A template for building your own forest using forester.
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update for forester 4.0.0



You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

This repository is deprecated as of Forester 4.1, which adds the forester init command.

#Cloning this repository

You must clone this repository with submodules include, as in:

git clone --recursive https://git.sr.ht/~jonsterling/forest-template

#Build dependencies

To build this forest, you need to have a working installation of the following software:

  • LaTeX, preferably the full TeXLive distribution

  • forester, which you can install using opam install forester; at times, you may need to build from source if I haven't released the latest version to opam

Once you have ensured that these programs are installed and in your PATH, simply run ./build.sh. To view the forest, you can open output/index.xml in your favorite browser: for Firefox, you may need to set security.fileuri.strict_origin_policy to false in about:config. Alternatively, you can serve the output directory from a local webserver to avoid this.

If you have fswatch installed, you can run ./watch.sh to watch for changes to the trees directory and rebuild accordingly.

If you prefer to use nix, you can simply run nix develop to enter a shell with TexLive and fswatch available. If you additionally use direnv, run direnv allow to automatically enter the shell when you enter the repository. Note that this is entirely optional.

#JavaScript dependencies

This forest has a small JavaScript component (javascript/forester.js), which creates a keyboard command palette. There is no need to have any of the JavaScript or Node ecosystem installed on your machine; all JavaScript dependencies are kept bundled in source control. If you wish to upgrade this bundle, you will need to have a working installation of npm, and then run ./bundle-js.sh and commit the resulting changes. It is not ordinarily necessary to do this.