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From "Gavin (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (FOR-626) Reusing Cocoon Portal Engine
Date Sat, 13 Aug 2005 08:37:54 GMT
Reusing Cocoon Portal Engine

         Key: FOR-626
     Project: Forrest
        Type: Improvement
  Components: Views  
    Versions: 0.8-dev    
    Reporter: Gavin

A couple of the Forrest devs attended a talk on the Cocoon Portal engine
and came away feeling that we should explore leveraging *parts* of this
engine in the views implementation. I can see there are a few strong
cases for this, the most significant are:

(NOTE: I (Ross) did not attend the presentation but I have said a few times
that we should look at the Cocoon Portal, so I have some sypathies with
this perspective):

- The portal engine does what Views is intended to do. It adds more than
views needs (such as authentication), but since it is modular we should
be able to reuse what we need.

- The technique for configuring the portal (or view) has been developed
over a period of time and is in use on some excellent sites. In fact the
config stuff is one of the major things that changed in the second
release of the portal code. In other words, it is more mature.

This was not discussed at the views workshop, and so the implications
have not been fully explored. This will require some considerable thought.

This issue is the result of an ApacheCon discussion, more, including links to the original
ApacheCon Summaries at :- "Create issues for items discussed at Apachecon"

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