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From jean-frederic clere <>
Subject Re: Someone wants to help with the JBoss IDE plugin?
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:14:02 GMT
On 04/07/2016 10:46 AM, jean-frederic clere wrote:
> 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.

Actually they would be quite happy to help, joining asking there and
following their instructions should be enough. We should get a commit
and then nightly build of the plugins easily.



> Cheers
> Jean-Frederic
>> 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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