Apache Tiles

Monday July 27, 2009

Tiles 2.2.0 approaching

Development of Tiles 2.2.0 is going forward with a steady pace and I hope that this version (that probably will be of Alpha quality) will be released soon.

These are the new features that Tiles 2.2.0 will have for sure:

  • Support for new template languages, namely Velocity and Freemarker.
  • Support for new evaluation language besides EL, namely OGNL and MVEL.
  • Support for Regular Expressions to express patterns in definition names (instead of using Wildcard notation).

A part of Tiles, however, will be dropped because it's becoming unmaintainable. Tiles 2.2.0 won't provide Java 1.4  retrotranslated packages and support for Servlets 2.4/JSP 2.0 (only 2.5/2.1 will be supported).

Moreover, initialization through parameters is deprecated, in favour of encouraging pure Java configuration. However, Tiles 2.2.0 still supports it for old developments (in 2.0 and 2.1) but new features introduced in 2.2 won't be available.

I hope you won't miss that :-)


Really looking forward to Freemarker integration! Also, I think support for TilesContainer hierarchies & pluggable resource loading would be a nice feature if it's not provided already--the ability to specify relative resources paths in module-specific tiles.xml files when developing larger applications would be nice. The Spring community has really benefited from Tiles, and Tiles is popular in our community. Keep up the good work and continuing to make Tiles easier to use! Keith

Posted by Keith Donald on July 27, 2009 at 07:17 AM PDT #

Thanks Keith for the comment. Can you open a JIRA issue describing your needs?

Posted by Antonio Petrelli on July 27, 2009 at 07:39 AM PDT #

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