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From Randika Navagamuwa <randikanavagam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Willing to contribute to Apache Free Marker
Date Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:07:17 GMT
Hi Dianel and Angelo,

Thanks for the information. Yes, Eclipse Che uses LSP4J and I'm interested
in that, but I'm more interested in supporting frameworks and IDE-s. I've
gone through the provided link regarding FM3 but still, there are lot
things which I don't understand properly. You have mentioned that Woonsan
Ko has already implemented a lot of Spring integration. I would love to
take a look at his code so we can figure out what should/can be improved.

At the moment, I haven't decided on what I want to do in this project.
Still, I'm trying to understand how can I be a help to FM, so I'm open to
any suggestion.

I've gone through the issue[1] created by Angelo and I would love to know
the opinion of others as well. My personal preference is to go with the
first solution which is to "Create a custom parser".

[1] https://github.com/angelozerr/freemarker-languageserver/issues/1

Regards,


*Randika Navagamuwa,*

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On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 10:00 PM, Angelo zerr <angelo.zerr@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Randika,
>
> If you are interested to work on the Freemarker Language Server
> https://github.com/angelozerr/freemarker-languageserver, it should be
> really fantastic.
>
> Today I have just managed to support validation (publishDiagnostics), but
> for advanced features like completion, outline, etc we must have the
> capability to have a Freemarker AST even if the content of ftl is not
> valid.
>
> I have created an issue for that
> https://github.com/angelozerr/freemarker-languageserver/issues/1 Don't
> hesitate to add your comment. Thanks!
>
> Hope you could be interested.
>
> Regard's Angelo
>
> 2018-03-17 16:57 GMT+01:00 Daniel Dekany <ddekany@apache.org>:
>
> > Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:34:11 PM, Randika Navagamuwa wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > >         I'm from Sri Lanka and currently, I'm working as a Senior
> > Software
> > > Engineer at AdroitLogic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd [1]. During my undergraduate
> > > period, I've contributed to some open source projects including Eclipse
> > Che
> > > [2].
> >
> > Speaking of Eclipse... we had a bit of a problem with the old Eclipse
> > editor plugin (at JBoss Tools), which it sparked this new one using
> > LSP4J (also used by Che AFAIK; not sure how syntax highlighting parts
> > works there): https://github.com/angelozerr/lsp4e-freemarker
> >
> > If you are interested in that, let me know.
> >
> > > For some time I couldn't actively participate in any open source
> > > projects and I thought of getting back to it.
> > >
> > >       After going through some Apache projects I found Free Marker
> > > really interesting. I'm interested in taking part in "*FreeMarker
> Spring
> > > MVC integration.
> > >
> > > Please let me know how to contribute to this.
> >
> > So first of all, glad to hear that you are interested. We need that a
> > lot, especially when it comes to supporting frameworks and IDE-s.
> >
> > Now, there are two main development branches:
> >
> > - FreeMarker 2: This is the one that's actually used in production,
> >   for 15 years or so. Be prepared for remnants of 2000-s cowboy
> >   coding <-;, and complications and restrictions for keeping backward
> >   compatibility.
> >
> >   The Spring support was made very long ago by someone who, I don't
> >   remember ever talked to the FM developers (I was already around in
> >   that times). My brief interactions with it has shown that it's not
> >   very good, and it's quite abandoned. Now, the main problem is that
> >   it's at Spring, not here. So I'm not sure if writing patches to them
> >   is the better, or starting over here. Though I'm certain that the
> >   last is much more fun, and you have more freedom to figure out the
> >   best approach to bring FM2 features and Spring together. (OTOH that
> >   will lead to FM support being removed from Spring, which is quite a
> >   loss in visibility... but we go for what's best technically.)
> >
> >   If you need new FM features during that (and certainly you will, if
> >   you are creative about it), I can do that if you find the FM2
> >   internals scary (which would be understandable).
> >
> > - FreeMarker 3: You can read about it here:
> >   https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FREEMARKER/FreeMarker+3
> >   So it's much more rewarding to work with, except that nobody uses it
> >   yet... Furthermore, Woonsan Ko (a PPMC member here) has implemented
> >   a lot of the Spring integration already, as you will find. I know
> >   there are parts missing, even trickier parts (like i10n messages
> >   that are outputFormat aware). Not sure if he wants them for himself
> >   (after all, those are the fun parts), or if he needs help elsewhere.
> >   Woonsan?
> >
> > Also, generating e-mail in Spring seems to become more and more
> > important compared to generating web pages. Just in case you are
> > interested in polishing that application as well. But really, find the
> > a part that you think you will enjoy.
> >
> > > Someone who know both well should keep an eye on this,
> > > improving it where necessary.*" which I found here [3] under "*Improve
> > > framework integration*".
> > >
> > > [1] https://www.adroitlogic.com/
> > > [2] https://www.eclipse.org/che/
> > > [3] https://freemarker.apache.org/contribute.html
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > >
> > > *Randika Navagamuwa,*
> > >
> > > *Senior Software Engineer,*
> > > *AdroitLogic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.*
> > > *www.rnavagamuwa.com <http://www.rnavagamuwa.com>*
> > > <https://www.linkedin.com/in/rnavagamuwa/> [image:
> > > https://www.facebook.com/rnavagamuwa]
> > > <https://www.facebook.com/rnavagamuwa>
> > >   <https://twitter.com/rnavagamuwa> [image:
> > > https://plus.google.com/+RandikaNavagamuwa/]
> > > <https://plus.google.com/+RandikaNavagamuwa/>
> > > <http://github.com/rnavagamuwa>
> >
> > --
> > Thanks,
> >  Daniel Dekany
> >
> >
>

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