Taher Alkhateeb commented on OFBIZ-8250:

Hi Jacques. Michael discovered that by default on a clean checkout of OFBiz the 
files SvnInfo.ftl and GitInfo.ftl are not generated (but they used to be 
generated during the days of Ant). So this means, on a new checkout doing 
./gradlew cleanAll loadDefault "ofbiz --start" would yield exceptions at the 
bottom of the page because of missing footer files.

The purpose of the patch designed by Michael as far as I see is to generate 
these files (empty) if they are missing to avoid this exception stack-trace in 
the user interface, and he also added a clean task to remove the files when 
calling cleanAll. So what Michael did is make things nice and automatic so that 
users don't have to worry or intentionally call svnInfoFooter and 

> SvnInfo.ftl and GitInfo.ftl are not generated by default
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFBIZ-8250
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OFBIZ-8250
>             Project: OFBiz
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: ALL APPLICATIONS
>    Affects Versions: Trunk
>            Reporter: Michael Brohl
>            Assignee: Michael Brohl
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: Upcoming Branch
>         Attachments: OFBIZ-8250-2.patch, OFBIZ-8250.patch
> The two files are not generated which results in an FTL stacktrace in the 
> footer of the backend applications.

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