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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [Announcement] Apache Cocoon 2 RC 2 Release
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2001 14:36:25 GMT
Once Again...Great Job Carsten!!!

Thanks,
dims

--- Carsten Ziegeler <cziegeler@s-und-n.de> wrote:
> Apache Cocoon 2.0rc2 Released
> -----------------------------
> 
> The Apache Cocoon team is proud to announce the 4th release
> of Apache Cocoon. This release has been tested thoroughly.
> 
> 
> Apache Cocoon is a complete rewrite of the Cocoon XML publishing framework
> that
> is supposed to remove all those design constraints that emerged from the
> Cocoon 1 experience.
> 
> 
> The Apache Cocoon Project has gone a long way since its creation on
> January 1999. It started as a simple servlet for static XSL styling and
> became
> more and more powerful as new features were added. Unfortunately, design
> decisions made early in the project influenced its evolution. Today, some of
> those constraints that shaped the project were modified as XML standards
> have
> evolved and solidified. For this reason, those design decisions need to be
> reconsidered under this new light.
> 
> 
> While Apache Cocoon started as a small step in the direction of a new
> web publishing idea based on better design patterns and reviewed estimations
> of management issues, the technology used was not mature enough for tools to
> emerge. Today, most web engineers consider XML as the key for an improved
> web
> model and web site managers see XML as a way to reduce costs and ease
> production.
> 
> 
> In an era where services rather than software will be key for
> economic success, a better and less expensive model for web publishing will
> be a winner, especially if based on open standards.
> 
> 
> For more information about Apache Cocoon 2.0rc2, please go to
> http://xml.apache.org/cocoon2
> 
> Changes with Apache Cocoon 2.0rc2
> 
> *) Deprecation of CodeFactory in preparation of the tree traversal
> implementation of the sitemap. All factory-based matchers have been
> rewritten using the new PreparableMatcher interface, and all factory-based
> selectors have been rewritten as regular implementations of Selector. For
> patterns whose syntax uses '{' like regexp, sitemap substitution can be
> avoided by escaping the brace character (example : "pat\{2}ern" will match
> "pattern"). [SW]
> 
> *) Reduce exception nesting in case of sitemap setup errors, and display all
> nested exceptions in the error page (avoids searching the logs for the
> failure cause). [SW]
> 
> *) Added attribute management methods to environment Context and its
> implementations. [SW]
> 
> *) Updated TraxTransformer and XSLTProcessor to allow simultaneous use of
> several TRAX processors (e.g. xalan and saxon) in a controlled way. [SW]
> 
> *) Updated session handling of commandline interface and fixed parameter
> handling. [CZ]
> 
> *) Fixed missing prefix in elements generated by the directory and image
> directory generator. [CZ]
> 
> *) Throw exception for internal requests instead of using the error handler
> and fixed component handling in subsitemaps when invoked internally.
> Components only defined in a subsitemap were not found as for internal
> requests the parent component manager was used. [CZ]
> 
> *) When Cocoon is reloaded, the logkit configuration is now also reloading.
> This enables changing the logkit settings during runtime. [CZ]
> 
> *) The documentation build system now uses Cocoon itself to generate the
> html documentation. [CZ]
> 
> *) Applied NPE fix in certain conditions in ServerPagesGenerator. Submitted
> by: Ovidiu Predescu [ovidiu@cup.hp.com] [CZ]
> 
> *) Applied NPE fix for MRUMemoryStore Submitted by: Ovidiu Predescu
> [ovidiu@cup.hp.com] [CZ]
> 
> *) Fixed (hopefully) dependency to the http environment in StreamGenerator.
> [CZ]
> 
> *) Optional setting of the lexical-handler for XMLReader. This patch allows
> to use Crimson instead of Xerces. Submitted by: Ovidiu Predescu
> [ovidiu@cup.hp.com] [CZ]
> 
> *) Added xml compiler and interpreter to cocoon.xconf [CZ]
> 
> *) Applied Patch for entity catalogs: accept parameters from xconf.
> Submitted by: David Crossley [crossley@indexgeo.com.au] [CZ]
> 
> *) Applied fix for missing "User-Agent" header in BrowserSelectorFactory.
> Submitted by: Joerg Henne [j.henne@levigo.de] [CZ]
> 
> *) Enhanced Command Line Interface by adding background attribute to
> ExtendedXLinkPipe and fixing bugs: "mailto:" and "news:" are now ignored for
> traversing and links containing anchors are handled properly [CZ]
> 
> *) Applied patch for default value support for RequestParamAction. Submitted
> by: Sergio Carvalho [sergio.carvalho@acm.org] [CZ]
> 
> *) Applied fix for a bug in the WriteDOMSessionTransformer for handling xml
> documents with namespaces correctly. Submitted by: Greg Weinger
> [gweinger@itmedicine.net] [CZ]
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Carsten
> 
> Open Source Group                        sunShine - b:Integrated
> ================================================================
> Carsten Ziegeler, S&N AG, Klingenderstrasse 5, D-33100 Paderborn
> www.sundn.de                          mailto: cziegeler@sundn.de
> ================================================================
> 
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