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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Cocoon's Rhino+continuations fork
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2004 21:45:06 GMT
Hey Paul, welcome back! :-)

Paul Russell wrote:

> On 10 Mar 2004, at 19:51, Steven Noels wrote:
>> (OT for the non-ASF folks:) You seem to suggest that inclusion of 
>> non-ASL-licensed library dependencies inside ASF distributions should 
>> be deprecated, favoring a CPAN or FreeBSD ports -like mechanism 
>> instead. This will definitely lower the ease of use for end-users, 
>> which have been complaining already that we don't ship a binary 
>> distribution of Cocoon, let alone that we would ship a download which 
>> requires them to either hunt down additional packages themselves, or 
>> have an internet connection when installing Cocoon.
> ... which brings me around to something I've been pondering for a while. 
> Since Cocoon is a bit of a 'hub' in the open source world, it brings 
> together a stack of external libraries. Including these in the core 
> source distribution is clunky and painful for everyone. Have we 
> considered using Maven or similar to help manage these dependancies? I'm 
> still playing catch up with the architectural changes within cocoon 
> (this is still very much a part time job for me right now), so I don't 
> know how this would tie up with Blocks. I do know however that the 
> Geronimo project uses Maven to great effect, and they do separate 
> modules with their own code trees etc, so this may be a prior art.
> Thoughts?

Search the wiki and for "blocks" and read that first :-)


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