Forest Extension - Not to be found?

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Mon Jul 25 19:55:47 UTC 2011

On Jul 25, 2011, at 10:45 AM, mark.reinhold at wrote:

> 2011/7/25 10:06 -0700, kelly.ohair at
>> On Jul 25, 2011, at 10:03 AM, Mario Torre wrote:
>>> I would also like to amend the README files, so that every reference
>>> to the forest disappears, what do you think?
>> I thought that was already done.
> I don't understand why people are so eager to wipe out all references
> to the forest extension.
> It's a bit clunky, I agree, and the original author doesn't maintain
> it any more, but one Michael Tharp is maintaining a fork here:
> I use this on a daily basis and it works fine.  Until and unless we
> replace the forest extension with something better than a shell script
> I suggest we refer people to this version as a viable alternative.

It broke with 1.8 and is broken again with 1.9. Each breakage creates pains
for multiple people and it is just a pain in my view.

Hopefully we will have a better alternative than a shell script soon, and when
that happens I'll re-adjust the Dev Guide to use that extension, although I do think
the Dev Guide spent too much time talking about forests than it should have.
Most developers work in one repository, and I think the guide should try and focus on that.


> - Mark

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