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From "David Solis" <dso...@legosoft.com.mx>
Subject RE: 2.4/3.0 update
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2003 21:51:28 GMT
I can help to write some JUnit test cases and to port the Component
Reference to new syntax.

What is the strategy to test the JSP integration? Is it time for cactus?

Is there any news about my cvs account?

David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Howard M. Lewis Ship [mailto:hlship@attbi.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 3:13 PM
> To: Tapestry-Dev
> Subject: 2.4/3.0 update
> 
> Just checked in the changes to the way URLs are built; Tapestry
basically
> combines the service and context query parameters into one (service).
So
> you end up with URLs like:
> 
> .../app?service=page/Foo
> 
> Shorter, more readable URLs.  Updated the whole test suite.  Still
over
> 80%
> coverage!
> 
> I've been tweaking the code, scattered throughout the framework, that
> provides locations for exceptions.  It's worked really well, I've been
> developing lots of pages and components as examples for the book, and
my
> own
> productivity has skyrocketed with this change!
> 
> I'm personally signed on to naming Tapestry NextGen as Tapestry 3.0,
it's
> good marketing and probably more accurate given the vast nature of the
> changes.  Someone should put it to a vote (hint: someone else should
run
> things for a change).
> 
> I hate HTML layout.  Ever notice how on the Palette component, there's
> often
> a gap betwene the "move up" and "move down" buttons?
> I finally got rid of that, but had to do it by setting the column
width
> for
> that column.  I then removed the <br>'s that used to separate the
images.
> Looks good, but problematic if you replace the images with different
sized
> ones (had to add a parameter to Palette to control that width).
> 
> I would love it if some of you would step up to the bat and help with
any
> of
> this stuff.  For example, there's a backlog of simple bugs for the web
> site
> (wrong links to mailing lists, etc.).  Andy Oliver could use some help
> getting Tapestry to build under Gump.  dIoN was looking at Mavenizing
> Tapestry.  We probably should use some kind of XML->HTML pipeline to
> generate the web site documentation and the component reference.  Neil
> needs
> help and feedback on the tutorial.  I could use some help finishing
the
> JUnit test suite (90% is reachable, 95% not unreasonable).
> 
> Also, I'm very excited about the "line precise exception reporting" in
CVS
> right now and would love to see another interrum release to give it
some
> exposure. I've had associates tell me they would use Tapestry soley
> because
> of the exception report ... and that was before this new feature!  I
don't
> remember seeing anything this useful in any tool I've used, open or
> closed,
> outside of language compilers.
> 
> So, what should the next release be (and when)? 2.4-alpha-5?
2.4-beta-1?
> 3.0-alpha-5? 3.0-beta-1?
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Howard M. Lewis Ship
> Creator, Tapestry: Java Web Components
> http://jakarta.apache.org/proposals/tapestry
> 
> 
> 
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