Working with Cocoon Blocks needs management tools to build and to deploy them. WARNING: Currently those tools are under development in http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/cocoon/whiteboard/ (block-builder and block-deployer) and they are not (fully) functional.
Following documents are written as user documentation but as the functionality doesn't exist it should be considered as some kind of specification.
If you're interested in technical details of the implementation, checkout following documents:
And finally a document proposing a (smooth) migration strategy from the current build system to a block-centric one: