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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Repository status....
Date Sun, 08 Aug 2004 14:19:42 GMT
Reinhard Poetz wrote:

> Antonio Gallardo wrote:
>> Ugo Cei dijo:
>>> Il giorno 07/ago/04, alle 12:29, Antonio Gallardo ha scritto:
>>>> BTW, miss we the first friday? Can we reschedule it to the next 
>>>> friday?
>>> I was online, and closed one bug (#30321), but keep in mind that, at
>>> least in Europe, many people are on vacation in August and things are
>>> not going to get any better next friday. I was able to contribute some
>>> of my time, since I was on vacation but at home.
>> Thanks for the info. A question:
>> The main trunk is for the 2.2. This is the version with the new kernel
>> based on Excalibur Fortress?
>> Sorry, but I have a mess in my head about the new kernel.
> Carsten will upgrade 2.2 (trunk) to Fortress. In parallel Pier and Ugo 
> work on their proposals about a new fundament of Cocoon. We will move 
> both work into the whiteboard. Some time in the future we have to 
> agree on one of the three ways (Fortress, kernel or spring) but now 
> its time to learn what each alternative can do for us.

A distinction should be made between the two levels of containers:
1/ a container for blocks (requiring hot deploy and wiring)
2/ a container for components within a block.

The new kernel is in category 1 as could be Geronimo's GBeans (based on 
JMX) Merlin or OSGi (used in Eclipse 3.0)

Fortress and Spring are in category 2. I just started an in-depth 
reading of Spring docs (starting with [1]) and must say I'm now almost 
sold to it. While reading, some random thoughts pop up giving me the 
feeling that writing an Avalon Framework compatibility layer should be 



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