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From Colin Britton <>
Subject Re: Apache Prowler? ASF member support needed!
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2000 12:24:49 GMT
I am very interested in the prospect of adding CMS
functionality to Cocoon and have been watching the
progress of Slide (part of the Jakarta project). Here
is an excerpt from the web page of slide:

Slide is a Content Management and Integration System,
which can be seen as a low-level content management
framework. Conceptually, it provides a hierarchical
organization of binary content which can be stored
into arbitrary, heterogenous, distributed data stores.
In addition, Slide integrates security, locking,
content versioning, as well as many other services. 

It can integrate and manage data stored within
external repositories, requiring only small
abstraction layers to be written for each repository.
That way, Slide can integrate the data from various
physical locations in a hierachical and unified way.
Slide uses can range from managing intranet
application content (such as the portal) to
using it as a file server. 

Slide also offers a WebDAV access module (implemented
as a servlet). WebDAV is an IETF standard endorsed by
companies like Microsoft, IBM, Novell, Adobe and many
others. It makes Slide an ideal choice for web-based
content management. All the data managed by Slide can
be accessed through WebDAV, and enable remote
administration and manipulation of the data managed by
Slide using standard third party tools, along with the
custom ones provided in the Slide distribution as
additional tools. 

How do you see these two working together or not?

Colin Britton

--- Giacomo Pati <> wrote:
> --- "Timm, Sean" <> wrote:
> > This is mainly directed towards Giacomo Pati and
> Donald Ball since
> > you two
> > are now officially ASF members, but I thought
> there might be others
> > in the
> > group interested in this as well.
> > 
> > I just finished reading up some information on
> Infozone and Prowler,
> > and I
> > came across the following message (thanks to
> xmlhack):
> >
> > 
> > I think Prowler is a key piece of technology that
> is currently
> > missing from
> > the Apache XML project umbrella.  The Infozone
> Group is clearly
> > focused on
> > utilizing the other Apache projects to make this
> successful, and I
> > think
> > Prowler would get a lot more attention if it fell
> into the fold.
> Can't agree more.
> > Giacomo, I noticed your responses to the messages,
> so I know you've
> > already
> > been introduced to this, so I am mainly just
> trying to get a feel for
> > where
> > this might be in the process and if you and Donald
> are interested in
> > pushing
> > this to the ASF board.
> Yes, I'm discussing it with Infozone people right
> now and will
> afterwards speek up at the PMC and member list about
> it.
> My personal vision about a (nearly) complete XML
> infrastructure is as
> follows:
> Xerces:    The workhorse to bring XML into the game
> Xalan:     The workhorse for transformation of XML
> instances
> Ozone/XML: A store for XML content
> Prowler:   To manage the XML content (access layer)
> SchemoX:   A front-end framework to manupulate XML
> content
>            This can be C2 components as well as a
> Swing GUI IIRC
> JetSpeed:  A front-end framework/components for
> content aggregation 
>            (Portal)
> Turbine:   Specifically the services accessable as
> general C2 
>            components
> Cocoon2:   The base framework to bring all those
> pieces together
> All the above together with Tomcat and Apache HTTPD
> will complete the
> picture for me.
> What are you oppinions?
> Giacomo
> =====
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