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From James Mitchell <jmitch...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Standalone Tiles as TLP
Date Mon, 24 Apr 2006 04:41:57 GMT
I'm in the same camp on this one.  I think we (SAF1) should be  
providing a plugin that provides Tiles integration.

--
James Mitchell




On Apr 23, 2006, at 6:35 PM, Craig McClanahan wrote:

> On 4/23/06, Martin Cooper <martinc@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> On 4/23/06, Don Brown <mrdon@twdata.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> I would think it would be Tiles' responsibility to support  
>>> deployment
>>> with Struts.  In that view, Tiles would be its own project, yet  
>>> part of
>>> it would depend on struts-action.jar to provide the Struts  
>>> hooks.  In
>>> the same way, they would provide Struts Action 2 hooks, if  
>>> necessary.
>>
>>
>> This is a tough one - for me, at least. Should an independent  
>> Tiles have
>> glue code for Struts, or should it be Struts' responsibility to  
>> provide
>> the
>> glue? If we look at Velocity, the glue is over there, but we've also
>> talked
>> about it coming here. If we look at Validator, the glue is here.  
>> If we
>> look
>> at Chain, the servlet and portlet glue is over there.
>
>
> I've always thought it would be as Martin describes for Validator --
> standalone Tiles would really be standalone, and each framework  
> that wanted
> to utilize it would provide it's own glue to some particular version 
> (s) of
> Standalone Tiles.  That is what Shale already does with the  
> standalone Tiles
> stuff -- for example, Shale integrates tiles into the standard JSF
> navigation mechanism.  That's not something that it seems  
> reasonable to
> impose on a "standalone" project.
>
> My preference, at least at this time, would be for the Struts /  
> Tiles glue
>> to stay here. That will help Standalone Tiles stand on its own  
>> feet, and
>> especially help with the notion that it's now independent of  
>> Struts. Any
>> perception - real or otherwise - that Tiles is tied to Struts will be
>> detrimental to Tiles as an independent library.
>
>
> +1
>
> --
>> Martin Cooper
>
>
> Craig


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