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From ypomonh <>
Subject Re: Cocoon Productivity
Date Tue, 22 May 2007 13:53:51 GMT
(note: just started using cocoon 3 months ago)

Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> Without good documentation it is very difficult to learn this way of 
> thinking and hence my reasoning that we need better docs.

Although the basic concepts of cocoon seem appealing, the learning curve 
was/is very hard for me:

- Books were written before flow and many of the described patterns of 
usage may not be advisable anymore.
- Online documentation scarce (only cocoon site+wiki, no third-party)
- Even for elementary stuff I have to bother the list (btw thanks 

> Furtunatly Cocoon 2.2 isn't far anymore (the release of the first 
> release candidate should happen next week) and some of us are working 
> on a relaunch of the Cocoon website which will come together with a 
> major overhaul of our documentation. 

IMHO some efforts towards new tooling would be helpful. There is an old 
eclipse plugin for sitemap editing somewhere out there.

> Then we will see if our diagnosis concerning the technical problems 
> and my assessment of the importance of documentation was correct.

I strongly support your "assesment" :)


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