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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: To contrib or not to contrib
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2000 10:43:57 GMT
Ulrich Mayring wrote:
> An afterthought to Jeremy's message about his new taglib: I think that
> his xfp rules, why don't we integrate it into cocoon? It is a
> universally useful taglib and may in the future find friends even
> outside of cocoon. It aims to solve a problem every XML workflow has.
> A contrib directory is cool if you have heaps of 3rd party stuff, which
> usually does things slightly outside the main product's focus. A perfect
> candidate would be a Perl script that converts Unix mboxes to XML files.
> It doesn't have much to do with cocoon (except for creating the cocoon
> PIs in the XML), but it gives the cocoon developer the additional
> feature of being able to build web-based mail archives - something which
> vanilla cocoon1.x can't do sensibly.
> So, until we have more contributions than we can handle, I propose to
> keep things together and move Jeremy's taglib to
> src/org/apache/cocoon/processor/xsp/library/java - which is where I look
> for new taglib features in every new cocoon release.

We are talking about this on cocoon-dev which should be the forum for
such discussions. Anywya, I'm always open to include contributions in
the main distribution, as long as their release cycle doesn't hurt the
project (which it's not this case).

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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