Flavio Junqueira commented on ZOOKEEPER-925:

I'm fine with moving to a different doc system and having our own look&feel, 
but my main concern is having a doc generation that is relatively easy to use. 
If it is difficult to use, then contributors won't feel very motivated to write 
documentation... It would be great to get folks to stop whining when they have 
to write documentation, and stop blaming Forrest. :-)

To be fair, I must say that my experience with Forrest hasn't been great. 
Having to insert tags by hand and not being able to find descriptions for tags 
easily made it hard for me to like Forrest. The output looks good for me, 

> Consider maven site generation to replace our forrest site and documentation 
> generation
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ZOOKEEPER-925
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZOOKEEPER-925
>             Project: Zookeeper
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: documentation
>            Reporter: Patrick Hunt
> See WHIRR-19 for some background.
> In whirr we looked at a number of site/doc generation facilities. In the end 
> Maven site generation plugin turned out to be by far the best option. You can 
> see our nascent site here (no attempt at styling,etc so far):
> http://incubator.apache.org/whirr/
> In particular take a look at the quick start:
> http://incubator.apache.org/whirr/quick-start-guide.html
> which was generated from
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/whirr/trunk/src/site/confluence/quick-start-guide.confluence
> notice this was standard wiki markup (confluence wiki markup, same as 
> available from apache)
> You can read more about mvn site plugin here:
> http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-site.html
> Notice that other formats are available, not just confluence markup, also 
> note that you can use different markup formats if you like in the same site 
> (although probably not a great idea, but in some cases might be handy, for 
> example whirr uses the confluence wiki, so we can pretty much copy/paste 
> source docs from wiki to our site (svn) if we like)
> Re maven vs our current ant based build. It's probably a good idea for us to 
> move the build to maven at some point. We could initially move just the doc 
> generation, and then incrementally move functionality from build.xml to mvn 
> over a longer time period.

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