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From Marc Portier <>
Subject Re: Continue Development of 2.1.x
Date Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:50:57 GMT
+1 from me

Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

> The development of blocks for 2.2 has started, but as others have
> already pointed out, it might take time to get it implemented
> and running well.
> So, I would suggest that we change our development plan a little
> bit and consider adding those features to our 2.1.x code base
> that are independent from blocks, like e.g. the virtual sitemap
> components etc. Of course we should take care that the
> changes are not incompatible (apart from the one below :) ).
> In addition I would like to "port back" the changes I made to
> the environment handling in 2.2 to 2.1.x as they improve the
> performance and clean up some hacks (not all :( ) we have in 
> the code. And this would also make Leo's wish regarding
> the CocoonComponentManager easier. Unfortunately these changes
> are not 100% compatible: the o.a.c.Processor and the o.a.c.e.Environment
> interfaces have to change for this. But this shouldn't effect
> users, so it should be ok to change it.
> Is this ok?
> As a last note, my rewritten tree processor is growing (it's not
> feature complete yet), but I think it is very soon able to process
> all features of the sitemap and adding such things like virtual
> components shouldn't be that hard (hopefully).
> Carsten 
> Carsten Ziegeler 
> Open Source Group, S&N AG

Marc Portier                  
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