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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: Better editor support in source page of Geronimo Deployment Plan Editors
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2008 12:44:16 GMT
The syntax highlighting and outline views are great usability 
improvements.  Thanks Sainath.

No real preference on how we package the schema files, but lets try to 
keep the copies to a minimal, to reduce our maintenance overhead.


Sainath Chowdary wrote:
> Hi,
> I think the source page in our Geronimo Deployment Plan Editors is a 
> bare bones Text Editor. Instead we should support *Syntax Highlighting 
> *and *Content-Assist *which helps the developer immensely and also gives 
> a cleanly formatted view of the content in deployment plan editors.
> We need to use *StructuredTextEditor* instead of *TextEditor* which we 
> are currently using to implement all these new features without any 
> hicks by reusing the code from *Eclipse*. Also we need to add our schema 
> files to the *XML catalog* in eclipse for the content-assist to work 
> properly.
> For providing content-assist we have two options, creating a new plugin 
> with the schema files and shipping it with GEP *or* Using the schema 
> files that we already have in our JAXB model (i.e 
> org.apache.geronimo.jee.v21.JAXB),
> We just need to use the extension provided by eclipse to add files into 
> catalog. Also there are some new schema files introduced in Geronimo-2.2 
> (jetty, jetty-config, tomcat, tomcat-config), We need to add those files 
> into JAXB model and use the extension point *XMLCatalogContributions *to 
> provide content-assist in source page of Geronimo Deployment Editors.
> But the problem is that we at present don't ship the schema files with 
> our JAXB model plugin. So we need to export the schema files also which 
> will increase the size of GEP by 50KB roughly.
> So can anyone suggest which way to proceed for the schema files i.e use 
> the schema files already present in JAXB by exporting them with it or 
> ship another plugin with the schema files (which is better option 
> instead of merging functionality)
> I have already created a JIRA for this issue and attached a patch that 
> adds syntax highlighting feature.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Sainath Chowdary
> B.Tech III yr, Spring Semester
> Electronics & Communication Engg
> Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

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