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From Antonio Gallardo <>
Subject Re: CoWarp (was Re: svn commit: r232855...)
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 02:44:57 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>> Sylvain Wallez schrieb:
>>> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>>> For the demo portal, I replaced the authentication framework with 
>>>> CoWarp
>>>> which provides imho a much nicer and cleaner way for plugging in your
>>>> authentication mechanism.
>>> CoWarp is a 35 kb jar file containing 25 classes which seem highly 
>>> tied to Cocoon and Avalon. Do you plan to move this code to the 
>>> Cocoon repo?
>>> That would be IMHO a good thing to do to avoid the multiplication of 
>>> small jars and give a better community oversight on this interesting 
>>> stuff.
How much can grow a block that are already stabilized and provide the 
functionality most of the users needs? I think it is that people don't 
care about them. It is that this blocks "just works".

>> If there is *high* community interest in hosting it at Apache I'm 
>> willing to
>> move.
While 2 people cannot do a "high" community" and I don't saw the Cowarp 
code nor how it works, but based on what I read on this thread, I can 
say, I have interest to see Cowarp in Cocoon. As suggested, Cowarp into 
cocoon can replace the current authentication-fw and session-fw blocks. 
The lastest mentioned blocks are part of the pre-flow era. So his 
deprecation is natural. I think it is time to have a new replacement for 
them. Also, I remember Carten's initial blogs about Cowarp 2 years ago. ;-)

> So let's switch Cocoon to Maven ;-)

Big +1. I am really tired of updating jars. I will prefer to dedicate my 
"2 cents" to other issues that need attention for example bug fixing. ;-)

The only problem I see here is that cocoon 2.1.x requires JVM 1.3. Often 
the blocks on maven repo are for JVM 1.4 only. I hate to say that, 
because it takes a lot of time to check the compatibilty for 1.3 (mainly 
if I consider I never used it in my life for real work). If we are 
moving to maven, I will like to propose for the next cocoon 2.1.x 
release to set the monimal JVM requirement to 1.4.

Can I start a vote about moving to 1.4?

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.

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