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From Terushige Kohama <teru0...@mctv.ne.jp>
Subject Re: Getting started (again)
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2005 01:50:43 GMT
Hi,
I'm also interested.
I use an exist as a block. And I want both blog and forum very much.

Regards,

teru

Justin Fagnani wrote:
> I certainly would be interested. I'm sure a lot of others would be too.
> 
> This project is probably going to end up PHP based, since there's so  
> much existing code to work with, but Cocoon sure could use some app- 
> level code out in the wild.
> 
> -Justin
> 
> On Oct 13, 2005, at 10:16 AM, Jonas Lundberg wrote:
> 
>> I have a blog/forum/website script package for Cocoon (using
>> eXist/xQuery).  But I thought that there were many of these around
>> already. Is there any interest in that?
>>
>> Hans
>>
>> On 10/12/05, Derek Hohls <dhohls@csir.co.za> wrote:
>>
>>> OK - what you are calling "components" I would call "sub-systems" or
>>> "modules", each of which encapsulate a whole set of functionality.
>>> What I was saying is that I do not see Cocoon having being using to
>>> build a lot of these (or, if they have been done, they have not been
>>> released back into the overall Cocoon distribution).
>>>
>>> I agree that if would be very cool to just "take these off the  
>>> shelf" and
>>> use/extend them; or "plug them together", but I have not seen  
>>> anything like
>>> that in the Cocoon world (albeit that they are very common in the  
>>> PHP world).
>>>
>>> Cheers.
>>>
>>>
>>>>>> justin1@fagnani.com 2005/10/11 05:40:37 PM >>>
>>>>>>
>>> I understand what you're saying, and I'm certainly checking out other
>>> options including Plone. My first choice would be to use Cocoon and
>>> off the shelf Cocoon components. I was hoping that by now there would
>>> be Cocoon based blogs, forums, calendars, etc that I could grab and
>>> integrate. I really have no interest in re-inventing the wheel like I
>>> used to try with Cocoon 1.x (when I built a very Plone-like system
>>> with Cocoon, btw).
>>>
>>> It seems like Cocoon would really be ideal for this. The pipeline
>>> architecture should make integration and customization easier than
>>> with other platforms. Maybe there just aren't the components yet  
>>> though.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> On Oct 11, 2005, at 12:29 AM, Derek Hohls wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Justin
>>>>
>>>> At the risk of being branded a "heretic", if you're wanting a site
>>>> that has "Blog, Forum, Mailing list, Wiki, Content Management,
>>>> Calendar, webmail" why not just use one of the existing web systems
>>>> that already has all these features - Plone springs to mind, but  there
>>>> are others out there too.
>>>>
>>>> My take is that Cocoon is very good at developing specialised
>>>> applications - epsecially those with a high emphasis on web
>>>> publishing and content reuse - and will also handle special purpose,
>>>> small-scale apps (DB interaction / XML processing ) very cleanly
>>>> and easily. For what you describe you may be better off not
>>>> reinventing
>>>> the wheel but simply "adopting and customising".
>>>>
>>>> HTH.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>> justin1@fagnani.com 2005/10/11 06:55 AM >>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>> Hey Cocooners,
>>>>
>>>> I've been away from Cocoon for a while (and server side web dev) and
>>>> I'm starting another project that may call for it. I've been looking
>>>> into the changes since I was using it and there seem to be a lot of
>>>> nice improvements and new technologies, but getting a handle on the
>>>> whole package looks as difficult as ever. Basically I need to
>>>> evaluate frameworks for a fairly basic website that needs to be up
>>>> quickly and then have features added to it. I'm trying not to re-
>>>> invent anything, but I also want to be able to nicely integrate and
>>>> customize the components. Common wishes, I suspect.
>>>>
>>>> So I want to find existing projects and learn more about the current
>>>> best practices for 2.1.7.
>>>>
>>>> First, from quickly trying to cover docs, the dev list and a little
>>>> of the user list I think these are the most current, or endorsed,
>>>> technologies in Cocoon, but correct me if I'm wrong:
>>>>
>>>> JXTemplate, cforms, JavaFlow/FlowScript
>>>>
>>>> This replaces what I'm used to in XSP, XSLT, Actions and Generators,
>>>> right? It raises a few questions for me: I always liked XSP and  did a
>>>> good job a separating view from controller, is it really frowned
>>>> upon? Can JXTemplates do most of what XSP could? What can't it? Most
>>>> importantly, for a competent Java developer, which is easier/faster
>>>> to work with? Considering CSS on the client and templates in Cocoon,
>>>> is XSLT used much anymore?
>>>>
>>>> I'm also unsure what the best way to store data might be since I see
>>>> so many references to Hibernate, OJB, ESQL, etc. I usually had  custom
>>>> generators that performed queries. Assuming that I'm going to go  with
>>>> MySQL, what's the preferred method now? I'd actually love to find a
>>>> way to avoid writing SQL and Java business objects at all, if it's
>>>> possible.
>>>>
>>>> The site has pretty basic needs, so I'd love to find pre-existing
>>>> Cocoon based implementations. I'm afraid though that even if there
>>>> are projects for these that they might be developed using different
>>>> Cocoon technologies and difficult to integrate. The main thing to
>>>> integrate actually is users, authentication and preferences.
>>>>
>>>> Here's the features I'll need to find or develop: Blog, Forum,
>>>> Mailing list, Wiki, Content Management, Calendar, webmail (doesn't
>>>> really need to be Cocoon based actually). I'm not sure which order
>>>> they'll be implemented, but the site will probably go live without
>>>> most of them and then have them added.
>>>>
>>>> Well, thatnks in advance for any input you can give me. I read most
>>>> of the "Is Cocoon Obsolete" thread on the dev list, and all I can  say
>>>> is that I hope not, since on a higher level I understand and very
>>>> much like it's main architectural concepts. It's just very hard to
>>>> wade through all the pieces and options and changes and figure out
>>>> how to actually get going. Choices are almost a bad thing in the
>>>> beginning. A little clarification and simplification could help a  lot
>>>> here. But I'm glad to see how things have advanced since I've  used it.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Justin
>>>>
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