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From Tony Collen <>
Subject Re: >*Cough*< Download Size >*Cough*<
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2004 16:07:10 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:
> Is there any reason the Cocoon source distribution has to be about the
> same size download as a current JVM?  That's a lot to download no matter
> how you put it.
> I mean I just got DSL, and the fastest I can suck it down in 90KB/s and
> weighing in at 45MB download that takes a little over 8.5 minutes.
> I can only imagine what it would be like if I was still on dial-up: over
> 2 hours with a good connection.
> To tell the truth that is a little intimidating to me.  It almost seems
> as if there is 45MB of stuff to understand before I can be productive
> (I know this is not the case, but consider it from a user's
> perspective).
> Is there anything that can be done to minimize this at all?

I'm pretty sure that when "Real Blocks" [1] are functional, you'll only have to download the
you want, so a default core Cocoon will generally be all you get.  Of course, who knows how
far off 
Real Blocks are :)



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