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From "Christoph Sauer" <>
Subject AW: What is the status of the development to support Creole?
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:35:56 GMT
I've uploaded a external implementation of the filter (binaries and
sourceode at

I also changed the documentation at which reflects that
the filter will now be externally maintained (outside the core)

The code has the current status of the filter in the JSPWiki core.
In the source you will find an experimental JSPWikiToCreole converter. 
This will hopefully enable us to convert JSPWiki repositories (also mixed
mode ones) to Creole once we have a native parser. I haven't tested it
myself however, but it shows that we are preparing for the time after the
filter ;) Use at your own risk.

>What puzzles me is why is it looking for the plugin 'ImagePro' if I
>configured 'Image'. May that be related to the problem?

I've added a debug var <<$creolepagefilter.imageplugin>> that let you find
out what image plugin is used, if it displays "Image" everything should be
fine, "ImagePro" was just an experimental name like ImageX to see if it
would work to switch Image display implementations. Please install the new
external filter and tell me if this displays something else than you defined

in your properties...


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Auftrag von Jorge Ferrer
Gesendet: Freitag, 1. Februar 2008 15:32
Betreff: Re: What is the status of the development to support Creole?

Hi Christoph,

Thanks a lot for your answer. Knowing that you are still interested in
JSPWiki's support for Creole is very good news indeed.

Please, find some answers to your comments below.

> [..]
> The bottom line is that I WILL sooner or later implement a native renderer
> for it, if nobody else does. I've worked for more than a year now with
> creole and I don't want to go back to JSPWiki markup anymore. I really
> it and it is much easier to convince people to use it because you can say
> "it's almost like Wikipedia markup, just without it's inconsistencies"

Yup, fully agreed :)

> However since the filter works fine for us right now I have other more
> important issues to work on - mainly operational issues with our
> increasingly large base of wiki installations, convincing people that a
> is a wiki even if the layout does not look like Wikipedia, and last but
> least - fundraising. Missing funding is actually what keeps me away from
> doing the interesting stuff, like a Creole renderer.

I know exactly what you mean. Liferay Portal is Open Source too and we
some times depend on companies funding the developments. In fact the
integration of JSPWiki to support Creole is being funded by a company.
I hope that with this work we'll also help increase the visibility of
Creole and maybe that will bring more funding to support it natively.
If that happens, I'll let you know.

> Jorge, I've added a section know issues to [[JSPWiki:CreolePageFilter]].

Thanks, that's very useful.

> All your mentioned points are know Issues except the Image problem. Did
> check if the you used the right imagePlugin declaration in the properties?

I copied the contents from the wiki directly to my
file. Specifically for the image configuration I have: = Image

But when testing Creole with the TestCase from it
doesn't work and I see this in the logs (sorry, part of it is in

14:29:59,275 INFO  [JSPWikiMarkupParser:1411] Failed to insert plugin:
No se pudo encontrar el plugin ImagePro

What puzzles me is why is it looking for the plugin 'ImagePro' if I
configured 'Image'. May that be related to the problem?

Best Regards,

Jorge Ferrer
Software Architect
Liferay, Inc.
Enterprise. Open Source. For Life.

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