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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: cocoon 2.3 will NOT be in java - may be in PERL
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 03:40:11 GMT
I can see you are confused. The 2.1 versions of Cocoon need to be built 
from source because that is the only way to allow you to select the 
blocks you want to use and not include the stuff you don't want. The 2.2 
version of Cocoon has fixed this, however to do that it uses Maven so 
that you only get the Cocoon dependencies you need from the Maven 
repository.  Frankly, if you haven't used Maven before I'd recommend you 
learn it even if you don't end up using Cocoon. It is a very good build 
tool and is used by a lot of Java projects.  If wasn't helpful to you then I'd 
suggest you post back with specific questions.


Mansour wrote:
> I am newbie to cocoon. I don't understand why the installation have to 
> be from source. Why not just distribute cocoon as a binary. The good 
> part about java is that we don't have to build the program, and the 
> binaries are plat form independent. Building and installing cocoon 
> somehow reminded me of "make" and "configure" in the old days of C/C++.
> Another interesting question. I understand that cocoon is great and 
> it's used for "separation of concerns" and ... and , and many other 
> things, and with little efforts and coding, it can even do my laundry 
> and walk my dog and make pizza for me. But seriously, what is't for? I 
> have built the war file, and had a look at the samples, but didn't see 
> any thing different. Again, I don't wanna get anyone mad, and I agree 
> it's the perfect technology, but where does it fit ? I can do every 
> thing  in the samples with different XSLT's. SO what's the big deal?
> About the tutorials, can I get started without using maven. Why do I 
> need to learn maven before I learn cocoon.
> The reason I need to know more about cocoon, because I was working the 
> other day with jetspeed, and then I started to play with apache lenya 
> which depends on cocoon. So I decided to have a look at cocoon, and 
> know I find myself in front of another tool (maven). Will this chain 
> ever end?? The bottom line, is there any "plain cocoon tutorial" ? If 
> not, any advice about how to start without having to read the source 
> code  ;)
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