This is where to find the software developed by the Apache Cocoon Project.

The latest release of Apache Cocoon is 2.1.11. Most parts, especially the core can be considered as very stable. Some parts exist that must be considered as alpha, especially those blocks which are marked as such. Previous releases of Apache Cocoon 1 and 2 can be found in the archive at

Important Notes:

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[DIR] Parent Directory - [DIR] 2.2/ 29-Apr-2008 02:00 - [DIR] 3.0/ 20-Jun-2011 19:10 - [DIR] BINARIES/ 05-Feb-2010 17:53 - Old binary distributions archive [TXT] KEYS 11-Jun-2011 19:25 57K [DIR] SOURCES/ 16-Jan-2008 02:27 - Source distributions archive [   ] cocoon-2.1.11-docs.tar.gz 14-Jan-2008 21:52 4.2M Documentation (Unix) [TXT] cocoon-2.1.11-docs.tar.gz.asc 14-Jan-2008 21:54 186 ASC Signature [   ] 14-Jan-2008 21:53 4.3M Documentation (Win.) [TXT] 14-Jan-2008 21:54 186 ASC Signature [   ] cocoon-2.1.11-src.tar.gz 31-Dec-2007 19:55 46M Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Unix, source only) [TXT] cocoon-2.1.11-src.tar.gz.asc 31-Dec-2007 19:55 186 ASC Signature [   ] 31-Dec-2007 20:03 52M Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Win., source only) [TXT] 31-Dec-2007 20:03 186 ASC Signature [DIR] events/ 05-Apr-2011 11:21 - Materials from events [TXT] license.txt 14-Jan-2008 22:07 11K Apache Software License [DIR] subprojects/ 17-Jun-2009 05:30 -

NOTE: Starting with 2.1 we only release a source distribution. This issue was discussed on the developer list. Using this source distribution is really easy and avoids most of the common pitfalls of the binary distribution. See further explanation.

NOTE: Cocoon includes all the packages required to run out of the box (included Xerces, Xalan and FOP) so you don't need to download anything else to start.

NOTE: For earlier versions of Cocoon (which did have binary distributions). Due to the incompatibilities between JDK 1.3 and JDK 1.4, you have to choose between a binary version targeted for JDK 1.2/1.3 and a version specially targeted for JDK 1.4 ( Using a build targeted for one JVM on a different JVM may result in runtime errors). Now you see why a source release is easier for everyone.