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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: [announcement/proposal] Moving Linotype out of Cocoon
Date Sun, 30 Jan 2005 10:19:58 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> As some of you know, my personal blog runs on this software called 
> "Linotype" that I wrote for myself (on top of cocoon) and then donated 
> to the project to show an example of how simple it was to build even a 
> real-life webapp with flow.
> For this reason, Linotype ended being a cocoon example, rather than a 
> blog. It has nice and innovative features (even more innovating than 
> most content management solutions out there), but it lacks some basic 
> configurability. As a result, I've been maintaining a forked version on 
> my own and failed to keep the cocoon one and my own up to date.
> Linotype had 4 different 'releases' (each driven by my personal 
> frustration with some of its limitations), only two of those made it 
> inside cocoon. I'm now working on the 5 major release, which is pretty 
> much a complete rewrite of the internals and thus will be called 
> Linotype 2.0, but since it will be based on RDF technologies, I have 
> decided to place it on (site that I administer for my day 
> job) and that might give more direct visibility than as a hidden cocoon 
> example in its own block.
> The new linotype codebase is all my code, but I have decided to keep the 
> same licenses in case I missed a few lines here and there of those 
> contributions that were made here by others. Also, I don't want this to 
> be a fork, but a migration.
> For this reason, I propose that we discontinue the distribution of 
> Linotype inside cocoon as a block, by deprecating it in the next 2.1.x 
> release and by removing it alltogether in 2.2
> Of course, the project will remain an open development project and I 
> will welcome people to try it out and participate in its development.
> The Linotype 2.0 will feature easy configurability and skinning support, 
> things that will make it more appealing for other users that don't want 
> their blog to look just like mine.
> Anyway, what do you think?


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