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From Giacomo Pati <>
Subject Re: Block deployment: working with blocks from a user's point of view
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2006 08:00:02 GMT
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On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Reinhard Poetz wrote:

> Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:47:43 +0100
> From: Reinhard Poetz <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Block deployment: working with blocks from a user's point of view
> As mentioned in a mail a couple of days ago, I've started to work on the 
> block
> deployment mechanism. This forced me to think a lot about how I (and 
> hopefully others) want to develop Cocoon 2.2 applications.
> I wrote two tutorials that guide a developer step by step through the process 
> of
>  - creating a block[1] and
>  - creating a web application that uses blocks[2].
> At the time of writing this, the functionality described in both documents 
> has
> only been implemented partly. Nevertheless I publish them at this early stage 
> in order to get feedback from you to make the first contact with Cocoon 2.2 
> as simple as possible.
> This should also give everybody the chance of getting involved without
> having to dig into the code (though I would be more than pleased if somebody 
> does).
> I have also committed the IDE and build tool independant block deployer[3] 
> and a skeleton for the block deployer mojos[4] that will wrap the general 
> block deployer.
> [1]
> [2]

The above two tutorials seems to be a good start. Now I think I need to 
get in touch with the two below to play through the samples in the 
tutorials above to get where to start extending/implementing what's 
still missing.

My final concern in this will be that Cocoon can be used as a platform 
(not just a framework) to host an arbitrary number of independant 
applications maintainable by the set of tools we develop/deliver here 
for deployment of such application and management of the Cocoon 

> [3]
> [4]

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Giacomo Pati
Otego AG, Switzerland -
Orixo, the XML business alliance -
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