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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: Syncing rhino
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2003 19:29:17 GMT
Geoff Howard wrote:

>> This is good news. I understand that it's very difficult, but I hope 
>> that it might be easier than you think, and I hope I can somehow help 
>> you in that. Anyway, given that you are the only one showing some 
>> interest, I'm starting to think that I'm just being paranoid...
> You are not being paranoid.  I have been uneasy about the forked rhino 
> code but  have kept quiet because I'm such a junior member of this 
> community, because I personally did not feel able (time or knowledge 
> wise) to help fix the situation, and because I am so behind on really 
> understanding flow and continuations.  But I think the longer we go on 
> building on this sand the more trouble we will be in when the inevitable 
> happens.  I for one am reading every word you two write.

Thanks for supporting my position. :-) Just to make things clear, I want 
to stress that I have the highest respect for what Christopher has 
brought us so far: it's an impressive work, and it surely paved the way 
to a brighter future in web applications. I also fully understand his 
lack of resources/time to follow ATM the Rhino development

However, I'm at a crossroads now: I have to decide wether limit myself 
to keep an eye on the flow or place a bet and use it for my daily job. 
Having such a core functionality rely heavily on an _unreleased_, _old_ 
and _third party_ software (though quite stable) is refraining me from 
using it more seriously. I might even say that, while not blocking the 
beta, this might be considered a showstopper for a final release of the 

What I'm trying to do, here and now, is help wherever I can: I lack the 
skills and knowledge to approach right now such hard core stuff, so I'm 
willing to do whatever I can to ease other's efforts. Succeeding in 
having the continuations code in the Rhino tree will be a major success 
and overhaul for the Cocoon flow. Even greater would be having a 
community ownership on the flow as a whole, including the javascript 
core stuff.


Gianugo Rabellino
Pro-netics s.r.l. -
Orixo, the XML business alliance -
     (Now blogging at:

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