Hello Eric,

Den 19. feb 2013 kl. 16:06 skrev Eric Palmer:

> I'm researching apache cms like projects for a specific project need and I 
> came across Forest.  It seems interesting but the user mailing list has had 
> no updates since 2009 and the forest-dev list shows some svn activity. 
> What is the status of the forest project? Is it still a viable project and is 
> it likely to exist into the near future?

Viability can be hard to define, but as you can see from the mailing lists it 
isn't very active at the moment. That said, there are still a number of 
developers hanging around, and some maintenance work is done from time to time. 
I am myself using forrest quite actively in my daily work, and am quite happy 
with it - thus no big incentive to take on any additional development work in 
addition to my regular tasks. Forrest is one of a number of tools, not a 
development target in itself for me. I like it quite a lot, and it has a few 
unique features I haven't found elsewhere:

* ability to read a number of different input formats (and extend that list by 
writing a simple transform + some configs)
* a similar ability to produce a number of different output format (likewise 

It also allows me to build large and complex sites while at the same time 
keeping the source files as text files instead of storing them in some RDB 
system. This again makes it easy to keep the documentation part of our version 
control system, which is important for our sites.

All in all: forrest does what I need, and thus doesn't get a lot of attention