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 18:30 - [DIR] 3.0/ 07-Jan-2010 19:12 - [DIR] BINARIES/ 05-Feb-2010 08:23 - Old binary distributions archive [DIR] SOURCES/ 15-Jan-2008 16:57 - Source distributions archive [DIR] bricks-cms/ 08-Oct-2005 08:59 - [DIR] events/ 15-Jan-2008 16:00 - Materials from events [DIR] subprojects/ 16-Jun-2009 22:00 - [TXT] cocoon-2.1.11-docs.tar.gz.asc 14-Jan-2008 12:24 186 Documentation (Unix) [TXT] 14-Jan-2008 12:24 186 Documentation (Win.) [TXT] cocoon-2.1.11-src.tar.gz.asc 31-Dec-2007 10:25 186 Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Unix, source only) [TXT] 31-Dec-2007 10:33 186 Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Win., source only) [TXT] license.txt 14-Jan-2008 12:37 11K Apache Software License [   ] KEYS 28-Jul-2008 15:00 54K [   ] cocoon-2.1.11-docs.tar.gz 14-Jan-2008 12:22 4.2M Documentation (Unix) [   ] 14-Jan-2008 12:23 4.3M Documentation (Win.) [   ] cocoon-2.1.11-src.tar.gz 31-Dec-2007 10:25 46M Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Unix, source only) [   ] 31-Dec-2007 10:33 52M Cocoon 2.1 distribution (Win., source only)

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.