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From Taher Alkhateeb <>
Subject Re: Moving JBoss FreeMarker IDE (Eclipse plugin) to the ASF?
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:23:18 GMT
Great idea. Love to help if I can

On Mar 7, 2018 7:08 PM, "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:
> freemarker-ide-in-eclipse-oxygen-jboss-tools-4-5-2-final-deprecated
> 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?
> 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

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