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From Drasko Kokic <drasko_ko...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: What now? (was: another SQL and XSP question)
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 22:21:22 GMT
Robin (and Donald),

I would like to apologise for being "too scathing".

I hope I could also help (not only complain).

Drasko

--- Robin Green <greenrd@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Drasko Kokic wrote:
> >I would like just to share with you the following:-
> no matter how much I am 
> >thrilled with the technology being presented in
> this project - I get rather 
> >lost (more hash word was deleted) when I need to
> get simple things 
> >together.
> 
> I understand. I am dismayed with the state of the
> docs and am working hard 
> to improve things.
> 
> >
> >I have just downloaded the xml-cocoon.tar.gz from
> the link that Mac kindly 
> >shared with us.
> >
> >After unpacking and replacing the "old" version
> (cocoon-1.7.4) I have start 
> >my application to find out that every request get:
> Error: 404 Location:
> 
> Maybe you need to look in your servlet engine / web
> server log files, or 
> configure error messages to return more helpful
> error messages.
> 
> >Pretending that I could solve some configuration
> problems (at least the 
> >simplier one) I diped in the xml-cocoon directory.
> There I found the Readme 
> >file (from Feb. 2000) with nothing more than the
> URL to the Cocoon homepage 
> >and reference that docs are in the docs
> subdirectory. BUT THERE IS NO DOCS 
> >DIRECTORY!
> 
> When you do build docs, docs appear in build/docs.
> Logical really.
> 
> The build structure is different to CVS structure.
> This is a common feature 
> of many open source projects. Those that don't have
> two structures, such as 
> Qt (the Qt tarball has no install IIRC), are
> considered quote "lame" 
> unquote.
> 
> Weird huh? ;)
> 
> Anyway I will update the readme if I remember.
> 
> >Okey, I thought I read something about generating
> it, BUT THERE IS NO 
> >FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO DO IT.
> 
> Look at build.xml. I must put a pointer to that in
> the readme.
> 
> >
> >Also, I would greatly apreciate some kind of
> Release Notes (I know this is 
> >not a release, but at least something about what is
> being 
> >modified/included/fixed)
> 
> Will do. :)
> 
> >
> >The reason I went for this endevour was the
> suggestion to pick up the ESQL 
> >stuff. Now, I see that there is NO esql directory
> and definetly NO esql 
> >documentation. I spotted the esql.xml example being
> accompanied with almost 
> >a year old Readme file.
> >
> >Am I just spoiled or there is a space for
> improvment here?!
> 
> If it is lacking (and it is!), it is because not
> enough people volunteer. 
> Period.
> 
> Criticism is good but try not to be too scathing -
> as Donald pointed out it 
> is not our fault if we don't have enough time and
> very few people volunteer 
> to help.
> 
> 
> 
>
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