Apache Cocoon 2.2-RC2 Released
Apache Cocoon 2.2-RC2 Released
The Apache Cocoon Community is proud to announce the second release
candidate of Cocoon 2.2.
Apache Cocoon is a Spring-based framework (since version 2.2) 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 operation.
Cocoon 2.2 introduces blocks. A block is the unit of modularization
in Cocoon (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 features:
* general servlet services (any servlet can be managed by the Cocoon
* 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.
Find information about the new features at
For more information about Apache Cocoon 2.2, please go to
http://cocoon.apache.org or follow our getting started guide at
The release artifacts are available from the central Maven repository
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Additionally we also want to announce some more releases:
* Cocoon Servlet-Service Framework 1.0.0-RC1
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 2.0. There are no dependencies on Cocoon core libraries at all.
* Cocoon Configuration 1.0.1
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.
* Cocoon Ajax 1.0.0-RC1
Partial page and form reloads
* Cocoon Apples 1.0.0-RC2
Pure Java implementations of controller logic.
* Cocoon Auth 1.0.0-RC2
Authentication and authorization of pipelines and control-flow based
* Cocoon Batik 1.0.0-RC2
Create Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) using Cocoon pipelines.
* Cocoon Captcha 1.0.0-RC2
A reader to create CAPTCHAs
* Cocoon Database 1.0.0-RC2
Direct usage of relational databases with sitemap components.
* Cocoon Flowscript 1.0.0-RC2
Flowscript is a continuation-based implementation of Cocoon control
* Cocoon FOP 1.0.0-RC2
Use Apache FOP, an XSL-FO driven print formatter to render pages to
PDF or Postscript.
* Cocoon Forms 1.0.0-RC1
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
* Cocoon Hsqldb-Client 1.0.0-RC2
JDBC access of a Hsql database
* Cocoon Hsqldb-Server 1.0.0-RC2
Start a Hsql database server as part of your Cocoon application.
* Cocoon HTML 1.0.0-RC2
Generators to deal with HTML.
* Cocoon Linkrewriter 1.0.0-RC2
Transformers to rewrite all elements containing links.
* Cocoon Mail 1.0.0-RC2
Sitemap components to send emails.
* Cocoon Template 1.0.0-RC2
* Cocoon Maven plugin 1.0.0-M1
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-RC2
This archetype creates a Cocoon block that comes with some small samples.
* Cocoon Plain-Block Archetype 1.0.0-RC2
Use this archetype to create the simplest possible Cocoon block.
* Cocoon Webapp Archetype 1.0.0-RC2
Use this archetype to create a web application that is configured to host Cocoon blocks.
The Apache Cocoon Project