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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject Re: [vote] Steven Dolg as committer
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2008 06:39:51 GMT
Reinhard Pötz wrote:
> Dear community,
> it's a great honor for me to propose Steven Dolg as a committer.
> In February Steven, Grzegorz and I invested three days in refactoring 
> Cocoon so that we get a clean Java Pipeline API and a comprehensible 
> sitemap/environment handling implementation of Cocoon. Unfortunately 
> that was more difficult than we had expected.
> When I met Steven the week after those three days he came to me and said 
> that he wanted to show me "something". This "something" was a first 
> prototype of what we call "corona-pipeline" (a standalone Java API) and 
> "corona-sitemap" today. This was very encouraging and his work finally 
> convinced me that a rewrite is an achievable goal.
> Without Steven we wouldn't have a soon to be released version of a 
> complete rewrite of Cocoon which has thanks to a simple Java API a lot 
> of potential to increase the usage of Cocoon across the usual 
> boundaries. And those who had a look at Corona know that the code is of 
> high quality in terms of comprehensibility, extensibility and modularity 
> which is mostly due to his great development skills.
> Steven's contributions have been done in his free time so far which 
> shows that Corona is a personal interest of him and I'm sure that when 
> Corona takes off he will be around to improve and enhance it even further.
> Please cast your votes:
> here's my +1

I forgot to mention that the vote ends after one week, ie 2008-08-04 6pm 

Reinhard Pötz                           Managing Director, {Indoqa} GmbH

Member of the Apache Software Foundation
Apache Cocoon Committer, PMC member        

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