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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Response to workflow
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2004 15:52:19 GMT
Michael Wechner wrote:

> Johan Stuyts wrote:
>> Conclusion
>> ----------
>> IMHO there should be more consensus about what is needed and what is 
>> feasible in a relatively short time, e.g. half a year to a year.
>> I think building a generalized workflow based on a standard is too 
>> ambitious. Leaving out some more complex constructs decreases 
>> usability. It might be an option to choose a (proper) subset of a 
>> standard with which a large percentage (definitely more than 80%. 
>> Having to resort to another solution in one of four situations is not 
>> acceptable) of use cases can be implemented.
> I would suggest to start on an existing code base, e.g. Lenya or 
> whatever, make
> an appropriate Cocoon block out of it (there had been a list of 
> requirements to meet)
> and start from there. Else I guess discussions just keep going forever ;-)
> The existing code base might not satisfy everybody, but at least it's 
> something
> concrete to start with, even if it will be totally modified resp. 
> refactored in the end.

100% agreement.

Doing design without a codebase takes forever on a open community 
because it's much easier to disagree with email than with code ;-)

it's a do-ocracy after all, then we polish from there.


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