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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject Re: Where is Cocoon 3 going to?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2008 16:17:33 GMT
Peter Hunsberger wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Reinhard Pötz <> wrote:
>> Grzegorz Kossakowski wrote:
>>> Cocoon 3.0 started by Reinhard looked promising to me but now I
>>> realize that the main idea of its existence is to more or less
>>> rewrite C2.2 and add some RESTful features.
>> Yes, that's explained by the first paragraph of the Cocoon 3 website.
>>> It's not my intention to criticize anyone but I really think it's not
>>> enough to make others excited and willing to contribute. At least it
>>> looks that way...
>> You probably have missed it but with Simone we actually have one very
>> active committer and I know that many other people are fond of the
>> Cocoon 3 pipeline module.
>> Currently the main problem is that most developers don't know that there
>> is such a simple thing as the Cocoon 3 pipeline library. I've already
>> started to provide documentation but haven't got very far yet. But be
>> assured that it has a very high priority on my opensource todo list.
>>> Has anyone here thoughts on this topic or it's only me who has a
>>> problem?
>> When I started Cocoon 3 my main goal was to solve two problems: 1)
>> provide a plain and simple pipeline API that is easily usable from
>> within any Java environment 2) make Cocoon a simple platform for RESTful
>> services.
>> This made *me* excited about it and solves *my* problems. I haven't done
>> any market research about what would have excited others.
>> Anyway, I don't think that it makes much sense to talk about what an
>> anonymous mass of people might want. So Grzegorz and all others reading
>> this, what would make *you* excited about Cocoon 3 so that *you* would
>> be willing to contribute?
> FWIW, we'll be taking a hard look at moving to Cocoon 3 vs. 2.2 as we
> look at migrating off of 2.1.  Our main requirement really is for XML
> and XSL pipelines and we don't use most of the existing Cocoon
> infrastructure, the big thing currently lacking is 3 that we really
> need is caching...

Could you elaborate on your caching requirements?

Reinhard Pötz                           Managing Director, {Indoqa} GmbH

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

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