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From "Vadim Gritsenko" <>
Subject RE: Proposal: Inclusion of CocoBlog in scratchpad
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2002 17:47:13 GMT
> From: Ugo Cei []
> I'd like to propose the inclusion of my blogging tool, CocoBlog, in
> scratchpad of Cocoon 2.1.
> CocoBlog is a Cocoon-based blogging tool that I am currently using to
> maintain my own blog at
> The current "stable" version (0.0.6) is distributed as a complete web
> application (WAR) that includes Cocoon 2.0.3 and uses Xindice as a
> document repository.
> I've recently begun rewriting it in order to reach the following
> - move to C2.1
> - move from Xindice to HSQLDB
> - support multiple blogs and multiple authors
> - exploit the authentication framework
> Rewriting has proceeded to the point of having the minimum of features
> needed to create blogs, post and read items, and provide an RSS feed.
> More features (authentication, calendar, searching) will come in the
> following days.
> I hope CocoBlog can provide:
> - a demostration of Cocoon's capabilities
> - an effective tool for Cocoon developers to document what they're
> Many Cocoon and Apache developers and users already have blogs:
> Langham, Carsten Ziegeler, Sam Ruby, Tony Collen, Bob Phillips, Kimbro
> Staken, Gerhard Froelich, James Strachan, Ovidiu Predescu, Ivelin
> Ivanov, James Snell, just to name a few. I think some of them might
> the idea of eating their own dog food ;-).
> What is CocoBlog made of? A generator, an action, a subsitemap with
> XSP and XSL files, a couple of HSQLDB tables. The impact on the
> stability of C2.1 should be nil.

Couple of questions:

1. What will prevent it from running in C203?
2. Will there be option to switch back to xindice? AFAIK, xindice guys
have come up with embedded xindice, so it will be possible to embed it
as currently hsqldb is embedded.

> Let me know what you think. I'm leaving for my summer holidays from
> August 15th to September 3rd, and I'd like to send someone the
> files before I leave.

I think let's put it in.


> 	Ugo
> P.S.: I've cc-ed forrest-dev. Maybe a blog might be useful for
> maybe not.
> --
> Ugo Cei -

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