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From Grzegorz Kossakowski <>
Subject Re: recommended way to keep local config modifications separate from Cocoon distributions
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2007 20:18:44 GMT
Lars Huttar pisze:
> Hello,
> We've been using Cocoon for a few years now. We've made lots of our own
> modifications to cocoon.xconf (and the top-level sitemap).
> Now whenever we want to update Cocoon, the changes to cocoon.xconf from
> the update are very difficult to merge with our own changes without
> breaking Cocoon.
> What is the recommended way to keep local configuration changes separate
> from changes in the distribution?
> Does the method described at
> really work
> well?
> (using Ant and its XPatch task)

>From what you said I guess you are talking about Cocoon 2.1.x. Handling of configuration
was one of
the most annoying weakness of 2.1.x that make me interested in 2.2 some really long time ago.
Techniques that you refer to worked for me to some extent and they seem to be the best options

Anyway, I strongly recommend taking a look at Cocoon 2.2 that is a major leap when it comes
modularization and configuration handling of applications based on Cocoon.

Grzegorz Kossakowski
Committer and PMC Member of Apache Cocoon

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