Well, I'm using the wicket.extensions.markup.html.repeater.data.table
packages and wicket.extensions.markup.html.repeater.data.DataView but
that's because I got familiar with them via phonebook & I'm getting
the data I'm showing from a DB, whereas I've not done very much at all
with ListViews, so it's no help in deciding between them!


On 10/08/06, Eelco Hillenius <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Ok, regardless of this case then... I'd be interested to hear what
> people think in general about ListViews vs repeaters (package
> wicket.extensions.markup.html.repeater and kids)? Are repeaters a
> better solution in general/ only for certain cases (database) or just
> different?
> I'm asking this because if enough people think repeaters do provide a
> better alternative, we should soft-deprecate ListView and start
> promoting the repeaters more. Now would be a good time, specifically
> because 2.0 is still open for changes and I would use them in favor of
> ListViews in Wicket In Action.
> Speak up please, everyone :)
> Eelco
> On 8/10/06, Igor Vaynberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > i dont think this is a problem with listview. i think joni misunderstood
> > what setreuseitems() did and that even with pull models it makes sense. in
> > this particular case dataview would suffer the exact same problems as the
> > listview save one - you will not forget to override getlistitemmodel()
> > because it is part of the idataprovider interface. but even with a dataview
> > you would have to set an item reuse strategy which is equivalent to calling
> > setreuseitems(true) on the listview. in dataview, same as the listview, the
> > items would be recreated, etc - thats just the nature of repeaters in
> > wicket.
> >
> > -Igor
> >
> >
> >
> > On 8/10/06, Eelco Hillenius <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >
> >  > I'm gradually getting to a conclusion that ListView sucks, and should be
> > > replaced with something more robust.
> >
> > It does suck that about 25% of the problems people have with Wicket
> > seems to come from the ListView.
> >
> > What do you think about the repeater packages? I'm still using
> > ListViews myself mostly; they do the job for me. But Igor created them
> > out of frustration with ListViews (and that was a long time ago). If
> > more people think repeaters are a better solution than ListViews,
> > maybe we should consider putting ListView more in the background (e.g.
> > red rid of them in examples and more specifically Wicket In Action),
> > and getting some repeaters over to the core project for Wicket 2.0.
> >
> > If there was ever a time to 'fix' this, it's now.
> >
> > Eelco

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