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From Andreas Hochsteger <>
Subject Re: Upgrading Cocoon from 2.1.7 to 2.1.9
Date Mon, 10 Apr 2006 05:05:58 GMT

Jason Johnston schrieb:
> Andreas Hochsteger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there something we need to take care of, when upgrading Cocoon from
>> 2.1.7 to 2.1.9?
>> These are the most important things we are currently using:
>> * FlowScript
>> * JXTemplates
>> * Cocoon Forms
>> * Portal Engine
>> * WebDAV Access (TraversableSourceDescriptionGenerator, PropfindGenerator)
>> * JNDITransformer
>> * i18n Transformer
> I can't think of anything off the top of my head that is not
> backward-compatible in these components, so the best way is probably to
> just give it a try and see if anything breaks.
> Definitely browse the detailed changelog at
> to see what changes were made
> to the components you are using.
> One thing in particular you should take a look at using is the new
> template block.  It provides a rewritten version of JXTemplate that has
> some performance improvements and new features, and should be
> backward-compatible so your existing templates will still work.
> Another change might be that I think in 2.1.7 you had to keep copies of
> the forms-*-styling.xsl stylesheets and CForms-related CSS and JS files
> within your webapp directory structure to have access to them.  Now
> those resources are packaged within the cocoon forms .jar file, and can
> be referenced via the resource:// pseudo-protocol.  See the cforms
> samples for how to reference them.
> And of course there are plenty of new features like CForms AJAX support
> that you can integrate if you choose.  But I think for the most part
> things are backward-compatible.  Hopefully others will pipe in if
> they've experienced otherwise.
> --Jason

Thanks, Jason, for your detailed answer!
We will definitely try to upgrade this month and I'll report any 
problems that may arise.


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