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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziege...@s-und-n.de>
Subject RE: Is Cocoon unstable?
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2002 14:12:09 GMT

Jens Lorenz wrote:
> 
> Carsten,
> 
> ... a last word ...
> 
> > > > I understand your concerns and know that this is a PITA, but it has
> > > > nothing to do with an unstable 2.0.x series - and that's what I'm
> > > > currently focusing on.
> > > 
> > > Well, updating an application from one 2.0.x to the next version
> > > took days as well. We've had this from 2.0 to 2.0.2 and from 2.0.1
> > > to 2.0.2.
> > > And the errors were more subtle than just a missing method during
> > > compilation. Can't remember a particular one though.
> > > 
> > Hmm, that's interesting, because the 2.0.x series should be compatible
> > and therefore compile problems should not occur. 
> 
> 
> A said, _not_ compiler errors. But everything compiles smoothly but it
> does not work anyway, because the configuration of a component changed,
> a parameter was replaced by another and so on.
> 
Ah, sorry, didn't get that...

> IMHO this is caused by the late binding used by Avalon in order to
> assemble components into an application. The compiler is unaware of
> the interdependencies of these components defined via XML and thus
> cannot check if everything is used the way it is supposed to be.
> But this is another story ...
> 
Ok, you win (this time) - but I have the last word!

Carsten

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