On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 11:07 AM, Daniel Dekany <ddek...@apache.org> 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
> https://freemarker.apache.org/editors.html, and also
> https://github.com/jbosstools/jbosstools-freemarker.
> However, RedHat has deprecated and now removed the "FreeMarker IDE"
> plugin from JBoss Tools and Devstudio. See:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49072160/why-is-freemarker-ide-in-eclipse-oxygen-jboss-tools-4-5-2-final-deprecated
> https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBIDE-25736
> 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:
> http://lists.jboss.org/pipermail/jbosstools-dev/2018-March/subject.html
> 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 org.jboss.tools:parent (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?
I don't think there's any issue by adding a *subproject* in a top
level project as many others do.
I found a very similar example:
- http://directory.apache.org/studio/installation-in-eclipse.html

And, they maintain the update site at http://directory.apache.org/studio/update.

I guess we can do the same thing (as a subproject under FreeMarker) if
RedHat is willing to contribute.



> 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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