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From "christopher baus" <>
Subject Re: cocoon.jar?
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2000 23:53:02 GMT
I agree.  The install was complicated by the fact that I thought I was
d/ling a binary java archive when in fact it was the entire distro.  It took
awhile to figure out the class not found exceptions.

----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Tyler <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: cocoon.jar?

> > This shouldn't be a point of confusion...
> I hear you, but it IS a point of confusion to anyone
> who doesn't yet know the secret handshake.  I suppose
> you might look on it as a right of passage: only the
> truly committed and immersed are entitled to experience
> the genius of Cocoon.  I would think the goal would
> be to spread the Gospel as far and wide as possible,
> which argues against unnecessary ambiguity that might
> frustrate would-be evangelists.
> So, I will reiterate only once my point of view that
> assigning two different sets of semantics to the .jar
> extension is a bad idea.  The .zip extension is already
> understood to mean "an archive of files which must be
> manually unpacked before use".  In my utopian world,
> the only meaning assigned to a .jar file would be:
> "a Java class archive, readable by the Java class
> loader".
> As it stands now, I must open the file with WinZip and
> inspect its contents (or let the class loader look for
> something inside it) before I know what it really is!
> That's no way to run a business.
> - RT
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