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From Paul Hammant <Paul_Hamm...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Cocoon 4 docs == complex
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2002 22:55:33 GMT
Jeff ,

Might be a good idea to do it inside the Centipede project
Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicolaken@apache.org> is the fellow who started it. 
See what he thinks.

- Paul

>On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 01:34:15AM +1100, Peter Donald wrote:
>>On Thu, 21 Mar 2002 20:39, Jeff Turner wrote:
>>>2. Everyone who feels that the Cocoon-based system is nonetheless cool
>>>and will kick butt in the long term, go along to to Nicola Ken's
>>>Krysalis project (used in Jakarta POI, xml-forrest), and let's get it to
>>>a state where it's usable in Avalon.
>>That looks like a kool idea. Is centipede just a cutdown cocoon package that 
>>is presetup?
>Sortof.. It's a project template. A generalised build.xml file (based on
>Cocoon's) and a Cocoon-based document generation system. Nicely done
>too.. very modular. The included Cocoon is 3.6mb, and has not been cut
>down much.
>It would be kinda nice to "outsource" the build system development. Make
>build system improvements part of another project, not Avalon. Better
>SoC :)
>A possible course of action:
> 1. We take this Centipede project template, and add a module for
>   building docs with Anakia or <style>.
> 2. Try using it to build Excalibur. If that works, propose that we adopt
>   it here.
> 3. Then continue to develop Centipede's Cocoon-based doc module until
>   it's lean and fast.
> 4. Once it's good enough, switch Excalibur from the Anakia module to
>   Cocoon module.
>Sound reasonable? If so, I'll volunteer and start on 1.
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