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May 19, 2009

Founded Google Code project for the Hybridlabs Beautifier

Filed under: Hybridlabs Beautifier, M2T, Open Source, openArchitectureWare — kthoms @ 6:02 AM

The Hybridlabs beautifier has become a famous component for oAW. It is a Java code formatter based on the Jalopy library and what it makes it especially interesting is its feature of auto-organizing Java imports. Since M2T is now upcoming users ask for porting the component to M2T Xpand.

I have asked Karsten Klein, the founder of the Hybridlabs beautifier, to host the projectat a public site and join development efforts. Karsten is at the moment too busy on his normal projects to work on sparetime projects like his beautifier. So I got agreement from Karsten to support him founding the project.

Yesterday I created the Hybridlabs Beautifier project at Google Code. The project is now public, so it is not necessary to send patches and feature requests to Karsten per Mail, better use the given Infrastructure of the project from now on. I took the sources from version 1.1.9, set up the project structure and provided a Maven build for the project. I decided to make to increment the version here to 2.0.0, since project organization changed and M2T support was added.

Internally the code change is really small. The main component, JavaImportBeautifier, now imports both PostProcessor interfaces, from oAW4 Xpand2 and from Eclipse M2T Xpand. This way the component could kept backward compatible to oAW4 while at the same time being compatible for M2T Xpand. A good example why it makes sense to program against interfaces. A drawback of this approach is that this component has now a class dependency to both, which makes it necessary to have oAW4 Xpand on the classpath when using the component within M2T. I excluded all transitive dependencies for oaw-core-xpand2, so dependencies are rather small.

As a result I have created a bundle of the current build including dependencies and uploaded it. This bundle can be downloaded here.

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