velocity - Java-based template engine

Property Value
Distribution RPM Universal
Repository JPackage 5.0 all
Package name velocity
Package version 1.5
Package release 4.jpp5
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 403.91 KB
Download size 362.64 KB
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Velocity is a Java-based template engine. It permits anyone to use the
simple yet powerful template language to reference objects defined in
Java code.
When Velocity is used for web development, Web designers can work in
parallel with Java programmers to develop web sites according to the
Model-View-Controller (MVC) model, meaning that web page designers can
focus solely on creating a site that looks good, and programmers can
focus solely on writing top-notch code. Velocity separates Java code
from the web pages, making the web site more maintainable over the long
run and providing a viable alternative to Java Server Pages (JSPs) or
Velocity's capabilities reach well beyond the realm of web sites; for
example, it can generate SQL and PostScript and XML (see Anakia for more
information on XML transformations) from templates. It can be used
either as a standalone utility for generating source code and reports,
or as an integrated component of other systems. Velocity also provides
template services for the Turbine web application framework.
Velocity+Turbine provides a template service that will allow web
applications to be developed according to a true MVC model.


Package Version Architecture Repository
velocity-1.6.4-1.jpp6.noarch.rpm 1.6.4 noarch JPackage 6.0
velocity - - -


Name Value
excalibur-avalon-logkit -
jakarta-commons-collections -
jakarta-commons-lang -
jakarta-oro -
java >= 1.5.0
jdom >= 1.0-1
jpackage-utils >= 1.7.4
log4j >= 1.1
servletapi4 -
werken-xpath -


Name Value
velocity = 1.5-4.jpp5


Type URL
Binary Package velocity-1.5-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm
Source Package velocity-1.5-4.jpp5.src.rpm

Install Howto

Fedora, CentOS, RHEL:
  1. Download latest jpackage-release rpm from
  2. Install jpackage-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh jpackage-release*rpm
  3. Install velocity rpm package:
    # yum install velocity
  1. Add the JPackage 5.0 repository:
    # zypper addrepo jpackage-5.0
  2. Install velocity rpm package:
    # zypper install velocity
Mandriva, Mageia:
  1. Add the JPackage 5.0 repository:
    # urpmi.addmedia jpackage-5.0 with
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install velocity rpm package:
    # urpmi velocity




2008-12-08 - Will Tatam <> 1.5-4
- Auto rebuild for JPackage 5 in mock
2008-02-08 - Ralph Apel <r.apel at> 0:1.5-3jpp
- BR java-devel = 1.5.0, Require java >= 1.5.0
- Revert to standard pom
- Put Anakia/Texen dependencies in CLASSPATH
2007-11-16 - Ralph Apel <r.apel at> 0:1.5-2jpp
- Modify pom
2007-08-27 - Ralph Apel <r.apel at> 0:1.5-1jpp
- Upgrade to 1.5
- Make Vendor, Distribution based on macro
2006-08-08 - Vivek Lakshmanan <> - 0:1.4-6jpp
- Add Requires(x) for javadoc subpackage.
2006-07-22 - Vivek Lakshmanan <> - 0:1.4-5jpp
- Add conditional native compilation with GCJ.
- Apply patch (Gary Benson - Mon Jun 6 2005 - 0:1.4-3jpp_0fc) for 
removing explicit dependency on servletapi3.
- Replace dependency on servletapi3 with servletapi5.
- Add NOTICE file as per Apache License version 2.0 
(Gary Benson - Mon Jun 6 2005 - 0:1.4-3jpp_0fc).
2006-03-30 - Ralph Apel <r.apel at> 0:1.4-4jpp
- Replace avalon-logkit with current excalibur-avalon-logkit
2004-09-23 - Ralph Apel <r.apel at> 0:1.4-3jpp
- Adapt to jdom-1.0-1 replacing org.jdom.input.DefaultJDOMFactory
by org.jdom.DefaultJDOMFactory in
as well as using org.jdom.output.Format in
- Therefore require jdom >= 0:1.0-1
2004-09-02 - Ralph Apel <r.apel at> 0:1.4-2jpp
- Build with ant-1.6.2
2004-06-07 - Kaj J. Niemi <> 0:1.4-1jpp
- 1.4 final
- Patch #0 is unnecessary (upstream)
- We have to build velocity against servletapi3
-* Wed Feb 18 2004 Kaj J. Niemi <> 0:1.4-0.rc1.2jpp
- Fix a few jpackage related .spec typos, oops.

See Also

Package Description
velocity-demo-1.5-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm Demo for velocity
velocity-dvsl-1.0-2.jpp5.noarch.rpm DVSL Declarative Velocity Style Language
velocity-dvsl-demo-1.0-2.jpp5.noarch.rpm Examples for velocity-dvsl
velocity-dvsl-javadoc-1.0-2.jpp5.noarch.rpm Javadoc for velocity-dvsl
velocity-dvsl-manual-1.0-2.jpp5.noarch.rpm Documents for velocity-dvsl
velocity-javadoc-1.5-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm Javadoc for velocity
velocity-jboss-1.4-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm JBoss-patched version of velocity
velocity-jboss-demo-1.4-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm Demo for velocity-jboss
velocity-jboss-javadoc-1.4-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm Javadoc for velocity-jboss
velocity-jboss-manual-1.4-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm Manual for velocity-jboss
velocity-jboss-repolib-1.4-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm Artifacts to be uploaded to a repository library
velocity-manual-1.5-4.jpp5.noarch.rpm Manual for velocity
velocity-tools-1.4-1.jpp5.noarch.rpm Velocity application building tools
velocity-tools-demo-1.4-1.jpp5.noarch.rpm Demo for velocity-tools
velocity-tools-javadoc-1.4-1.jpp5.noarch.rpm Javadoc for velocity-tools