Patrick Hunt commented on ZOOKEEPER-925:

Agree. mvn site is an order of mag better than forrest. For one you don't need 
to have java5 and the perf is alot better (although it's early days yet, afaict 
it's better). Also wiki markup is "easier", but in general I haven't had that 
much of an issue with forrest markup once I started using nxml in emacs.

+1 (good if it's more than just flavio) this if you want me to take a stab.

> Consider maven site generation to replace our forrest site and documentation 
> generation
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>                 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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