soethe (FSO)
  • Johannes Schaefer (JS)
  • Cyriaque Dupoirieux (CD)
  • Bertrand Delacretaz (BD)
  • Tim Williams (TWW)
  • Diwaker Gupta (DG)
  • Gavin McDonald (GM)
  • Sjur N Moshagen (SNM)
  • Brian M. Dube (BMD)
  • Jeremias Maerki (JM)
  • Volunteer needed (open)