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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: stable Fortress?
Date Wed, 25 Sep 2002 01:56:09 GMT

Marcus Crafter wrote:

>On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 03:51:46PM +0200, Leo Simons wrote:
>>However, I think it would be a shame if it means that a future
>>fortress, or "merlin's fortress" as talked about before, would
>>need to provide yet more compatibility with old materials (ie
>>with ECM *and* fortress1). I am not familiar enough with fortress
>>to make this estimate.
>	I'm not familiar enough either, but I still feel that we're
>	reinventing the wheel with both Fortress and Merlin continuing as
>	separate containers.
>	I know there's been progress at unifying the common ground with the
>	container/ and meta/ subprojects - but I would so much rather 1
>	container to work on rather than having to choose between the 2 (as is
>	currently happening on cocoon-dev).
>	Berin, why don't we just make Fortress' MetaDataContainer extend
>	from Merlin's DefaultContainer and have it provide Fortress style
>	semantics ?

This is completely achivable.  The ability to plug in a custom lifestyle 
manager is already in place - which would be needed to take care of the 
particular semntics implied by ECM components.

Cheers, Steve.


Stephen J. McConnell

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