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From Mark Lundquist ...@wrinkledog.com>
Subject RAD (was Re: Input modules samples broken in trunk)
Date Thu, 11 Jan 2007 17:40:36 GMT

On Jan 11, 2007, at 8:35 AM, Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:

> I described how to use Eclipse as that is what I have experience with. 
> But if you can ensure that the Maven Jetty plugin gets the blocks as 
> directories rather than jars at its classpath, that should work as 
> well.

That was going to be my next question... :-)

One of my clients has other people who work on Cocoon web sites that I 
create.  They do content updates, and one of them can do some CSS and a 
few elementary things  in XSLT to tweak the site layout/styling.  But 
these are pretty much non-technical peeps; for them Eclipse is a 
chewing gum [1].  And they don't know how to build these webapps on 
their own computers and run them locally, that's just beyond them.  
They work by remotely editing files in place in a development instance 
of the application running up on a server.  Then, one of them I've 
taught how to do svn commits from dev and then update into the 
production instance (sometimes it gets botched and I have to go clean 
up a subversion mess by hand, but 95% of the time this works OK).

So to move these apps forward to 2.2, I will need a no-brainer way for 
them to make live changes on the development instance in a server 
environment.  But I think now that I understand all about what we're 
discussing here [2], I will probably end up keeping root-level 
application resources directly in the webapp module instead of 
servletizing them in a separate block.  I think that will take care of 
most of our issues.

[1] - http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley/products/products_eclipse.asp
[2] - sorry, no reference for discussion thread "every new webapp a 
block?" — I can't find it on marc.theaimsgroup.com for some reason?

thx,
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