Modular Tutorials

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26 Jan, 2011 12:46 AM


I am learning modular feature via and It seems like both are using different approach, one with and without modular utilities. Besides, there is another modular utilities by Stray ( Which one should I use? Which is 'officially' supported? I would like to use official version than pet project.

Update: Just read Stray's readme which points us to Joel Hooks if using 1.1. It also apply to the latest version (1.4)?


  1. 1 Posted by Stray on 26 Jan, 2011 09:09 AM

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    Hi there,

    yes, if you're using 1.1 or later you can use Joel's fork.

    WidgetFactory is a very old example - you're probably best off ignoring it for now.


  2. 2 Posted by cklee75 on 26 Jan, 2011 01:59 PM

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    Hi Stray,

    Thanks for your reply. I think Robotlegs should update modular example at It mislead newbies like me. Besides, I think modular feature should be considered as core feature (where I see this in Google Web Toolkit MVP frameworks like mvp4g, gwtp etc) and shall be packaged together with the framework, instead of treating as two separate projects. It may gain further popularity if it officially support modular feature.


  3. 3 Posted by Stray on 26 Jan, 2011 02:08 PM

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    Hi, thanks for your thoughts.

    We do plan to update the examples but there's always so much to do, that particular job hasn't come to the top of the list yet (of course as it's open source we all just give our work for free in our spare time).

    The idea behind robotlegs is that it is a lightweight framework, with extensions. I doubt we'd package the modular framework in with the normal framework, as modular represents a minority of projects.

    However, we're looking hard at how we make it easier for people to pull extensions in to the framework, so hopefully in future it'll be less confusing.

    In the meantime I think actually we should simply delete the out-dated modular example. It would be less confusing, as you say.



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