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From "Vadim Gritsenko" <>
Subject RE: [SITEMAP] Component declaration
Date Sat, 27 Apr 2002 20:41:00 GMT
> From: Diana Shannon []
> >>     - is it worth making a special target for building a minimal
> > Cocoon
> >> containing a very minimal set of features?
> >
> > May be better documenting the process will help. It boils down to
> > couple of steps:
> > 1. build clean
> > 2. rm all optional libs
> > 3. build -D....
> Of course, improved documentation helps, and it's coming, but...
> 1. I don't think it's a good idea to have new users rm jars. Even if
> designated optional, as in the head-release, it takes time to figure
> the features these jars provide. Also, some users will inevitably make
> mistakes (like deleting jars they may need later). It's just not
> intuitive to remove a feature by removing a jar. Most people would
> expect to make decisions like this in an interactive build session or
> config file.
> 2. This build experience makes an important first impression on those
> evaluating Cocoon. We should make it as simple as possible -- if
> what a user needs. I'm not implying that advanced users need this.

These are valid points. I think Nicola "master of interactive build" Ken
able to help with it ;)

> 3. Building, even without optional jars, still leaves the sitemap
> overwhelming for new users. I think Konstantin is addressing that
> as well.

New refactored samples IMHO will simplify main sitemap a lot.

> Diana

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