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lamvak

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Jul 18, 2012, 6:47:38 AM7/18/12
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Hi
Are there any plans for updating scala-gwt? Updating to new java (1.7, or at least 1.6), but more importantly perhaps, updating to cooperate with new eclipse (say, 4.2) and newer scala / GWT?

lamvak

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Aug 22, 2012, 7:02:43 PM8/22/12
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So, no one interested?

Clint Gilbert

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Aug 22, 2012, 7:05:59 PM8/22/12
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I'm very interested in the status of scala-gwt as well.

On 08/22/2012 07:02 PM, lamvak wrote:
> Hi Are there any plans for updating scala-gwt? Updating to new java
> (1.7, or at least 1.6), but more importantly perhaps, updating to
> cooperate with new eclipse (say, 4.2) and newer scala / GWT?

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Glen Marchesani

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Aug 22, 2012, 7:18:50 PM8/22/12
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I am interested in getting a recent build working in eclipse, which I think would be step 1 of what you are proposing.

Renato Garcia

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Aug 22, 2012, 11:14:57 PM8/22/12
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+1

Lex Spoon

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Aug 23, 2012, 7:54:15 AM8/23/12
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Sorry for the lack of updates, but it looks like the existing
committers have been busy on other things lately.

It looks like no, no one is currently working on updating it for the
latest GWT and the latest Scala. That's just how it goes sometimes on
all-volunteer projects. Pull requests would be welcome....

Lex Spoon

Eric Richardson

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Aug 24, 2012, 2:33:20 PM8/24/12
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Lex,

Any news on the changes going upstream to GWT?

Eric

Clint Gilbert

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Aug 28, 2012, 12:32:01 PM8/28/12
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On 08/23/2012 07:54 AM, Lex Spoon wrote:
> It looks like no, no one is currently working on updating it for
> the latest GWT and the latest Scala. That's just how it goes
> sometimes on all-volunteer projects. Pull requests would be
> welcome....

Is the guide here:

http://scalagwt.github.com/hackersguide

up-to-date?


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Lex Spoon

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Aug 30, 2012, 10:32:32 AM8/30/12
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On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Clint Gilbert
<clint_...@hms.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Is the guide here:
>
> http://scalagwt.github.com/hackersguide
>
> up-to-date?

I believe so. If it's not, then we should update it and/or update it
to link to something newer.

Lex

Marc Esquerrà

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Sep 1, 2012, 11:07:51 AM9/1/12
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As Glen mentioned, maybe the first step should be to make what is developed until now to work with the latest Eclipse versions. Using Eclipse 4.2, I tried the installation described in  http://scalagwt.github.com/ide/ and the forked "Scala IDE for Eclipse" can not be installed for what it seams a simple dependencies issue.

I can try to fix it, if I find in which repository to look.

lamvak

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Sep 1, 2012, 2:05:45 PM9/1/12
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That would be awesome.

Lex Spoon

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Sep 16, 2012, 10:48:16 AM9/16/12
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On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Marc Esquerrà <esqu...@w3d.cc> wrote:
> As Glen mentioned, maybe the first step should be to make what is developed
> until now to work with the latest Eclipse versions. Using Eclipse 4.2, I
> tried the installation described in http://scalagwt.github.com/ide/ and the
> forked "Scala IDE for Eclipse" can not be installed for what it seams a
> simple dependencies issue.
>
> I can try to fix it, if I find in which repository to look.

I'm not sure, either. It might be that Grzeg, or someone else, built
it by hand....

Lex

Lex Spoon

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Sep 16, 2012, 10:56:21 AM9/16/12
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I have surveyed where we are. While volunteers would be welcome for
anything, my feel is that merging the GWT patch is the next major
milestone. As such, for anyone just looking for a way to volunteer,
work on the GWT patch would be most welcome.

Here are some specific things we need to do:

- Create a GWTTestCase that includes a .jribble file.
- Ppdate the patch to the latest version of GWT. We're currently using
a fork of GWT from at least five months ago.
- Make sure that non-draft compiles work.
- Make sure that super-dev mode works.

Am I missing anything for the GWT patch?

Again, volunteers for anything would be welcome. I just see the GWT
patch being the next big milestone.

Lex

Simon Ochsenreither

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Sep 16, 2012, 2:46:40 PM9/16/12
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That would be absolutely great!

The absence of an easily installable IDE solution is a huge roadblock for people wanting to try it (from my experience).

Seeing that the control of GWT was transferred to a multi-project/-corporation entity a few months ago, it might be a bit easier to get code merged than during Google's reign.

Grzegorz Kossakowski

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Sep 19, 2012, 3:13:16 PM9/19/12
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On 28 August 2012 18:32, Clint Gilbert <clint_...@hms.harvard.edu> wrote:
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On 08/23/2012 07:54 AM, Lex Spoon wrote:
> It looks like no, no one is currently working on updating it for
> the latest GWT and the latest Scala. That's just how it goes
> sometimes on all-volunteer projects. Pull requests would be
> welcome....

Is the guide here:

http://scalagwt.github.com/hackersguide

up-to-date?

Yes, I believe it's up-to-date.

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Grzegorz Kossakowski

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Sep 19, 2012, 3:16:27 PM9/19/12
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Yes, I built it by hand from this branch:


As you can see those commits that allowed me to build with our fork of Scala compiler where rather trivial. I don't know if that could be redone with recent version of Scala IDE. Let's discuss this in another thread I started.

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Grzegorz Kossakowski

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Sep 19, 2012, 3:19:40 PM9/19/12
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On 16 September 2012 16:56, Lex Spoon <l...@lexspoon.org> wrote:
I have surveyed where we are. While volunteers would be welcome for
anything, my feel is that merging the GWT patch is the next major
milestone. As such, for anyone just looking for a way to volunteer,
work on the GWT patch would be most welcome.

Here are some specific things we need to do:

- Create a GWTTestCase that includes a .jribble file.
- Ppdate the patch to the latest version of GWT. We're currently using
a fork of GWT from at least five months ago.
- Make sure that non-draft compiles work.
- Make sure that super-dev mode works.

Am I missing anything for the GWT patch?

Again, volunteers for anything would be welcome. I just see the GWT
patch being the next big milestone.

I think this is accurate list. I can offer some help but my time is rather limited.

Also, we should update scala compiler fork. This would be a lot easier for me because I follow day-to-day development of Scala compiler. Still, we are 6 months behind so it would be fairly non-trivial undertake. I could look into it once RC1 of Scala 2.10 is out. Until then I'm busy with Scala compiler development.

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Andrés Testi

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Sep 19, 2012, 5:03:10 PM9/19/12
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Hi Grzegorz. Nice to read you again. I've seen a post from Martin Odersky recruiting people to work in compiler improvement, to support targets like JavaScript. Was he talking about GWT support?
Best regards.

- Andrés

Grzegorz Kossakowski

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Sep 19, 2012, 5:24:33 PM9/19/12
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On 19 September 2012 23:03, Andrés Testi <andres....@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Grzegorz. Nice to read you again. I've seen a post from Martin Odersky recruiting people to work in compiler improvement, to support targets like JavaScript. Was he talking about GWT support?

I must have missed that post.

In any case I don't know about any decision yet. There have been many different efforts tackling JavaScript going on in Scala land. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages and I don't we've made up our mind on one them.

As mentioned before we are busy with getting 2.10 out now.

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