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From Tim Larson <...@keow.org>
Subject Re: What can I do?
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2004 20:43:53 GMT
On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 03:29:12PM -0500, Geoff Howard wrote:
> Tim Larson wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 08:52:21AM -0500, Brian McCallister wrote:
> >>What can I do to help out? (ie -- any pointers on what needs doing and 
> >>no one has stepped up to plate for).
> >
> >Create a development/live toggle for Cocoon:
> >  http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=105347757500001&r=1&w=2
> 
> Of course a lot of what was missing from Xpatch during that thread has 
> since been added (see wiki). The xpatch now has if and unless ant-style 
> properties which react on either an ant property or a node's existence in 
> the target file, as well as property-expansion.
> 
> What is still missing and would be helpful (and pretty dead easy I think) 
> would be to allow build-time switching user build properties and blocks 
> properties. I.e., instead of always using local.blocks.properties, allow 
> something like -Dproperties.prefix=live which would cause the build to use 
> live.blocks.properties instead.  Actually, that's probably a two liner in 
> init-build.xml

For a test system, I think it would be helpful to have a live, run-time
dev/live switch to shorten test cycles and regression tests after each
change.

--Tim Larson

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