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From Geoff Howard <>
Subject Re: [RT] Implementing Cocoon Blocks
Date Sat, 30 Aug 2003 12:48:32 GMT
Ryan Hoegg wrote:
> This seems to be blurring the lines between the responsibilities of 
> Cocoon and the container.  We might be able to reuse some ideas or even 
> code that has been done in Merlin, Fortress, Loom, or Plexus for 
> deployment time configuration and dependencies.

Anyone familiar with Fortress (which it seems we're going to as an 
intermediate until Merlin's full release) know if there's something 
which can help?  Berin?


> Geoff Howard wrote:
>> Also, how to recreate the deploy step efficiently?  For example:
>> You deploy a block with some dependencies and configuration.  The 
>> block deploy process walks you through setting configs and resolving 
>> dependencies.  You then have no record of these deployment choices 
>> except in wiring.xml which is not meant for human consumption.  
>> Perhaps it would be good to record these human-step deployment time 
>> configurations in a conf file which could be easily reprocessed to 
>> easily re-deploy all blocks to their last configuration.
>> Alternate versions of this file may be needed as blocks move from dev 
>> to staging to live, etc.

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