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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: Releasing from trunk
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2007 15:55:36 GMT
Simone Gianni wrote:
> Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
>> Make it easy to try it and people will come.
> I do totally agree. As showed at cocoon-gt, I have a IzPack based
> installer that already delivers a cocoon dist, with a small gui with
> three buttons (start server, stop server, open welcome page) that start
> and stop an embedded jetty loading the dist .war file.
> Also other apache projects are starting to use it to deliver demo or
> final binary builds, like apacheds for example.
> It's a matter of a couple of hours to commit it and have it deliver the
> samples-dist.
> Can't think of anything simpler than this and doable in a short time ATM.
> The only drawback I see is that WAR file of a complete cocoon dist is
> very big, but we can clearly specify that this happens only because it's
> a binary complete build quick and easy to setup, and that once they will
> start working with maven etc.. they will not have to do those big
> massive download, cause maven will take care of downloading only the
> needed jars and only once.
> Let me know if you think this could ease users to test the 2.2, I can do
> it in the weekend.

If you can somehow coerce maven :) into building this binary demo in the 
cocoon-dist-samples module [1], that sounds really great. It just might perform 
the role of a binary download [2].

What do y'all think?



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