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From Nicolas Le Bas <m...@nlebas.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Move Tiles to the Apache Attic
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:54:51 GMT

I do not think a suitable replacement is usually considered a criteria
for moving to the attic, as per https://attic.apache.org/.

However to Scot's point, I would agree that we, as a PMC, may make some
kind of official statement about why Tiles is moving to the attic, why
it is loosing traction, and perhaps recommend one or several
alternative solutions depending on context.

Here's my shot at it, from personal experience:

In the context of a web application, I've not implemented an MVC
controller / view template on the backend for some time. Nowadays this
component belong in the browser, with at RESTful API behind it.
Definitely Angular (http://angular.io/) and React (https://reactjs.org/
) are market leaders at the moment.

Templating in Java in recent years: I've seen it used for code
generation. A couple popular examples are VertX (http://vertx.io) or
jenkin's Code DSL Plugin (https://github.com/jenkinsci/job-dsl-plugin/w
iki). I've heard it's being used for mobile (Android) apps, too, but
I'm no expert in that area. 

However the developers in these cases seem happy to use the composing
technology that comes with their chosen templating engine (MVEL,
Velocity, Freemarker, Groovy, ...). They try and keep it simple and
apply the Dependency Injection to the generated code. Tiles would apply
DI to the template themselves, but I do think the developers feel the
need to do that.

My 2 cents,

On Fri, 2018-09-21 at 15:43 -0500, Scot Meyer wrote:
> -1 
> Is there a suitable replacement?  Not quite sure yet for server side
> but movement towards Angular and React seem to be taking over and may
> negate the need for server side processing.   Commits still occur
> albeit not as frequently as it once was.    
> Scot Meyer
> > On Sep 21, 2018, at 2:20 AM, Mick Semb Wever <mck@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > Please vote on the proposal to move Apache Tiles to the Apache
> > Attic.
> > 
> > 
> > [+1] Move Tiles to the Attic
> > [ 0] Don't care
> > [-1] Don't move Tiles to the Attic.
> > 
> > 
> > The vote will be open for at least 72 hours.
> > 
> > regards,
> > Mick

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