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From Jörn Nettingsmeier <pol-ad...@uni-duisburg.de>
Subject patch to integrate the cocoon profiler into lenya
Date Tue, 06 Jun 2006 18:26:33 GMT
hi everyone!

i've wrapped up the cocoon profiler into a nice package to help lenya 
site admins with their pipeline debugging.

for those who haven't used it yet: the cocoon profiler collects runtime 
statistics about specific pipelines, *and* allows you to view the 
intermediate stages of the xml output. veeeeery nice.

here's the module for you to try:

you need to unpack it in your module directory (src/modules/, or any 
local module directory you have defined in local.build.properties).

then apply the attached patch to activate the module for the default 

this patch will cause a menu item to be added to the "file" menu in the 
admin tab: "view profiler output".

i have modified the original cocoon stylesheet to include a helpful 
message in case no data is available yet (because no pipeline has been 
re-typed as "profile-noncaching").

in order to make the xml output more readable, a second module 
"xmlprettyprinting" is included, which just contains ons xslt that does 
xml indenting, and a sitemap to make it available. i'm using this thing 
all over the place, and it felt wrong to have multiple copies of it, 
hence the module.

open issues:

1. this package contains a copy of the "XML to HTML Verbatim Formatter 
with Syntax Highlighting" by oliver becker, 
it is licensed under the lgpl, so i'm told the package might not be 
suited for inclusion in the lenya repository. either we use an ant task 
to download it later, or we replace it. it's nice to have, but 

2. it's currently not clear to me how to cleanly call module resources 
from the outside. within cocoon, we have the nice 
cocoon://modules/<module> way. for external links, i'm using 
/modules/<module>/,,, atm, but this will break as soon as people run 
lenya in a non-root context. any hints on how to solve this are welcome.

3. thanks to doug chestnut i could fix the syntax highlighting, but 
caveat emptor: it works, but i have no idea why :)

4. please take a look at config/menu.xsp, but only if no small children 
are in the room. this should really be changed into a proper usecase, 
right now it's a really horror show. patches welcome.



"Open source takes the bullshit out of software."
	- Charles Ferguson on TechnologyReview.com

Jörn Nettingsmeier, EDV-Administrator
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Standort Duisburg
Mail: pol-admin@uni-due.de, Telefon: 0203/379-2736

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