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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [RT] Forrest user impedence
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2004 08:26:50 GMT
Steven Noels wrote:
>  From the peanut gallery: I would focus on a single input format and 
> treat other formats just as binaries. That would be something (X)HTML- 
> or xdocs-like - *not* the cwiki format.

I too worry about having too many input formats,
especially the really loose ones like *wiki and
the half-supported ones like our docbook subset.

I get concerned that if we get too lax, then people
will blame Forrest for poor production.

> Provide people with a clear 
> migration path, but don't carry the burden of backwards-compatibility 
> for too many releases. Don't release too often, but make it x.0 
> releases.

:-) we will try.

> Make sure Forrest users don't know that Cocoon is underneath.

A certain class of users, then yes. For other users we
should trumpet Cocoon. There are untapped powers.

> Throw away the live webapp idea.


> Slim down Cocoon to its bare essentials.

We could certainly do some slimming. Perhaps Cocoon itself
will do some slimming and we get the benefit.

David Crossley

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