Getting Started with Cocoon 2.2 Under Mac OS X Leopard (1.5)

Versions of Software Used

  • Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6
  • Maven 2.0.10

STEPS

Upgrade Maven on Leopard

Download Cocoon

Loading Cocoon Block into Eclipse

From the Command Line

mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://cocoon.apache.org

cd /Users/smetker/development/cocoon_dev/svn

mkdir getting-started-app

mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://cocoon.apache.org

Choose a number: (1/2/3): 2

Define value for groupId: : com.rwd.infomaestro

Define value for artifactId: : myBlock1

Define value for version: 1.0-SNAPSHOT: : 1.0.0

Define value for package: com.rwd.infomaestro: : com.rwd.infomaestro.myBlock1

mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://cocoon.apache.org

Choose a number: (1/2/3): 2

Define value for groupId: : com.rwd.infomaestro

Define value for artifactId: : myBlock1

Define value for version: 1.0-SNAPSHOT: : 1.0.0

Define value for package: com.rwd.infomaestro: : com.rwd.infomaestro.myBlock2

cd myBlock1

mvn eclipse:eclipse

Create the 2nd eclipse project settings


cd ../myBlock2


mvn eclipse:eclipse


cd ..



Choose a number: (1/2/3): 3

Define value for groupId: : com.rwd.infomaestro

Define value for artifactId: : myWebApp

Define value for version: 1.0-SNAPSHOT: : 1.0.0

Define value for package: com.rwd.infomaestro: : com.rwd.infomaestro.myWebApp

cd ..

In order to use blocks as dependencies you need to install them into Maven’s local repository. First go to myBlock1/ and myBlock2/ directory and execute following command:

cd myBlock1
mvn install
cd ..
mvn install


So far the web application myCocoonWebapp doesn’t have any information about the existense of the block myBlock1 and myBlock2. Change this by opening getting-started-app/myCocoonWebapp/pom.xml and add the block as dependency:

<project>
[...]
<dependencies>
<dependency>
        <groupId>com.rwd.infomaestro</groupId>
<artifactId>myBlock1</artifactId>
<version>1.0.0</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
        <groupId>com.rwd.infomaestro</groupId>
<artifactId>myBlock2</artifactId>
<version>1.0.0</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>
[...]
</project>


Running Jetty from Command Line (Jetty bundled with Cocoon block)

mvn jetty:run


Debugging Cocoon in Eclipse

Follow the instructions under this link first: Cocoon Main Site – Debugging Cocoon in Eclipse

Using the Jetty launcher is much simpler and you don’t have to create a Java project for each Cocoon application that you want to debug.If you prefer using Jetty 6, you can start Jetty as Java application from within Eclipse. For this purpose

  • download Jetty 6
  • and extract it into a directory of choice. You only have to make sure that it is not a subdirectory of an Eclipse project that is added to your Eclispe workspace.
  • now create a new Java project (e.g. “Jetty6″) in your workspace and add jetty-6.x.jar, jetty-util-6.x.jar, servlet-api.2.5.x.jar and start.jar as library dependencies (all 4 files are part of the official Jetty distribution)
  • add the project(s) that you want to debug as Project References and as Java Build Path – Projects references. This makes it necessary that these projects are added to the current workspace.
  • provide a minimal Jetty configuration file jetty-debug-cocoon.xml, e.g. in the root directory of your “Jetty6″ project
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