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[WAR Product] What is the state of WAR Product? [message #878971] Wed, 30 May 2012 09:38 Go to next message
Angelo ZERR is currently offline Angelo ZERRFriend
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Hi RAP Team,

I would like know what is the state of WAR Product? Is it still again active? Since February there is none new distribution (none offense with that, I suppose you are very busy). WAR Product is a great tool but I think it should be improved again.

In my case, I have several problem (cycle, optionnal dependencies) when I try to build WAR with Spring DM and Spring Data JPA RAP Application (see http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/356475/) and I tell me if I must create my own WAR product (already done to fix problem with cycle) but I would like avoid forking WAR Product.

Could you tell me if WAR Product will be improved soon?

I told you that because I have the intention to explain how to create WAR with the RAP Apllication explained in my article http://angelozerr.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/eclipse_spring_step10/.

But the current WAR Product fails (cycle+optionnal dependencies problem).

Many thanks for your help.

Regards Angelo
Re: [WAR Product] What is the state of WAR Product? [message #880111 is a reply to message #878971] Fri, 01 June 2012 12:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Holger Staudacher is currently offline Holger StaudacherFriend
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Hi Angelo,
Currently the priority of the war products is pretty low for us. I plan to fix the issues you mentioned for Juno SR1. But as I said the priority is low, so I can't make promises.

In the meantime I recommend to use tycho. To setup a build is pretty much straight forward. I also have some example online you can use:

https://github.com/eclipsesource/rap-mobile-demos
https://github.com/hstaudacher/org.eclipse.rap.build.examples

HTH,

Cheers Holger
Re: [WAR Product] What is the state of WAR Product? [message #880632 is a reply to message #880111] Sat, 02 June 2012 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Angelo ZERR is currently offline Angelo ZERRFriend
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Hi Holger,

Many thank's for your reply. I think I will create my own WAR Product for the moment that you will able to download in my future article. I will try to send patches if I have time to improve it.

Regards Angelo
Re: [WAR Product] What is the state of WAR Product? [message #880711 is a reply to message #880632] Sat, 02 June 2012 19:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Benjamin Wolff is currently offline Benjamin WolffFriend
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Hi,

I'm also a bit surprised, that the WAR build is handled rather "stepmotherly" by RAP. I mean, at the end of the day, probably most people deploy their applications as WAR files, especially in an enterprise environment?! To my mind, it is such an essential, that I'm surprised that RAP does not provide a nicely integrated mechanism for that. Why is it necessary to go down the path with Tycho or adapt example projects? The WAR product tooling is probably the most integrated approach. Unfortunately, development is rather "low priority", as you phrased it, so there are some missing features or even showstoppers.

Of course, there is no problem to use other default build chains, a developer should be able to master that! But from own experience, when starting with rap 5 years ago, the way to get a deployable WAR was long and can be quite a hurdle until everything runs smooth ;).

But I'm confident that we'll see some improvement in the future that makes the brilliant RAP framework even more user friendly ;).

Cheers,
Ben




Am 02.06.2012 15:55, schrieb Angelo ZERR:
> Hi Holger,
>
> Many thank's for your reply. I think I will create my own WAR Product for the moment that you will able to download in my future article. I will try to send patches if I have time to improve it.
>
> Regards Angelo
Re: [WAR Product] What is the state of WAR Product? [message #881281 is a reply to message #880711] Mon, 04 June 2012 09:19 Go to previous message
Ralf Sternberg is currently offline Ralf SternbergFriend
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Hi Ben,

you are invited to help making the improvements you require, e.g. you
can fork the libra project on github and contribute your changes back.

Who do you think is responsible for making the changes you'd like to
see? Holger, who created the tool as a Google summer of code student?
The RAP developers in their spare time? EclipseSource, the company that
invests year after year of development in RAP and gives the framework
away for free?

Please don't forget that open source doesn't work without participation.

Regards, Ralf


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