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From Siegfried Goeschl <siegfried.goes...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Contributing Freemarker CLI ...
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:39:58 GMT
Thanks a lot :-)

Siegfried Goeschl

> On 17.01.2019, at 19:48, Daniel Dekany <ddekany@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> In principle "Who user FreeMarker?" is where such community projects
> appear, but admittedly it's not focused enough to increase visibility
> of this otherwise important category of application. Now, FMPP was
> directly under the "Tooling" menu back then, but I have removed it as
> it wasn't maintained much anymore... not like I know of alternatives
> with similar set of feature though. Now I have put that submenu back,
> but as "File-to-file transformers", and it links to both FMPP and your
> project.
> 
> Feel free to improve/replace the project description (with something
> similarly short).
> 
> As of freemarker-generator, it provides too little functionality, and
> is too specialized at the moment to include it there. I hoped the
> contributors will put some more work into it, but it seems they won't.
> My idea was that if there's an "offical" CLI/Maven/Gradle tool that's
> sufficiently flexible/generic, then it's more likely that people will
> contribute to that instead of creating their own similar but more
> specialized tools. Obviously at its current stage that won't happen.
> So anyone feels like improving it (it was discussed here how), don't
> hold yourself back.
> 
> 
> Thursday, January 3, 2019, 10:01:52 PM, Siegfried Goeschl wrote:
> 
>> Hi Daniel,
>> 
>> unfortunately I somehow missed FMPP :-(
>> 
>> What do you think about adding a “Community Projects” or “Related
>> Projects” section on the web page? 
>> 
>> * I honestly think that FMPP and “freemarker-generator” should be more easy to
find
>> * All of these projects allow visitors to play around with
>> Freemarker easily and some of the visitors will become users and maybe contributors
...
>> 
>> Having said that I would be very happy with a link - even more
>> happy as part of  a " “Community Projects” / “Related Projects” section …
>> 
>> Thanks in advance, 
>> 
>> Siegfried Goeschl
>> 
>>> On 03.01.2019, at 20:10, Daniel Dekany <ddekany@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> From a quick look, it has a somewhat similar background than FMPP had,
>>> that is, processing a whole directory of files (or just a file if
>>> that's what needed) without writing specialized Java code, and loading
>>> data from different type of sources, and "transformations". In that
>>> regard, https://github.com/apache/freemarker-generator is also
>>> similar, though it's very very simple, and there the main idea was to
>>> have some "official" Maven plugin for basic code/config generation,
>>> but the intent is that we generalize it, so that it can be called from
>>> Gradle, and command-line as well, and so that it can load from other
>>> data formats than JSON as well. Surely there's a few other similar
>>> project out there too. Obviously we shouldn't have multiple similar
>>> projects under the freemarker.apache.org umbrella, so I wonder if
>>> anything can be done about with these parallel efforts. Like in your
>>> concrete case, if you see any hope for that, merging these efforts.
>>> 
>>> But, if nothing else, certainly you can get a link from
>>> freemarker.apache.org. (I will try freemarker-cli when I find the
>>> time.)
>>> 
>>> Monday, December 31, 2018, 3:46:15 PM, Siegfried Goeschl wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>> 
>>>> I asked many moons ago about contributing a Freemarker CLI (see
>>>> https://github.com/sgoeschl/freemarker-cli) - no idea about the
>>>> outcome, can’t even find the emails :-)
>>>> 
>>>> Well, I'm still using the code and it becomes sort of mature 
>>>> 
>>>> * There is still some stuff I want to implement - mostly better
>>>> handling of hierarchical documents
>>>> * The code is currently written in Groovy but in the long run I
>>>> would like to migrate to Java or Kotlin
>>>> 
>>>> And I still somehow think my pet project is of interest for an larger audience
:-)
>>>> 
>>>> What do you think?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks in advance, 
>>>> 
>>>> Siegfried Goeschl
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Daniel Dekany
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Daniel Dekany
> 


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