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From jean-frederic clere <>
Subject Re: Someone wants to help with the JBoss IDE plugin?
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:46:39 GMT
On 04/07/2016 01:32 AM, Daniel Dekany wrote:
> I'm not sure what do you mean. The latest version is always here, but
> I can't tell users to build it themselves:

hm I think I will ask my jbosstools colleagues how to go forward. My
understanding is that they pick eclispe stuff and later put it in the
our IDE.



> Thursday, April 7, 2016, 1:24:40 AM, John D. Ament wrote:
>> What if you just push eclipse plugins and skip jboss ide?
>> On Apr 6, 2016 19:22, "Daniel Dekany" <> wrote:
>>> Someone could still figure out if we can legally offer our own JBoss
>>> FreeMarker IDE build for download, and how is it best to distribute
>>> (like should we host our own update site somewhere?).
>>> Why? As I have said earlier, FreeMarker IDE fixes get into JBoss IDE
>>> releases with quite big delay. Like I have some 4 months old pull
>>> requests, quite simple ones, but none of them is merged in yet. I have
>>> asked about it, and was told that maybe they will find time reviewing
>>> them for the JBoss IDE release for Eclipse Neon. I guess that will be
>>> a few more months. So, we could release updates with a half a year
>>> less delay or such, which is clearly significant.
>>> Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:10:08 AM, Daniel Dekany wrote:
>>>> So it's on, but...
>>>> - I just want to emphasize that it's quite important for the success
>>>>   of the project. People need to edit the templates with something,
>>>>   and efficiently. For you convenience, the pending Jira issues:
>>>> - You can help even if you aren't into Eclipse plugin development! A
>>>>   problem is currently that the release of the plugin seems to be
>>>>   bound to the release of the JBoss Tools project which is very
>>>>   infrequent for our purpose. Maybe the fixes should just be
>>>>   back-ported into the previous JBoss Tools branch too solve that, and
>>>>   that's not done, but I really don't know. In any case, currently,
>>>>   FreeMarker IDE release cycles are way too slow [*]. A solution for
>>>>   this should be figured out, and discussed with the JBoss Tools guys.
>>>>   Like, just as an example, maybe we should set up our own plugin
>>>>   update site, and do the builds ourselves, but then legal issues has
>>>>   to be considered, and if that could interfere with the JBoss Tools
>>>>   installation of the users.
>>>> *: For example, I have asked to increase the FreeMarker version in
>>>>    2.3.23. And sure it was done in the repo quickly (thanks to Denis
>>>>    Golovin who has also squashed several FreeMarker IDE bugs), but
>>>>    it's scheduled for JBoss Tools 4.4.0. That, I guess, is about 12
>>>>    months away! Until that, FreeMarker IDE won't handle the new
>>>>    features of 2.3.23, which was released months ago. Or, FreeMarker
>>>>    IDE was pretty much unusably broken in 4.2.0. Months ago, it was
>>>>    fixed, and now its quite usable. Big difference. But for most user
>>>>    that will only become visible in 4.3.0, which is has only entered
>>>>    CR1 state not very long ago. Now, it all could be kind of OK, if
>>>>    there were JBoss IDE dependencies in FreeMarker IDE, or the other
>>>>    way around, but as far as I see there's pretty much none. So
>>>>    technically FreeMarker IDE could be released independently.
>>> --
>>> Thanks,
>>>  Daniel Dekany

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