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From Gerhard Froehlich <>
Subject Re: [RT] Cocoon Blocks
Date Wed, 03 Jul 2002 15:34:26 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:


> No, not remote code, but packages downloaded from remote locations (like
> anybody has always been doing!).
> Think about it: you have apt-get, red-hat rpm updating, ximian
> red-carpet, FreeBSD ports, Windows Update, Ecplise update manager, JEdit
> plugins... just to name a few.
> I don't think nobody will ever mess with a production environment, but
> during development, one might want to update the blocks used to the
> latest bugfix releases, or even decide to use another implementation
> (here is where polymorphism kicks in) of the block used before, because
> it has, say, better performance or implements new features.
> Blocks will not only make it easier to deploy stuff on a production
> environment, but also on development.

Hmmm do we want to provide some security, like server/client 
certificates to sign the blocks?

So that it is guaranteed that the blocks come from trusted servers and 
the components are allowed to use the local Cocoon Kernel services 
(Filesystem, Database, ...).

Just a random thought.




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