(see also LatestRelease).
You might have heard of the famous "2.1dev CVS version" but you don't know how to get it? Read on...
Make it yourself easy
What you need
- a CVS client
- a java 1.3.x or later compiler (JDK)
- some experience with running commands at the command-line
Follow the instructions under "Step-by-step cvs instructions for..." in http://cocoon.apache.org/2.1/installing/index.html.
If your firewall prevents you from accessing CVS in the usual way see CvsAndFirewalls.
Except for the following:
- Cocoon 2.1 includes its own servlet container for testing, you don't necessarily need to install Tomcat or another servlet container.
The current CVS module name is cocoon-2.1 and not cocoon-2.0 (if you want to get the 2.1 code that is).
This will allow you to get a fresh copy of the latest Cocoon code, straight from the horse's mouth, without any warranty as to its functionality. It might even not compile at times. You've been warned.
Compiling and running
After checking out the CVS code, see the INSTALL.txt file in the top-level directory of the source code.