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From Akber Choudhry <>
Subject Re: [RT] Cocoon Web Applications
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2002 19:43:42 GMT
On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Akber Choudhry wrote:
> >
> > Is there the possibliity of developer build, pro build, and enterprise
> > build, complete with optional tomcat config files etc. and checking of
> > java versions, xerces versions etc. during build and install.  Cocoon
> > rocks, it will become a killer!
> I don't get what you're trying to suggest, but I'm very interested in
> knowing your thought on this.

With reference to build difficulties being reported on cocoon-users and
today's posting by Nicola Ken re: castor, multiple builds should be
considered.  Let us look at the users -- developers and super-users,
regular users who want to demonstrate a proof-of-concept with an example
application, and enterprise development teams who, having chosen Cocoon,
want to implement it for their project.

This is what I meant by dev, pro and enterprise build.  These are merely
suggestions :) to give a better out-of-the box experience and can be
implemented as --
a. different builds
b. different cocoon.xconf and sitemap.xmap files
c. Base Cocoon + modules
and -- d. different build.xml files

Pro Build - this should have J2SDK detection, servlet API version
detection from the directories provided by the user.  Minimal cocoon.xconf
and sitemap.xmap with an examples sub-sitemap of core examples.
Optional packages -- hsqldb -- fo -- castor --
(with instructions on changes to sitemap, jar placement).
Step-by-step instructions on configuring and testing JDBC connections -
under Websphere, Weblogic, JBOSSS connection pooling and/or Avalon/cocoon
connection pooling.  An example on using existing XML-producing
applications. Compliance Matrix by OS/J2SDK/servlet engine vendor.
Perhaps build bundled with Tomcat4.03LE (using tomcat rudimentary JNDI
for JDBC and sharing the tomcat logs and config directory.

Enterprise Build - more documentation, charts, slides.  Multiple-topology
deployment.  EJB integration.  Back-end ERP integration. Relationship to
servlet containers.  Guidelines for developing custom components.  Cocoon
wrapper development.  LDAP authentication.  Multiple-machine deployment.
Different builds for each deployment environment (e.g. Websphere 4.0 .ear)

I would be happy to contribute wherever asked to.


Akber Choudhry

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