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From Rene Gielen <>
Subject Re: Struts2 jQuery Plugin - Logo
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2009 23:18:12 GMT
Musachy Barroso schrieb:
> +1 for combining efforts. Eric, could you submit the topics stuff as a
> patch for Johannes' plugin?
> I would like for us to define some strategy for this, and don't let
> drag for months. Do we all agree that bringing this into the sandbox
> is a good idea then?


> musachy
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 12:00 AM, Obinna<> wrote:
>> I agree with Renee, Wes et al that having some kind of 'official' ajax
>> plugin is almost a requirement for a serious UI framework as serious now.
>> I've used ajax feature pretty heavily on the last 4 projects (all using
>> struts) I've worked on. The first two using dojo, and the last two using a
>> homegrown jquery integration which has turned into my plugin that Wes
>> referred to. I am a fairly heavy user of jquery now and would certainly
>> provide support a struts plugin. I am very impressed by Johannes' plugin
>> especially considering how quickly/solidly it's come together. I think as
>> Wes said, we should combine our efforts together now to provide something we
>> can all support together. For example, while Johannes' plugin focuses
>> heavily on interface features/ widgets and effects, mine focuses more on the
>> event handling and integrating events between componenent or custom js code
>> (using a publish/subscribe framework). Looking at the respective code bases
>> I think that these feature sets can be combined fairly easily.
>> To summarize, I'm +! for the plugin and will help implement and support it
>> if/when approved.
>> - Eric
>> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Musachy Barroso <> wrote:
>>> I am also a jquery user, so I can help support this.
>>> musachy
>>> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Wes Wannemacher<> wrote:
>>>> [thread snip]
>>>> I looked through the code and it is fairly straightforward. There are
>>>> Components, Beans and freemarker files. I didn't notice anything overly
>>> complex
>>>> in the build process. It looks like Johannes used eclipse, but setup the
>>>> source tree just like any maven project (src/main/java,
>>> src/main/resources).
>>>> There are no unit tests that I saw, but I don't think this should block
>>> us
>>>> from bringing into the sandbox (if we do promote this to being part of
>>>> struts).
>>>> At this point, I think I am going to defer to Martin, as far as moving
>>>> forward. I think whichever way we go, I am going to volunteer to work on
>>> this.
>>>> If we bring it in to Apache, obviously I'll support it, but if we don't I
>>> will
>>>> probably start posting patches at Google Code. Personally, I'd rather see
>>> it
>>>> become part of Apache since it will gain more exposure (and transitively,
>>>> better support). I don't think it's a finished product, but it's much
>>> closer
>>>> than my plugin and will probably be easier to support than the existing
>>> ajax
>>>> plugin.
>>>> I'd like to hear back from Martin, or anyone else against adoption before
>>> I
>>>> start working on it. If we decide not to bring it in, I can respect that,
>>> but
>>>> if we do bring it in, the first thing will be to maven-ize it, and use
>>> the
>>>> struts2-plugin artifact as the parent, etc.
>>>> -Wes
>>>> --
>>>> Wes Wannemacher
>>>> Author - Struts 2 In Practice
>>>> Includes coverage of Struts 2.1, Spring, JPA, JQuery, Sitemesh and more
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