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:

Icon  Name                          Last modified      Size  Description
[DIR] Parent Directory - [DIR] 2.2/ 28-Apr-2008 13:30 - [DIR] 3.0/ 07-Jan-2010 15:12 - [DIR] BINARIES/ 05-Feb-2010 04:23 - Old binary distributions archive [TXT] KEYS 28-Jul-2008 10:00 54K [DIR] SOURCES/ 15-Jan-2008 13:57 - Source distributions archive [DIR] bricks-cms/ 08-Oct-2005 03:59 - [   ] cocoon-2.1.11-docs.tar.gz 14-Jan-2008 09:22 4.2M Documentation (Unix) [TXT] cocoon-2.1.11-docs.tar.gz.asc 14-Jan-2008 09:24 186 Documentation (Unix) [   ] 14-Jan-2008 09:23 4.3M Documentation (Win.) [TXT] 14-Jan-2008 09:24 186 Documentation (Win.) [   ] cocoon-2.1.11-src.tar.gz 31-Dec-2007 07:25 46M Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Unix, source only) [TXT] cocoon-2.1.11-src.tar.gz.asc 31-Dec-2007 07:25 186 Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Unix, source only) [   ] 31-Dec-2007 07:33 52M Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Win., source only) [TXT] 31-Dec-2007 07:33 186 Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Win., source only) [DIR] events/ 15-Jan-2008 13:00 - Materials from events [TXT] license.txt 14-Jan-2008 09:37 11K Apache Software License [DIR] subprojects/ 16-Jun-2009 17:00 -

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.