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From Daniel Dekany <>
Subject Re: Moving JBoss FreeMarker IDE (Eclipse plugin) to the ASF?
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2018 04:28:31 GMT
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:14:20 AM, Woonsan Ko wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 11:07 AM, Daniel Dekany <> wrote:
>> The only Eclipse plugin in reasonable state for editing FreeMarker
>> templates is "FreeMarker IDE", which is part of the JBoss Tools
>> project. See the top entry at
>>, and also
>> However, RedHat has deprecated and now removed the "FreeMarker IDE"
>> plugin from JBoss Tools and Devstudio. See:
>> So I think "FreeMarker IDE" should be brought over to the ASF,
>> similarly as FreeMarker-Online was. Also the Eclipse update "site"
>> should be hosted on ASF infrastructure. I have started a discussion to
>> explore this possibility, and so far it seems it's fine on their side:
>> The code is under EPL, but of course they should "contribute" the code
>> the ASF where we can replace the license with ASL2, and rename the
>> packages.
>> Technically, "FreeMarker IDE" is independent of the rest of JBoss
>> Tools, we only had to substitute (as it's not
>> in the Maven Central, it's not an acceptable dependency IMO).
>> What do you think? Will the ASF be fine with bringing over yet another
>> FreeMarker related project? Do you think it's good to do?
> I don't think there's any issue by adding a *subproject* in a top
> level project as many others do.

It would be like freemarker-online-tester, so it's a separate repo but
controlled by the FreeMarker project. From this though we will need to
do official releases (with VOTE etc.), unlike from the other

> I found a very similar example:
> -
> And, they maintain the update site at
> I guess we can do the same thing (as a subproject under FreeMarker) if
> RedHat is willing to contribute.
> Regards,
> Woonsan
>> My opinion is that the more control we have over such products, the
>> easier it is to ensure that they remain maintained and available to
>> the users.
>> --
>> Thanks,
>>  Daniel Dekany

 Daniel Dekany

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