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From Reinhard Poetz <reinh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Dependencies between blocks
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2005 11:59:56 GMT
robby.pelssers@vodafone.com wrote:
> Hi All,
>  
> just reading the blocks.properties file and I see there are a lot of 
> dependencies among the blocks. It's hard to find out what blocks to 
> build if I want to do a minimal build for using a specific block.
>  
> Isn't it possible to create some sort of xml-file 
> "block-dependencies.xml" that lists all dependencies.  That way a 
> stylesheet could be created that generates some sort of visual 
> representation (e.g. in SVG).  E.g. :
>  
> <blockdependencies>
>   <block name="databases">
>     <dependency>xsp</dependency>
>   </block>
>   <block name="hsqldb">
>     <dependency>databases</dependency>
>   </block>
>   <block name="jms">
>     <dependency>databases</dependency>
>     <dependency>hsqldb</dependency>
>   </block>
>   <block name="ojb">
>     <dependency>databases</dependency>
>     <dependency>hsqldb</dependency>
>   </block>
>   <block name="petstore">
>     <dependency>hsqldb</dependency>
>   </block>
> </blockdependencies>

block management will change over the next months significantly 
(http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/Blocks). This will also have a great impact on 
the block building and distribution 
(http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/BlockManagement). I know this doesn't help you 
now but we know about it and are working on a solution.

-- 
Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}

                                        web(log): http://www.poetz.cc
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