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From "Arje Cahn" <A...@hippo.nl>
Subject RE: workflow block commited
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2004 09:20:18 GMT
Gregor, thanks!

Arje

> > the lenya community has developed a lightweight workflow 
> that we thought 
> > would make more sense as a cocoon block, especially given 
> that other cms 
> > built on cocoon have shown interest in using it (hi arje 
> :). i split out 
> > the generic part and made it into a (unstable) block. it is 
> disabled by 
> > default.
> > 
> > discussion
> > ==========
> > 
> http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/BrowseList?listName=lenya-d
> ev@cocoon.apache.org&by=thread&from=653774 
> > 
> > 
> > documentation
> > =============
> > http://cocoon.apache.org/lenya/docs/components/workflow/terms.html
> > 
http://cocoon.apache.org/lenya/docs/components/workflow/state-machine.html
> http://cocoon.apache.org/lenya/docs/components/workflow/configuration.html
> http://cocoon.apache.org/lenya/docs/components/workflow/implementation.html
> 
> http://wiki.cocoondev.org/Wiki.jsp?page=LenyaWorkflow
> http://wiki.cocoondev.org/Wiki.jsp?page=LenyaWorkflowAPI
> 
> issues
> ======
> * the block only compiles with jdk 1.4 (it uses assertions)
>   you need to set source=1.4 in ant to make it compile..
> * there are currently no samples
> 
> to do
> =====
> * remove assertions?
> * build a sample based on usage within lenya
>   lenya integration is done via: 
> http://cocoon.apache.org/lenya/apidocs/org/apache/lenya/cms/workflow/package-summary.html

> 
>   for the lenya integration
> * change package from o.a.lenya.workflow to o.a.cocoon.workflow
> * move o.a.lenya.xml classes somewhere else?
> 
> we are looking forward to your comments :)

I reasonate with this todo list :-)
But I think a small sample OUTSIDE of a Lenya context would be good.

I would be grateful for a description of a simple use case (so a 
generalized workflow abstraction may be discussed) how this workflow 
package is intended to be used.

Maybe Carsten's concerns can be eased a little by growing from this 
simple use case rather than throwing in a rather complex (though you say 
lightweight) package.

Thanks
Guido


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