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From Giacomo Pati <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Cocoon Organization (Cocoon plugins)
Date Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:57:23 GMT

This was one of the core issues Cocoon Blocks should solve in the end.

Giacomo

On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> On Monday 05 August 2002 09:41, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> >. . .
> > we should try to build a minimal Cocoon or core Cocoon if you
> > prefer and put everything else into additional modules (read: not blocks).
> > By modules I simply mean different directories in the CVS in order to
> > optionally build them.
> >. . .
>
> It would be great if these modules could be pluggable at runtime, simply by
> copying the required jars in the right places. Users won't like having to
> recompile Cocoon just to activate different options IMHO.
>
> I don't know Cocoon internals or Avalon in much detail, but maybe the
> following scenario could be implemented simply and help users locate and add
> the required functionality when they need it:
>
> 1) create an XML map of modules, classnames and URLs that is distributed with
> Cocoon, example:
>
> <plugin-module
>   name="xslt-xalan"
>   class="org.apache.cocooon.wrappers.XalanWrapper"
>   download-url="http://xml.apache.org/cocoon/dist/modules/xalan"
>   download-file="cocoon-xalan-plugin.2.0.3.jar"
> />
>
> 2) when a Component is requested from the Sitemap and is not available, a
> custom ClassLoader (or a catch of the ClassNotFoundException) uses the
> above map to let users know how to activate it, something like:
>
> CocoonPluginNotFoundException:
> The "xslt-xalan" plugin (requested by blablabla...) is not present in your
> Cocoon configuration. To activate it, download file
> "cocoon-xalan-plugin.2.0.3.jar" from
> "http://xml.apache.org/cocoon/dist/modules/xalan", copy this jar to the
> WEB-INF/lib subdirectory of your Cocoon installation and restart Cocoon
>
> I don't know how well this fits your plans, but it might help distributing a
> minimal Cooon while making it easy for users to install what they need.
>
> Just my 2 cents.
>


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