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From Reinhard Poetz <reinh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Vote] Cowarp, auth-fw and session-fw in 2.2
Date Sun, 11 Jun 2006 09:59:58 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> Ok, lets see what others think about it.
> 
> Now, we already discussed this topic a little bit in [1]:
> Cocoon contains the auth-fw block which is a modular authentication
> framework which can be integrated in your app. It is based on the
> session-fw and for example it can be used out of the box in the portal.
> Both, session-fw and auth-fw were developed six years ago with the
> mindset that everything is XML - during the years, the way of developing
> web apps with Cocoon has changed and therefore there are better
> alternatives for these blocks, for example the template block and flow.
> 
> In addition I started a replacement for the auth-fw some time ago which
> I called CoWarp and which is hosted at sf right now. I had several
> reasons for starting this there and not here which are outlined in [1].
> 
> My main reason is the community aspect. I would like to have a community
> first, before moving the code here. Now, in fact neither the session-fw
> nor the auth-fw have a real community here, so perhaps this reason is a
> little bit obsolete in *this case*.
> 
> As both, auth-fw and session-fw are really out dated and as cowarp is a
> better implementation of the auth-fw, I propose to:
> a) deprecate auth-fw and session-fw in 2.1.x
> b) remove auth-fw and session-fw in 2.2
> c) add cowarp as an own block to 2.2
> 
> I know that we should deprecate in 2.1.x, leave things in 2.2 and remove
> them in 2.3 or 3.0; but in this case I think it's much better to remove
> them right away in 2.2 as people should really not use it.

If we add cowarp to the Cocoon code base, we should give it a functional name as 
we did it with Woody. I would call the block "auth" and when we talk about it we 
should call it "cauth", in analogy to "forms" and "cforms".


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

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