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From Upayavira>
Subject Re: Do we want a GUI installer?
Date Thu, 14 Apr 2005 19:04:29 GMT
Peter Hunsberger wrote:
> On 4/14/05, Upayavira <> wrote:
>>Skip Carter wrote:
>>>I'd rather not see one.  At least if one is developed,
>>>there needs remain to be a way to install from the command
>>>line.  ALL of my cocoon installations are on headless systems,
>>>and some of them are remote, so a GUI is not really very practical.
>>There is no way that such an installer would replace the current system,
>>merely augment it. This installer is nothing more than a wrapper around
>>our existing Ant scripts anyway. After all, many Cocoon installations
>>are on headless servers. The intention was to smooth over that early
>>stage of usage when someone is at the beginning of learning Cocoon.
>>Throwing them into having to copy and edit text files when they first
>>start IMO introduces complexity that they could well do with learning a
>>little later in their involvement with Cocoon.
>>But, having said that, it doesn't seem like people are that keen on the
>>idea anyway.
> I think without the license problems people might be in favour or
> least neutral.
> Perhaps you could include the config script with Cocoon with a pointer
> to the Source Forge project?  Alternately, maybe you could donate the
> config file to the Source Forge project and include something in the
> Cocoon docs...

Without a fix to the licencing problems, I ain't taking this any 
further. The author is willing to relicense, it is just a question of 
how embedded his other jars are into his code.

Regards, Upayavira

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