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From "Morrison, John" <>
Subject [VOTE] Seperate Contrib/optional area/cvs (was: RE: POI Serializa tion code committed)
Date Tue, 12 Mar 2002 10:10:50 GMT
OK, lets split this thread.

Should we seperate the contrib/optional stuff from core?


Should it be located in a seperate cvs?



> From: Sylvain Wallez []
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> >From: "Steven Noels" <>
> >>Andy wrote:
> >>>Steven wrote:
> >>>>So I am all unofficial +1 for having a separate module for Cocoon
> >>>>contributions, where we can add the POI integration work, 
> if enough
> >>>>people step up as a maintainer.
> >>>>
> >>>+1 if there are enough to justify it.
> >>>
> >>I hope the remainder of my arguments are not lost, however. This is
> >>suboptimal solution until POI admits it really should become part of
> >>their own codebase. Only the real Cocoon-specific classes should
> >>eventually go into the contrib section of Cocoon CVS. POI 
> supporting XML
> >>is not in scope for Cocoon, neither.
> >>
> >
> >Cocoon is becoming overcrowded with optional components, and 
> this is a fact.
> >For this, I think that we need a contrib section, which is 
> optimal for
> >Cocoon IMHO. In the near future it will be the famous "Cocoon Blocks"
> >section.
> >
> >I'm +1 for this. I'm refactoring examples in this direction, 
> and will commit
> >ASAP.
> >
> +1 also. But IMO we should distinguish "contrib" and "optional" :
> - "contrib" means donated (and accepted) code that didn't 
> find a better 
> place, but is not actively maintained by the Cocoon team,
> - "optional" means code that is related to a third party 
> library that is 
> isn't core to Cocoon, and supported and maintained by the team.
> We have also to be very careful that these sections don't 
> become a giant 
> mess, and that they have good visibility so that users know 
> what's inside.

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