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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject [ANN] Apache Cocoon 2.1.8 Released
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2005 11:28:01 GMT
Apache Cocoon 2.1.8 Released

  The Apache Cocoon Community is proud to announce the new release
  of Apache Cocoon.

  Apache Cocoon is a web development framework built around the concept
  of separation of concerns (that is: allowing people to do their job
  without having to step on each other toes) and component-oriented web

  The latest version is downloadable from
  (Please use the mirrors to download the release - it might take
  a little bit more time until the latest release is available on
  all mirrors, so give the mirrors some time - approx. 24h to update.)

  This release includes many bug fixes and smaller enhancements. Most
  notable additions are:

    * Many enhancements to the forms block including AJAX support for
      partial updates to a form, a new tree widget, some experimental
      code for reusable form libraries (coded as a part of the Google
      Summer of Code project) and a sample showing how to create forms
      using relational databases with zero java code.

    * Cocoon Stack Traces: Ever felt overwhelmed when presented with a
      huge java stack trace when something goes wrong in Cocoon? Well,
      now you will instead see a Cocoon related stack trace, showing you
      precisely where the error occurred and in which Cocoon source

    * Many enhancements to the portal block, including improved caching

      mechanisms, support for the Web Services For Remote Portlets
      (WSRP) standard, and provided components for database access using

    * Some small simplifications to the build process (can now exclude
      all blocks, then include just the ones you need)

    * Substantial reworking of the Cocoon documentation system.
      Documentation is now managed using Daisy (
      Because of this, the documentation is now not included within the
      main Cocoon release, but is available as a separate download as
      zipped HTML.

    * A new JCR block allowing access to JCR repositories such as
      JackRabbit (Java Content Repository specification was designed as
      a part of JSR170)

    * A new validation block providing the ability to validate XML in a
      pipeline chosing from a range of schema languages (DTD, XSD, RNG)

    * The ability to use Cocoon pipelines to render JSF pages (using the
      JSF controller)

  For more information about Apache Cocoon 2.1.8, please go to You'll find the whole list of changes at

The Apache Cocoon Project

Carsten Ziegeler - Open Source Group, S&N AG

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