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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: app skeleton based on YourCocoonBasedProjectAnt16?
Date Mon, 20 Dec 2004 14:22:07 GMT
Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> Le 20 déc. 04, à 14:39, Sylvain Wallez a écrit :
>> ...Sorry, but I still find this too much complicated. 12 steps, 
>> involving ant, command-line, xpatch are way too much complex compared 
>> to my proposal which simply consists in moving files around and 
>> modifying <import> elements in a centralized file...
> Ok, let's see your proposal in the flesh.
> We're probably seing the problem from different perspectives here.

Sure, we have the same problem: assembling a Cocoon suited to our 
project's need in the most simple way.

>> ...We must come back to a binary distro which can be stripped down 
>> easily and started without having to open a console window. That will 
>> make Cocoon less scary...
> Hmm...I still think people need to be comfortable with a command-line 
> to be efficient with Cocoon. you'd lose too much by sticking to point 
> and click. But having such a distro wouldn't hurt for training or 
> initial contact with Cocoon.

Well, here is what I need to type on the command line as a user (not 
talking of developing Cocoon):
- webapp
- servlet

Provide a binary distro and have start as servlet by 
default and you can develop your entire project without ever using a 
commandline prompt.


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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