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Apache Cocoon 2.2.0 Released

Apache Cocoon 2.2.0 Released

  The Apache Cocoon Community is proud to announce the release of 
  Cocoon 2.2.0.

  Apache Cocoon is a Spring-based framework (since version 2.2 of
  Cocoon) built around the concepts of separation of concerns and
  component-based development.

  Cocoon implements these concepts around the notion of component
  pipelines, each component on the pipeline specializing on a particular

  Cocoon 2.2 introduces the idea of blocks. A block is the unit of
  modularization in Cocoon, allowing the framework to be built upon. (in
  comparison: Eclipse uses the term plugins, OSGi uses bundles).
  Everything that goes beyond what Cocoon provides in its core modules
  (Spring integration, sitemap and pipeline implementation) is provided as
  block (see below). Custom Cocoon applications are also developed as
  blocks. A block can provide the following additional features:

    * general servlet services (any servlet can be managed by the Cocoon
      servlet-service framework),
    * special services that provide pipelines as services,
    * component services (Spring beans, Avalon services/components),
    * a container for classes and resources.

  A block is packaged as a Java archive (jar) following certain
  conventions concerning the directory structure.

  To read more information about the new features within Cocoon 2.2.0
  please go to:  http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/1420_1_1.html.

  Alternatively for more information about Apache Cocoon 2.2, 
  please go to, please go to http://cocoon.apache.org or follow our 
  getting started guide at http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/1159_1_1.html.

  The release artifacts are available from the central Maven repository
  (http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/) or you can download them from the
  distribution area (http://cocoon.apache.org/1284_1_1.html).

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  Additionally we are pround to announce some additional releases:


  * Cocoon Servlet-Service Framework 1.0.0
    The Servlet Service Famework makes it easy to use servlets as
    components which can communicate with each other. The current
    implementation is based on Spring 2.5. 
    There are no dependencies on Cocoon core libraries at all.


  * Cocoon Configuration 1.0.2
    The Cocoon Configuration subproject provides basic support for
    configuring web applications. Its current implementation, the Spring
    Configurator, is a useful component providing support in common
    configuration issues when using the Spring framework. 
    There are no dependencies on Cocoon core libraries at all.


  Additional Cocoon 2.2.0 BLOCKS

  * Cocoon Ajax 1.0.0
    Partial page and form reloads


  * Cocoon Apples 1.0.0
    Pure Java implementations of controller logic.

  * Cocoon Auth 1.0.0
    Authentication and authorization of pipelines and control-flow based
    Cocoon applications.


  * Cocoon Batik 1.0.0
    Create Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) using Cocoon pipelines.


  * Cocoon Captcha 1.0.0
    A reader to create CAPTCHAs


  * Cocoon Database 1.0.0
    Direct usage of relational databases with sitemap components.


  * Cocoon Database Bridge 1.0.0
    Databases bridge allows you to use datasources defined as
    Spring-beans in Avalon components.


  * Cocoon Flowscript 1.0.0
    Flowscript is a continuation-based implementation of Cocoon control
    flow based on Rhino (Javascript/ECMAScript).


  * Cocoon FOP 1.0.0
    Use Apache FOP, an XSL-FO driven print formatter to render pages to
    PDF or Postscript.


  * Cocoon Forms 1.1.0
    Cocoon has an advanced forms framework. Together with Flow and
    JXTemplates, Cocoon Forms (or CForms) provides a solid basis for
    building interactive web applications. Cocoon Forms handles complex
    use cases while still being simple enough to be used by
    non-Java-programmers who want to add forms to their site.


  * Cocoon Hsqldb-Client 1.0.0
    JDBC access of a Hsql database


  * Cocoon Hsqldb-Server 1.0.0
    Start a Hsql database server as part of your Cocoon application.


  * Cocoon HTML 1.0.0
    Generators to deal with HTML.


  * Cocoon Linkrewriter 1.0.0
    Transformers to rewrite all elements containing links.


  * Cocoon Mail 1.0.0
    Sitemap components to send emails.


  * Cocoon Template 1.1.0
    XML-based templating



  * Cocoon Maven plugin 1.0.0-M2
    The Cocoon Maven plugin contains several goals that make the life of
    software developers easier, e.g. support for running blocks as
    webapps or support for patching the web.xml at deployment time.


  * Cocoon Block Archetype 1.0.0
    This archetype creates a Cocoon block that comes with some
    small samples.


  * Cocoon Plain-Block Archetype 1.0.0
    Use this archetype to create the simplest possible Cocoon block.


  * Cocoon Webapp Archetype 1.0.0
    Use this archetype to create a web application that is configured to
    host Cocoon blocks.


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