Let's see if we can gather tips on using Velocity with Spring.
To get started, take a look at VelocityAndSpringStepByStep.
Toolbox support is provided by VelocityToolboxView.
You can hard code tools by subclassing and overriding VelocityView#exposeHelpers. (Maarten Bosteels)
It would be great if we could inject Velocity tools from the Spring context. See JIRA SPR-980.
Layout support is provided by VelocityLayoutView.
You might want to apply this patch if you want to configure the layout using a VelocityViewResolver type view resolver.