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From "Andreas Hochsteger" <andreas.hochste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANN] Apache Cocoon 2.2.0 Released
Date Sat, 17 May 2008 18:58:38 GMT
Congratulations to everyone involved making this big milestone in
Cocoon's history reality and thanks to Reinhard for doing the release!

Andreas

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Reinhard Pötz <reinhard@apache.org> wrote:
>
>  The Apache Cocoon Community is proud to announce the release of
>  Cocoon 2.2.0.
>
>  Apache Cocoon is a Spring-based framework (since version 2.2 of
>  Cocoon) built around the concepts of separation of concerns and
>  component-based development.
>
>  Cocoon implements these concepts around the notion of component
>  pipelines, each component on the pipeline specializing on a particular
>  operation.
>
>  Cocoon 2.2 introduces the idea of blocks. A block is the unit of
>  modularization in Cocoon, allowing the framework to be built upon. (in
>  comparison: Eclipse uses the term plugins, OSGi uses bundles).
>  Everything that goes beyond what Cocoon provides in its core modules
>  (Spring integration, sitemap and pipeline implementation) is provided
>  as block (see below). Custom Cocoon applications are also developed as
>  blocks. A block can provide the following additional features:
>
>    * general servlet services (any servlet can be managed by the Cocoon
>      servlet-service framework),
>    * special services that provide pipelines as services,
>    * component services (Spring beans, Avalon services/components),
>    * a container for classes and resources.
>
>  A block is packaged as a Java archive (jar) following certain
>  conventions concerning the directory structure.
>
>  To read more information about the new features within Cocoon 2.2.0
>  please go to:  http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/1420_1_1.html.
>
>  Alternatively for more information about Apache Cocoon 2.2,
>  please go to, please go to http://cocoon.apache.org or follow our
>  getting started guide at http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/1159_1_1.html.
>
>  The release artifacts are available from the central Maven repository
>  (http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/) or you can download them from the
>  distribution area (http://cocoon.apache.org/1284_1_1.html).
>
>
>                                      - o -
>
>
>  Additionally we are pround to announce some additional releases:
>
>  SUBPROJECTS
>  -----------
>
>  * Cocoon Servlet-Service Framework 1.0.0
>    The Servlet Service Famework makes it easy to use servlets as
>    components which can communicate with each other. The current
>    implementation is based on Spring 2.5.
>
>    There are no dependencies on Cocoon core libraries at all.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/subprojects/servlet-service/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Configuration 1.0.2
>    The Cocoon Configuration subproject provides basic support for
>    configuring web applications. Its current implementation, the Spring
>    Configurator, is a useful component providing support in common
>    configuration issues when using the Spring framework.
>
>    There are no dependencies on Cocoon core libraries at all.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/subprojects/configuration/1.0/
>
>  Additional Cocoon 2.2.0 BLOCKS
>  ------------------------------
>
>  * Cocoon Ajax 1.0.0
>    Partial page and form reloads
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/ajax/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Apples 1.0.0
>    Pure Java implementations of controller logic.
>
>  * Cocoon Auth 1.0.0
>    Authentication and authorization of pipelines and control-flow based
>    Cocoon applications.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/auth/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Batik 1.0.0
>    Create Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) using Cocoon pipelines.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/batik/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Captcha 1.0.0
>    A reader to create CAPTCHAs
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/captcha/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Database 1.0.0
>    Direct usage of relational databases with sitemap components.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/databases/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Database Bridge 1.0.0
>    Databases bridge allows you to use datasources defined as
>    Spring-beans in Avalon components.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/databases-bridge/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Flowscript 1.0.0
>    Flowscript is a continuation-based implementation of Cocoon control
>    flow based on Rhino (Javascript/ECMAScript).
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/flowscript/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon FOP 1.0.0
>    Use Apache FOP, an XSL-FO driven print formatter to render pages to
>    PDF or Postscript.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/fop/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Forms 1.1.0
>    Cocoon has an advanced forms framework. Together with Flow and
>    JXTemplates, Cocoon Forms (or CForms) provides a solid basis for
>    building interactive web applications. Cocoon Forms handles complex
>    use cases while still being simple enough to be used by
>    non-Java-programmers who want to add forms to their site.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/ajax/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Hsqldb-Client 1.0.0
>    JDBC access of a Hsql database
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/hsqldb-client/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Hsqldb-Server 1.0.0
>    Start a Hsql database server as part of your Cocoon application.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/hsqldb-server/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon HTML 1.0.0
>    Generators to deal with HTML.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/html/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Linkrewriter 1.0.0
>    Transformers to rewrite all elements containing links.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/linkrewriter/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Mail 1.0.0
>    Sitemap components to send emails.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/mail/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Template 1.1.0
>    XML-based templating
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/blocks/template/1.0/
>
>  TOOLS
>  -----
>
>  * Cocoon Maven plugin 1.0.0-M2
>    The Cocoon Maven plugin contains several goals that make the life of
>    software developers easier, e.g. support for running blocks as
>    webapps or support for patching the web.xml at deployment time.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/maven-plugins/maven-plugin/1.0/
>
>  * Cocoon Block Archetype 1.0.0
>    This archetype creates a Cocoon block that comes with some
>    small samples.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/maven-plugins/
>
>  * Cocoon Plain-Block Archetype 1.0.0
>    Use this archetype to create the simplest possible Cocoon block.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/maven-plugins/
>
>  * Cocoon Webapp Archetype 1.0.0
>    Use this archetype to create a web application that is configured to
>    host Cocoon blocks.
>
>    http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/maven-plugins/
>
> The Apache Cocoon Project
>
> --
> Reinhard Pötz                           Managing Director, {Indoqa} GmbH
>                         http://www.indoqa.com/en/people/reinhard.poetz/
>
> Member of the Apache Software Foundation
> Apache Cocoon Committer, PMC member, PMC Chair       reinhard@apache.org
> ________________________________________________________________________
>
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