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From montefin <>
Subject Re: New Cocoon distribution
Date Wed, 09 Feb 2000 21:37:26 GMT

3 big CHEERS! And, a heart felt thanks.


Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> People,
> since I'm not blind and I'd love more and more people to use Cocoon, I
> decided to make installation, distribution and development simpler. I'm
> not done, but here is what I'd like to do at the end.
> 1) Cocoon will contain all the basic required packages. This means
> Xerces, Xalan, Fop and Ant.
> 2) The distribution will be done as a .zip file and .tar.gz file, the
> first created on win32, the second created on Unix (with all the right
> newlines in place)
> 3) The distribution is, as today, 3Mb long. Not so much, after all,
> given the fact that Xalan alone is 2.5Mb and I remove the need for you
> to download it!
> 4) All pieces are _not_ out of CVS things, but the last stable releases
> of the products. If you want and you're able to, you can of course,
> update them, or if you just don't care, use it out of the box.
> 5) I played around with the idea of having a java installer that does
> magic tricks and installs over Jserv or Tomcat or whatever. Too much
> work and too little time. Result: I'm not doing it, but I won't stop
> anyone from giving this a try.
> 6) The installation instruction will be updated.
> 7) The build system will allow you to compile Cocoon without having to
> download all the external packages. Read: Cocoon core will compile out
> of the box. If you need to recompile things like LDAP or DCP you'll need
> to download the required packages separately, but this won't stop you
> anymore from compiling the whole thing.
> Things that must be yet done:
> 1) write a TAR clone in Java for Ant (otherwise, we'll be system
> dependent on tar.gz creation)
> 2) add the target reaction on class existance to Ant
> 3) update the installation instructions
> Any help or comment will be appreciated.
> Thank you.
> --
> Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>                           able to give birth to a dancing star.
> <>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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