Guys, I've had a talk with the Forrest guys, especially David Crossley, and they suggested trying ForrestBot locally to publish the website. It essentially controls the checkout of the sources (optional, used mainly for on-server operations), site build and deployment. The last step is obviously the most interesting one. It makes the deployment a little easier and less manual by handling the CVS/SVN commits automatically. I think it is an improvement and it worked fine for me locally. There might even be the option to let the Forrest Guys generate the site for us automatically again. They are currently setting up the infrastructure for that on a virtual server (zone).
If there are no objections I'm going to modify our documentation on website deployment for the use of ForrestBot (comes with Forrest), set it up for deployment to the XML Graphics subdomain and, when this works, I'll create a set of redirection rules for the XML site so we can finally migrate the site to the new place. Timeframe: probably next week. Jeremias Maerki