At Eclipse.org, we have the Orbit project that maintains the set of
third party libraries useful to the Eclipse project. It doesn't make
sense to duplicate the management of third party libraries. Has there
been discussion of bringing the SpringSource Bundle Repository to
Eclipse.org and merging it with the Orbit project?
Chris Frost Messages: 230 Registered: January 2010 Location: Southampton, England
No decision has been made about the EBR. It will have to continue in some form as it is used to build other products from Spring/Springsource. The comment about duplication is a valid one though and I think it would be good to use ORBIT if possible for Virgo. If there is no Maven/Ant & Ivy support that would be a problem, the current build system is based on top of Ant & Ivy but again no decision has been made about the build system either. I don't fancy making another one though. Other than that and having the right 3d party bundles I can't foresee any other issues that would be show stoppers if such a move were to be attempted. It all depends on what is the right thing to do and what will be easiest for the users but as I say, nothing has been decided and the EBR isn't going anywhere. We should have some answers for you soon and might have some questions about ORBIT as well.
Chris Frost, Twitter @cgfrost
Springsource, a divison of VMware.