Thanks for the update. I'll give Forest a try and join the dev list as well.
Eric On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM, David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>wrote: > Sjur Moshagen wrote: > > 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 extendable) > > > > 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 development-wise. > > > > Regards, > > Sjur > > Very nice answer. > > Eric, the project is still operating and ready to respond > whenever someone spurs some activity. > > The Apache Software Foundation ensures that there is sufficient > activity in each project. If there was not, then it would have been > moved to the Apache Attic. > > Most discussion about the project is encouraged to be on the > "dev" mail list. > > This "user" list is for assistance with specific usage issues. > > Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you join us as a "dev". > > -David > -- KK4MWM (Ham Radio) About Me <http://about.me/ericpalmer> http://www.thingiverse.com/DaddyOh Join the 3DPrinter Revolution http://makerbot.com