WORK IN PROGRESS


Proposal number : MVC framework

Date 2008/06/19
Contact(s) heikki
Last edited

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Status draft
Assigned to release to be determined
Resources ??? Indicate if the required resources are available to complete the proposal

Overview

Short description of the improvement proposal. ...

Proposal Type

  • Type: GUI Change, Core Change, Module Change, Guideline and project governance procedures, ...
  • App: GeoNetwork
  • Module: eg. Harvester, Kernel, Data Manager, Metadata Import, Lucene Index, Search Interface ...
  • Other wiki discussions:

Voting History

  • Vote proposed by X on Y, result was +/-n (m non-voting members).

Motivations

The current configuration is .... A change to ....

GeoNetwork uses Jeeves as an MVC framework. This is considered undesirable, because Jeeves is a very unknown framework anmongst Java/J2EE developers, and it is poorly documented. This page discusses some options to replace Jeeves by some other framework.

The all-time most popular MVC framework for Java no doubt has been Struts (i.e., Struts-1); it was one of the first open source frameworks that were widely adapted by companies throughout the world and it still has the largest share of developers with experience in it.

As it was one of the first, Struts-1 suffered from various drawbacks that since then have been addressed by a plethora of other frameworks. We'll discuss what seems to be the best-known among these: Struts-2 (formerly known as Webwork), Spring MVC, and Seam.

.. to be continued ..

Proposal

An in depth proposal can be found here : link ...

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Participants

  • List of participants and role (if necessary) in current GIP