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From Randika Navagamuwa <randikanavagam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Willing to contribute to Apache Free Marker
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:56:47 GMT
Hi all,

What is the most preferred way of debugging FM3 while developing?

Regards,


*Randika Navagamuwa,*

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On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 10:44 AM, Randika Navagamuwa <
randikanavagamuwa@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Woonsan,
>
>  Thanks a lot for the detailed clarification. I'll look into these and get
> back to you.
>
> Regards,
> Randika
>
>
> *Randika Navagamuwa,*
>
> *Software Engineer,*
> *AdroitLogic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.*
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> On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 12:56 AM, Woonsan Ko <woonsan@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Randika,
>>
>> Welcome! :-)
>> Regarding the Spring Framework integration support, we have made some
>> progress in "3" branch:
>> - https://github.com/apache/incubator-freemarker/tree/3
>>
>> There is also a brief summary what has been done so far:
>> - https://github.com/apache/incubator-freemarker/blob/3/FM3-
>> CHANGE-LOG.txt#L501
>>
>> Basically, basic view resolver support and spring bean wiring has been
>> done. Also, basic directive and function models to replace Spring JSP
>> Taglibs were done. So, I would say Spring Framework integration with
>> FreeMarker 3 is kind of working already with basic directives/functions
>> support already, but we need to add more to support form directives, too.
>> I think I've implemented about half of directive and function models to
>> replace Spring Framework Form JSP Taglibs as well. I still need to add
>> directives to replace OptionsTag, CheckboxesTag, RadioButtonsTag,
>> CheckboxTag and RadioButtonTag. Of course, even after we add the remaining
>> form models, we have to pass thorough testing and validation on potential
>> issues (e.g, escaping issue).
>>
>> I hope you take a look around those and understand how the
>> directives/functions work in FM3.
>> I'm looking forward to working with you, getting insights and sharing
>> thoughts! :-)
>>
>> You can build the branch with Gradle and you can browse the unit tests as
>> well. Here are some links:
>> - To build: https://github.com/apache/incubator-freemarker/blob/
>> 3/README.md#building-freemarker
>> - Test cases under https://github.com/apache/incubator-freemarker/tree/3/
>> freemarker-spring/src/test/. And you will see test .ftlh file resources
>> under https://github.com/apache/incubator-freemarker/tree/3/
>> freemarker-spring/src/test/resources/META-INF. too.
>>
>> Please feel free to ask anything. You can start forking and creating a
>> pull request if anything is ready.
>> Finally, you can also browse old threads from here:
>> - https://lists.apache.org/list.html?dev@freemarker.apache.org
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Woonsan
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 2:07 PM, Randika Navagamuwa <
>> randikanavagamuwa@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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,*
>>>
>>> *Software Engineer,*
>>> *AdroitLogic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.*
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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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