On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM, Vincent Massol <vinc...@massol.net> wrote:
> Hi Clement,
>> On 23 Feb 2018, at 07:24, Clément Aubin <aubincl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi devs,
>> In October / November of last year, we integrated the Keypress JS
>> library as a replacement of OpenJS Keyboard in order to better handle
>> keyboard shortcuts in the platform and its extensions and add new
>> shortcut types (such as "sequence" shortcuts) useful for [1].
>> Moving to this library has also brought some bugs, such as XWIKI-15024
>> [2]. Currently, that bug can be fixed upstream by the library
>> maintainer, that unfortunately isn't very active on the project.
>> Choosing a library that isn't properly maintained might have been a
>> problem that we didn't really thought of when switching to Keypress JS.
>> In order not to be stuck by waiting for upstream releases, I propose
>> that we fork the library, and fix the problem raised by XWIKI-15024
>> ourselves by reviewing and integrating a patch proposed upstream, but
>> not yet merged [3]. Of course this solution has pros and cons, the main
>> downside being that we will need to maintain our fork.
>> Also note that, if we fork the project, we will have to choose either to
>> keep the source code in its original form (which is CoffeeScript [4]) or
>> to translate the code into JavaScript, which is more maintainable for
>> us, but that will probably not allow us to integrate other patches from
>> the official project branch.
>> WDYT ?
> +1 to do a quick fork to fix XWIKI-15024 because it’s a blocker so we need to 
> do whatever it takes to fix ASAP (ASAP = in 1 or 2 days).
> -1 to keep this fork. This is just painful and costly. It means we’ve picked 
> the wrong JS library for shortcuts and that we’ve picked an unmaintained one. 
> Bad choice :( Thus I’d recommend to review existing JS libraries more to try 
> to find a better one (we don’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles of 
> KeypressJS, we just need to be able to add our developer shortcuts). Imagine 
> if we had to do this for every library we pick :) That’s why we need to be 
> careful to only pick maintained libs and move away from them when they’re not 
> anymore. It’s definitely not the objective of XWiki to maintain JS code for 
> supporting shortcuts (if we can avoid it ofc, meaning that if there aren’t 
> any libs out there we won’t have the choice but we need to search again for 
> one first).
> -1 to convert to JS for now. We need to bring the minimal modification in the 
> hope that the PR we submit to Keypress JS gets reintegrated.

Same logic as Vincent. Big -1 to end up maintaining a fork of keypress
forever. It's really not critical enough for us.

> Thanks
> -Vincent
>> Thanks,
>> Clément
>> [1]
>> http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Documentation/UserGuide/Features/KeyboardShortcuts#HDevelopershortcuts
>> [2] https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-15024
>> [3] https://github.com/dmauro/Keypress/pull/137
>> [4] http://coffeescript.org/

Thomas Mortagne

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