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Subject [Cocoon Wiki] Updated: ButterflyManifesto
Date Fri, 23 Jul 2004 15:30:44 GMT
   Date: 2004-07-23T08:30:44
   Editor: UgoCei <>
   Wiki: Cocoon Wiki
   Page: ButterflyManifesto

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Change Log:

@@ -24,6 +24,16 @@
     * integrates well with other useful technologies (Hibernate, JDO, OJB, EJB, Struts, JMS,
AOP ...) instead of trying to replace them
     * fits perfectly in J2EE environments, where we expect Cocoon to be often deployed.
+=== Build or buy? ===
+Even if the initial implementation will use Spring, some valid concerns have been raised
on the developers' mailing list. Basing our core on a framework that is being developed elsewhere
carries a certain amount of risk. If the Spring community evaporates, goes down in flames
like the Avalon one or takes a road that is incompatible with our needs, we risk finding ourselves
in the same situation we are now. Moreover, Spring is not an ASF project.
+On the other hand, consider:
+ 1. The benefits that Spring can give.
+ 1. The fact that Spring's core is relatively small and thus maintaining a fork wouldn't
be unthinkable.
+ 1. The fact that Spring's design promotes a design whereby components do not have dependencies
upon the framework and thus could be moved to a different container, as long as it supports
Type 2 and Type 3 IoC, at least in principle.
 ==  Design principles ==
    1. Simplicity

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