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From giacomo <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Announcement] Apache Cocoon 2.0.2 Release
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2002 19:31:22 GMT

Great work guys, congratulation!

Giacomo

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

> Apache Cocoon 2.0.2 Released
> ----------------------------
>
>    The Apache Cocoon team is proud to announce the new release
>    of Apache Cocoon.
>
>
>     Apache Cocoon is an XML framework that raises the usage of
>     XML and XSLT technologies for server applications to a new level.
>     Designed for performance and scalability around pipelined SAX
>     processing, Cocoon offers a flexible environment based on the
>     separation of concerns between content, logic and style.
>     A centralized configuration system and sophisticated caching
>     top this all off and help you to create, deploy and maintain
>     rock-solid XML server applications.
>
>
>
>     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 one based on open
>     standards.
>
>
>
>     This release of Cocoon is a maintainance release focusing on
>     improved performance and robustness. In addition some bugs were
>     fixed and new features were added. See the following changes list
>     for more information.
>
>
>
> For more information about Apache Cocoon 2.0.2, please go to
> http://xml.apache.org/cocoon
>
> Changes with Apache Cocoon 2.0.2
>
> *) New BootstrapServlet to allow Cocoon torun in non-compliant servlet
> engines that don't handle correctly servlet contexts. This servlet builds a
> class loader with the contents of WEB-INF/classes and WEB-INF/lib and
> manages resource resolution. [SW]
>
> *) Updated error reporting to add line, column and location attributes
> specified in SAXException and TransformerException. The error page in the
> webapp examples shows the new extra info. [NKB]
>
> *) Added new "gump" target to the build, to be used as a general test of
> Cocoon code. To be used by Gump. It calls docs, javadocs, test and package.
> Gump descriptor has been modified to use it; now we also have automatic
> javadoc creation. [NKB]
>
> *) cocoon.xconf is moved in WEB-INF for security reasons. The documentation
> has been updated to reflect the change. [NKB]
>
> *) Partial commit of new samples structure. Samples go in samples/ dir with
> theit own sitemap. All scratchpad samples that are in the samples/ subdir
> are copied in webapp samples automatically by installscratchpadwar target.
> [NKB]
>
> *) New "set-content-length" configuration for FOPSerializer to allow
> streaming of large PDFs (default is true for backwards compatibility). [SW]
>
> *) The docs now have svg stuff removed and these enhancements: menu items
> are in text, page title is in text, pages have new clean style courtesy of
> Stefano, added Stefano's explanation on how to write mails, the docs are
> generated with the TreeProcessor, the docs generation uses JispStore. [NKB]
>
> *) Added new targets: "installwar" asks for the directory in which to put
> the war and makes it. "installscratchpadwar" does the same but incudes
> scratchpad libs ans samples. [NKB]
>
> *) New POI HSSF Serializer; outputs to the .xls (not .xsl) file format.
> Added samples as legacy file format support. [NKB]
>
> *) New module structure for input, output, and database specifica in
> scratchpad. Thus it is possible to write generic components for one task and
> replace input and output dynamically. As an example a generic version of a
> WildcardMatcher is provided as well as a sample action that uses it.
> DatabaseActions in scratchpad use this structure as well. [CH]
>
> *) Moved ModularDatabase*Actions to new home in scratchpad and reworked
> them. They now use new module structure. For sample application, copy mod-db
> directory to cocoon/mount. [CH]
>
> *) Changed jdbc datasource to ResourceLimitingJdbcDataSource because it does
> not require to be able to contact the datasource on startup. Thus race
> condition with HSQLDB startup is eliminated. [CH]
>
> *) Added new Jisp based persistence cache, to improve (1) performance and
> (2) to solve the problem with long filenames on Windows OS flavours. [VG,GF]
>
> *) Removed explicit System.gc() call from StoreJanitor, because this caused
> performance leaks. [GF]
>
> *) Added support for input type=image buttons [TC]
>
> *) Deprecated the old cocoon-action=ACTION syntax in favor of the new
> cocoon-action-[ACTION]=whatever. Still supported though. [TC]
>
> *) Added encodeURL transformer for encoding URIs. [BH]
>
> *) Using migrated XPath Processor from Avalon Excalibur instead of own
> component. [CZ]
>
> *) Fixed endless loop bug in IncludeXMLConsumer. [CZ]
>
> *) Added <xsp:page create-session=""> attribute now processed correctly, as
> described in the xsp-session logicsheet documentation. Variable 'session'
> declared and could be used in XSP page code. [VG]
>
> *) New implementation of the sitemap engine based on an evaluation tree.
> This provides super-fast load times (no more compilation), and a slight gain
> in request processing speed compared to the compiled engine thanks to the
> HotSpot VM. [SW]
>
> *) Added matchers: HeaderMatcher, ParameterMatcher. [VG]
>
> *) Added CookieSelector. [VG]
>
> *) Added CookieMatcher. [VG]
>
> *) Request, response, and session XSP logicsheets in Javascript language are
> added. [VG]
>
> *) Added Cocoon link page. [SM]
>
> *) Added 'cocoon.ico'. [SM]
>
> *) Cleaned up documentation and refactored it a little. [SM]
>
> *) Started to clean up the XML:DB stuff. The XML:DB generators have been
> deprecated, and a note has been written in the docs suggesting to switch to
> the XML:DB pseudo-protocol. Configurations have been switched from dbXML to
> Xindice. [GR]
>
> *) New WriteableSource interface that extends Source. Just as Source for
> reading, it allows to transparently write to various destinations. The first
> implementation is FileSource to write to files. [SW]
>
> *) Added FileWritingTransformer and sample file editor to scratchpad. [JQ]
>
> *) Fixed some bugs in the file URI resolving on windows plattforms. [CZ]
>
> *) Using migrated entity resolver from Avalon Excalibur instead of own
> component. [CZ]
>
> *) Javascript language now supported by the XSP pages. Samples of Javascript
> XSP pages are added. [VG]
>
> *) Using migrated XML Parser from Avalon Excalibur instead of own component.
> [CZ]
>
> *) Added subprotocol "raw" to the cocoon: protocol. When the subprotocol is
> appended, the request parameters of the original request are not forwarded
> to the internal pipelines. Suggested by Michael Hartle
> [mhartle@hartle-klug.com]. [CZ]
>
> *) Added Pizza Java compiler as another alternative to Sun javac and Jikes.
> [VG]
>
> *) ProgramLanguage is decoupled now from the languages compiled into Java.
> Instead of Class object representing a program, Program interface has been
> introduced. [VG]
>
> *) Text located in XSP language logicsheets now properly quoted. [VG]
>
> *) SQL Transformer did enter Infinite Loop. This is fixed now. [CZ]
>
> *) Sitemap engine verifies that root element is the <sitemap> element in the
> 'http://apache.org/cocoon/sitemap/1.0' namespace. [VG]
>
> *) Move commonalities between sitemap markup language and XSP markup
> language into CocoonMarkupLanguage. [VG]
>
> *) Minor rewrite of the LogTransformer. The logfile is now resolved using
> the standard source resolver. The component is now recycled properly. [CZ]
>
> *) Minorrewrite of the SQLTransformer. Removed several parameters tests and
> the use of Properties objects - instead the Parameters object is used
> directly. [CZ]
>
> *) Action LangSelect has been deprecated in favor of LocaleAction. [VG]
>
> *) Allow sitemap components to be declared in the cocoon.xconf. Enhance
> SitemapComponentSelector to store label information provided in the
> configuration. [VG]
>
> *) Added the XPath-enabled DirectoryGenerator (XPathDirectoryGenerator) to
> scratchpad. [GR]
>
> *) XSP engine verifies that root element is the <page> element in the
> 'http://apache.org/xsp' namespace. [VG]
>
> *) Markup language logicsheets in general and XSP logicsheets in particular
> are now looked up by their namespace URI, not prefix. [VG]
>
> *) xsp-request and xsp-response logicsheets got more tags, and now are
> (almost) backward compatible with the logicsheets in Cocoon 1.8. [VG]
>
> *) Cache relies on two types of store components: (1) transient cache, with
> cache-transient shorthand, and (2) persistent cache, with cache-persistent
> shorthand. [VG]
>
> *) FilesystemStore (used as programs repository) now is created as all other
> components from the cocoon.xconf, and can be configured to use working
> directory, cache directory, or any other directory. [VG]
>
> *) Calling getInputStream() on a "cocoon:" source now returns the same
> output as an external call instead of always using an XML serializer. This
> also allows to get internally data produced by a Reader. [SW]
>
> *) Fixed memory leaks in XScript engine. Fixed global and session scope
> variables: now they are shared between XScript pages as it should be. Page
> scope variables now visible for all instances of the same page. [VG]
>
> *) Added size() method to the Store interface. [VG]
>
> *) Prevent PostInputStream from looping if the available() method of the
> base InputStream is returning 0. [GP]
>
> *) Added X-Cocoon-Version header to all responses generated by Cocoon. [VG]
>
> *) SystemID for cocoon: pseudo-protocol URIs changed from the form of
> <schema>:\\<host>:<port>\path\to\resource\from\the\root\sitemap to
the form
> cocoon:\\path\to\resource\from\the\root\sitemap. This provides portability
> for compiled resources generated from the cocoon: sources. [VG]
>
> *) Stored Procedure support for esql plus ability to obtain and use a result
> set from any column just like a nested query. [CH]
>
>
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