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Install testing, Ganymede final days, docs, videos, and thanks to Ted [message #623697] Fri, 13 June 2008 05:17
Scott Lewis is currently offline Scott Lewis
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi ECF folks,

We're approaching final days for Ganymede/2.0.0...and I wanted to
mention a few things:

1) I would appreciate some install testing. ECF has two
distributions...one for Eclipse 3.4, and one for Eclipse 3.3. I have
done a build for both distributions today (Thur June 12) and here are
the update sites and sdk zips for this test build:

3.4
update site:
http://download.eclipse.org/technology/ecf/2.0Test/3.4/updat eSite
zip:
http://download.eclipse.org/technology/ecf/2.0Test/3.4/org.e clipse.ecf.sdk-2.0.0.v20080612-1300.zip

Note that the zip install for 3.4 is done via the 'dropins' folder for p2:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox_p2_Getting_Started#Dropins

3.3
update site: http://download.eclipse.org/technology/ecf/2.0Test/updateSit e/
zip:
http://download.eclipse.org/technology/ecf/2.0Test/org.eclip se.ecf.sdk-2.0.0.v20080612-1321.zip

I installed all four of these today on win32 successfully. Please file
any install failures as severity 'blocking' bugs right away.

2) Please *no* checkins at all next week on Release_2_0 stream unless
associated with blocking bugs (that would be 'stop ship'). Since we're
part of Ganymede, and Ganymede's policy is only stop ship bugs to be
fixed next week.

3) If you can, committers and contributors please devote some of your
time to documentation in the wiki. Particularly good would be screen
shots and short descriptions of how to use the new features of
ECF...e.g. shared editing/doc share, file transfer view, screen capture
sharing, discovery and remote services examples/snippets, API-specific
docs, example server start/usage instructions, etc.

4) Things are looking good...we're getting some attention/positive
reviews...e.g:
http://softwareengineering.vazexqi.com/articles/2008/06/05/e clipse-ganymede-features-worth-talking-about
and I've had two interviews...one that has been published:
http://java.dzone.com/news/the-ecf-project-an-interview-w

Committers and/or contributors: If you have the opportunity and
inclination to blog, article, and/or do an interview please do so!!

5) I am doing a demo video (focusing on shared editing using google
talk) for the eclipse live site...and I would encourage any other
committers that have 4 hours to put together a demo (15 minutes is all)
to do so. Please contact me if you want to do this. It shouldn't be
hard at all to do, and would really help the project.

6) I think we all should give a special 'thank you' to Ted Kubaska...who
has born much of the weight of

a) dealing with the Platform team to deliver 6 ECF plugins that are
distributed in the Eclipse SDK (for p2 artifact download). This is/has
broken new ground for the Platform team...we are the first Eclipse
project with plugins that the Platform depends upon (other than itself,
of course).
b) dealing with the Ganymede releng requirements (e.g. signing, separate
3.4 and 3.3 builds, etc)

Those of you that have done releng and/or project mgmt know how much
work is involved for something as big as Ganymede...and Ted has done
nearly all that work...all volunteer (and it's not even a specialty for
him). Thanks Ted.

Scott
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