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From "Reinhard Poetz" <>
Subject RE: Castor support in Cocoon (was: Building cocoon: where are block descriptions?)
Date Mon, 29 Sep 2003 06:22:21 GMT

> From: Carsten Ziegeler
> Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> > 
> > > PS Speaking of which, can somebody enlighten me as to why the
> > > CastorTransformer still is part of the scratchpad 
> > > block. And what would it take to move it to its separate block ?
> > 
> > I remember we already discussed this before 2.1 was released and we 
> > said that we didn't want a block so short before the release.
> > 
> > Secondly, the new portal stuff uses Castor too and the two 
> approaches 
> > should be unified. Carsten, do you have any suggestions (I think it 
> > was you who suggested this).
> > 
> Hmm, I'm not sure if I suggested this...weak memory.
> But the portal uses a persistence component (persistent the 
> portal profile in an xml doc and vice versa) and this 
> component uses Castor. This is a general component which 
> perhaps could be used from the 
> transformer?

Yep, I think this is what you've proposed.

So we can put the complete castor stuff into a new 'castor' block,
containing the transformer and the "persistence component" and maybe a
generator. The new portal block will then depend on this castor block.
Is this okay for you?


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