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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Proposal for Lenya
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2003 10:33:28 GMT
Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> On Friday 21 February 2003 09:40, Jeff Turner wrote:
>>I see what Steven means with:
>>>>My main concern is the fact that Lenya does not come only with a
>>>>community, but also with a code base. That code base is in use already
>>>>at a selected number of commercial installations (which is good, of
>>>>course). I hope to be proven wrong, yet I fear the existing codebase
>>>>is intimately linked with these installations - hence the number of
>>>>publications in CVS.
>>But I don't understand why the usual Apache process wouldn't work.
>>Preserve the core architecture whenever possible, but if someone wants a
>>revolution, fine: there's nothing wrong with supporting both a legacy 1.x
>>and redesigned 2.x release.
> FWIW, I'm also slightly in favour of an incubation. What's wrong with a 
> codebase?? Don't like it, throw it away... Maybe even two years down the 
> line. Ring a bell anyone? (Hint: Think Cocoon 1.x)
> When Stefano proposed Cocoon on Jserv mailing list (was it?), it was 
> practically a one-man-hack, a bunch of ideas and some support from others. 
> Once it was up and running, it create a fair stir of interest, committers 
> joining in and rapidly spat out 1.0 - 1.8, while the flaws were identified 
> and corrected for in the Cocoon 2 effort.
> If Lenya remains a "company driven" effort under the Apache banner (which 
> seems to be the fear), let incubation fail, the cultivation (working in a 
> germ lab) didn't grow...


Stefano Mazzocchi                               <>
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