See my comments inline:
On 13 Sep 2012, at 10:29, Hendrik Kramer <hendrik...@gmail.com> wrote:
> What I really would like to see in the future is a better integration of the Apache POI library. It could also be as a plugin, and cfspreadsheet is a start, but creating, reading and handling PDF/Word/Excel and OpenOffice files the easy way would be highly appreciated.
Makes sense, and to me, it sounds like a great project for people to get involved in extending the cfspreadsheet extension! Check it out and extend it!
> Some other things I would like to see:
> - Integration of a mailserver, so we could better track delayed email delivery bounces
Makes total sense, so it's all integrated. Security would be an issue, so you don't become a relay but something like James could be added:
> - New Coldfusion Template files that are allowed to handle only a specific subset of tags ( cfoutput/cfloop/cfif and custom tags maybe )
For views you mean? somethign like an .rt (railo template) compared to a .rct (Railo Class Template or something) ?
> - Native support for NoSQL databases (we use cfmongodb here, but a native approach would be great)
I have been looking at OrientDB http://www.orientdb.org/index.htm which does both graphs and documents.
> - cfargument type "integer" beside "Numeric/Number" (to circumvent special tests)
Then would you have double and float too?
> - Easier creation and managing of archives for deployment
Like creating WAR files for example?
> - Git integration ( to pull and install new releases from the PROD branch ) would be cool
Integration into Railo as a language feature or a way for getting the nightlies (not part of the product but more part of the process?)
> - Better charting
Something like Flot for example? Or https://code.google.com/p/charts4j/
> - htmlunformat (parses html to normal text including html entities)
Maybe also Markdown processors or something? We already have XMLParse and HTMLParse by the way :) So you could do an XSLT on it and release it as an extension?
> - new functions to return false on functions like len() and isNumeric() etc. even when the value is not available (NULL) instead of throwing an error. Makes it easier for xml parsing.
Not sure on this one, but sure, this sounds like a bug? rather than a feature :)
> We provide some SOAP webservices and "numberOfAdultsPerRoom" is
> returned as Double/Float in the WSDL which is a bit strange of course.
So do you care more about returning sensible types to WSDL?
Perhaps a wsdl:type or remote:type attribute that overrides the normal
type when used as a webservice would be useful?
My 0.02...- Better documentation. As the docs are right now, it's a bit embarrassing compared to other languages/servers. As the "Railo group" is maturing, so should the documentation.- Centralized knowledge base like the Adobe Devnet, purely for Railo. By centralizing helpful samples and articles, it can help boost the adoption of Railo.
- More event gateways out of the box (messaging, socket, wowza media server, Amazon SQS to name a few)
As you all might have heard, Railo Technologies, the company behind Railo Server is becoming larger. As part of this move, and our focusing more efforts in developing a better platform for your applications, we are forming a Technical Development Advisory Committee. The members and roles to this committee are yet to be defined but it's main focus is to look at the features and roadmap for Railo Server.This is not just a bunch of people sitting in a smoke filled room, rubbing their hands and scheming, it's users and companies and , through community liaisons, YOU!So, what would you like to see in future releases of Railo (we are thinking 4.5, 5.x, 6.x)?We appreciate your ideas of course! Do try not to say things like "a fix for bug XYZ" but more keep it to features.For example, one of the features I am thinking (and working on adding as an extension) personally is having a noSQL document and graph database already built into Railo!Now's YOUR turn!
Michael van Leest
One addition one of our clients would like to have is with Scheduled Tasks.
Here one can define an output file. It would be nice to add an append function with a rollover after a certain size or time.
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I know there was/is CFQuickDocs or something like that out there which seems to have their own copy of the CF docs, and that's been around for years and years. I always wondered how they were allowed to do that (or even if they were allowed to do it)... but it perhaps suggests that it's been that way for a while!
- htmlunformat (parses html to normal text including html entities)