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From Jorg Heymans>
Subject Re: Do we want a GUI installer?
Date Thu, 14 Apr 2005 13:24:47 GMT

Upayavira wrote:
>> I can see this being useful for first time cocooners.
>> What if the cocoon build switches to maven (as rumoured a few times 
>> already)? Can the tool be extended to handle this? Will you need 
>> seperate logic to handle the 2.2 block configuration?
> If it can be done from Ant, it can be done with this tool. All it does 
> is collects properties and delivers them to Ant.

>> Overall, IMO the potential effort of maintaining such a tool isn't 
>> worth the benefit.
> Maybe. Which is why I was asking!
> The effort to maintain for 2.1 is pretty minimal - it would just be a 
> single XSLT on gump.xml and a few jars in the repo. For 2.2, well, we'll 
> need to see what that is before we can decide!

Well if it's no effort i don't see why it couldn't be added to the next 
release as an experiment (pending license issues ofcourse). As long as 
you make sure that the users know it's just a toy-experiment and nothing 
more there should be no harm.

Actually, will/should Lepido provide anything like this? Any Lepido'ers 
care to comment?


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