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From Daniel Dekany <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Freemarker Incubation proposal
Date Sat, 23 May 2015 00:07:10 GMT
It's kind of OT, but Freemarker *is* a single jar with no
dependencies. (All the dependencies are optional. Like if you don't
use it with Servlets, it wont look for Serlvet classes.)

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:17:47 AM, Julian Hyde wrote:

> Yes, I recently needed a lightweight templating engine (a single jar with
> no dependencies). I considered Freemarker, but rejected it. A
> freemarker-lite module would have hit the spot.
> Templating may not be sexy anymore, but it is useful for a wide variety of
> tasks, and it's not going away.
> Julian
> On May 22, 2015, at 4:04 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> As an interesting aside, increasing the scope of Freemarker might improve
> sexiness.
> Consider extending to be a Scala templating engine.  Or some similar small
> effort that ropes in a new community.
> On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:43 PM, Jacopo Cappellato <
>> wrote:
> Some misc comments on the great feedback we have received so far (thanks
> to all for your help and interest):
> * Sergio, Ralph, we are happy to have you as mentors of Freemarker. I have
> edited the proposal document to include you in the mentors group; five
> mentors is plenty, so we should be good under this aspect. Jacques, you
> offered to mentor in another thread; thanks but for mentoring it's required
> to be a member of the IPMC or of the ASF
> * I agree with Bertrand and Ted that it will be mandatory for this project
> to build a larger community: in fact we are aware about this and are
> determined to work hard to grow an healthy (even if small) community, if we
> will be accepted in the Incubator; some good ideas have been proposed in
> this thread by John and Chris about how to do this and we will discuss
> other ideas as well
> * Julian and Ralph mentioned Velocity as a somewhat similar project; it is
> definitely true that there are similarities in scope (they are both Java
> template engines) but we don't think that merging them would be a good fit
> because there are big differences in the architecture, codebase, philosophy
> and history; as you have suggested we are going to include a sentence that
> explains the relationship with Velocity in our proposal
> Regards,
> Jacopo
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