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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: 2.2 cocoon-cli
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2008 08:09:23 GMT
On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 08:53 +0100, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> Martin Heiden wrote:
> > Reinhard,
> > 
> > Reinhard Poetz schrieb:
> > 
> >>> Will the release of cocoon 2.2 include the cocoon-cli? I noticed that
> >>> this module currently isn't included in the core's pom and istn't part
> >>> of RC2.
> >> no, 2.2.0 will most probably not ship containing a CLI. I'm sorry.
> >>
> > 
> > Will it be included in a later release or will the support be dropped
> > starting with 2.2? Well, I hope not, because there are several projects
> > like forrest or daisy which heavily rely on this feature.
> > 
> We discussed this some time ago. The outcome at that time was that the 
> cli is not really needed and a webapp with a crawling client (wget etc.) 
> is sufficient.

I started a
while ago but just finished a rewrite of it. 

"What is this?
 Droids aims to be an intelligent standalone robot
 framework that allows to create robots as plugins, which can automatically seeks out
 relevant online information based on the user's specifications. For the core I took
 formally nutch, ripped out and modified the awesome plugin/extension framework. 
 Anyhow this version will not be based on this framework but using Spring instead. 
 The main reason is that Spring has become a standard.
 Droids makes it very easy to extend robots or write a new one. 

Why was it created?
 Mainly because of personal curiosity:
 The background of this work is that Cocoon trunk does not provide a
 crawler anymore and Forrest is based on it, meaning we cannot update
 anymore till we found a crawler replacement. Getting more involved in
 Solr and Nutch I see request for a generic standalone crawler. "

> Now of course, if there is need for a cli and people are willing to work 
> on this, that's more than welcome then.

Since I just finished a basic crawler I will have a look whether I can
start to write a cocoon-cli droid. I reckon I just need some wrapper
classes to attack the old cli.

...but as Carsten points out any help welcome.

Thorsten Scherler                       
Open Source Java                      consulting, training and solutions

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