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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Using trunk
Date Fri, 24 Feb 2006 07:55:55 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
>>People, there seem to be some myths about that the trunk is unstable and 
>>that it doesn't work anymore. And that I and other people have 
>>unstabilized it beyond recognitions with the work on the blocks 
>>I cannot speak for Carsten's work the last week on switching to Spring 
>>(besides that it broke my ongoing work :/), but before that the trunk 
> And it still does - at least the start page is still comming up :) And I
> hope to get feedback, so we can fix any possible issues quickly. I'm
> also cleaning up trunk a little bit and try to remove the
> BootstrapEnvironment to make the setup of the trunk even more easier
>>Now, it would of course be much more convenient if you could use Cocoon 
>>without the need to copy a few files. To get to that point someone need 
>>to write a Maven plug-in that perform the work that I outlined above. It 
>>shouldn't be rocket science IMO.
> And I think this is exactly where the perception if a none working trunk
> comes from. You can't just simply invoke a build script and start
> Cocoon. You have to copy several folders to see something - this is not
> a big deal, but a) you have to know it (I think our readmes are not
> mentioning this) and b) it has the perception of a "hack". So it would
> be great to have a maven plugin for this very soon.
> I guess if someone could come up with a decent description of the plugin
>  someone will very quickly come up with an implementation. So if someone
> could provide a short description about which files/resources/folders
> have to be copied where, this should be done very quickly.

I hope I find some time the next days to make the samples a real block so that 
they work together with the block deployer. IIUC this should solve this issue.

BTW, my first tutorial on the use of blocks should already work. I just can't 
access Daisy ATM to verify this.

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}



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