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From "Pavel Sapozhnikov" <pavel.sapozhni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Tiles Wants YOU
Date Wed, 14 May 2008 13:29:27 GMT
Hi Greg and everybody else on this mailing list.

My name is Pavel Sapozhnikov and I have been using Tiles 1 together with
Struts 1 at my previous work while also experimenting with S2/Tiles2. I
really like both projects and I find them very useful for web development in
Java. I think Tiles 2 came long way from Tiles 1 and I am glad to see that.
I would love to help do some work on Tiles but lack of the knowledge of the
architecture and just simply lack of time due to my current job I might be
unable to help.

Good luck. I wish Tiles will still keep on going and when the opportunity
arises to write a java web app I will not think twice but use Tiles and


On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 6:17 PM, Greg Reddin <gredbug@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am sending this message to ensure that everyone who would like to
> help Apache Tiles move forward has the opportunity to help. If you
> have been watching the mailing lists you will have noticed that
> Antonio Petrelli has been doing a lot of work. By "a lot of work" I
> mean Antonio has done all the commits, most of the Jira updates and
> release planning, and the vast majority of mailing list support for
> quite a long time now. While we are immensely grateful for Antonio's
> contributions we would obviously like a larger group of people to
> participate in the development of this framework.
> If you are subscribed to this list then you fall into one of two
> categories: Either you are using Tiles on a regular basis for your
> daily work, or you are curious about Tiles. Either way you need to
> know that the future of Tiles depends on you. If you fall into the
> first category and you made the decision to use Tiles then you can
> help validate that decision by making the framework better. If you
> fall into the first category and you did not make the decision and you
> think Tiles sucks then you can fix that by making the framework better
> :-) If you fall into the second category then you can satisfy your
> curiosity by digging into and improving the code.
> If you're wondering where to start check out the list of open issues:
> https://issues.apache.org/struts/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-printable/temp/SearchRequest.html?&pid=10160&status=1&status=3&status=4&sorter/field=issuekey&sorter/order=DESC&tempMax=1000
> You can see here everything from the Dimensions/Kaolin incubation to
> database-driven Tiles definitions to all sorts of interesting
> enhancements. Please have a look at the list and find things that
> interest you and submit a patch. How do you submit a patch? It's quite
> simple. Here's a quick guide:
> 1. Check out the source code.
>    svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tiles/framework/trunk
>    (or appropriate repo)
> 2. Make changes required.
> 3. Use Maven to build and test your code.
> 4. Create a patch.
>    svn diff > patchfile.txt
> 5. Attach the patch file to the Jira ticket.
> If you don't see anything on the list but you have other ideas for
> Tiles we're interested in those too. Open a Jira ticket and do the
> above steps to implement your changes.
> If framework code doesn't interest you we could always use
> documentation and/or examples or even snazzy screenshots and icons.
> After you've done this a few times don't be surprised if you see an
> invitation to become a Tiles committer.
> If you still feel lost but want to help I will provide personal
> assistance (via email and/or chat) to anyone who wants to step up and
> do more but doesn't know where to start. Feel free to email me
> privately if you need such help and I will absolutely do what I can. I
> think Tiles can grow and succeed, but that necessitates the
> involvement of many people. If you are benefiting from Tiles, please
> step up and do what you can. If you are not benefiting then this is
> your opportunity to become a hero :-)
> Thanks,
> Greg

Pavel Sapozhnikov

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