PMC Conference Call - September 6, 2005
Attending: Tim Wagner [TW], Naci Dai [ND], Raghunathan Srinivasan [RS] David Williams [DW], Lawrence Mandel [LM], Arthur Ryman [AR], Jochen Krause [JK]

Community Update [LM]

  • EclipseWorld - many WTP presentations from both inside and outside the WTP dev community, all talks well attended and received
  • Website content still in flux; component leads are working on project plans
  • Arthur suggested factoring the website content so that component leads can update the relevant portion quickly
  • Phoenix not ready yet; we will try to be early adopters when they're ready
  • DW suggested making "audience organization" (users, extenders, devs) more obvious
  • EclipseCon program committee has set aside two technical and one tutorial slots per top-level project; projects still need to go through the proposal process (and can submit additional talks, of course)

Procedural matters

  • No procedural matters to report.

0.7.1 (Maintenance Stream) Status

  • Using Thursday status/component lead meeting for triage; PMC members are invited to attend that.
  • Arthur researching SOAP schema IP issues; may need to re-vet in 0.7.1 with Foundation legal.

1.0 and 1.5 Planning

  • WTP joining the 1.5 release train; will need to join train ASAP to improve likelihood of final ship.
  • We are using many internal APIs from the platform; any drift caused by this reliance on platform internals could be mitigated in either the 1.0 line or the (not yet created) 1.5 line. Split point will be late October/early November (roughly the M9 milestone).
  • We need to create the 1.5 line at least in time to handle new feature work that cannot go into the 1.0 codebase.
  • Once we move to 1.5 (and join the Zebra train), we will need to migrate to a 6 week release cycle in order to synchronize. (DW: suggesting our M9 timeframe).
  • 1.0 will remain on its existing (8 week milestones) schedule.
  • For 1.5, we would need to begin synchronizing with platform I-builds (not an immediate requirement).
  • Chuck will be presenting a proposal soon on project-related APIs.

Requirements Update [JK]

  • Open requirements call will be held this Thursday. Oracle, BEA, and others are planning to participate; IBM has conflict with internal planning meetings. Will attempt to solicit feedback on 1.5 plan and any additional requirements.

Architecture Update [DW]

  • Weekly call will resume this week.
  • Feature split up will proceed as proposed (little feedback received so far). Will start with the low-hanging fruit; some of the more difficult divisions may extend beyond 1.0 release.
  • Feature split up will be important to build / releng restructuring as well. Might be able to use Buckminster's tools to view the dependency arcs.

JSF Update [RS]

  • Legal process moving forward within Oracle (committer agreement, etc.)

Action Items

  • [RS] Will investigate EclipseCon presentation topics.
  • [TW] Get platform dates and drive process of setting 2006 WTP milestone dates.
  • [JK] Follow up with SAS and SAP w.r.t. requirements call (Th).
Minutes taken by Tim Wagner, September 6, 2005