WTP PMC Agenda/Minutes for April 01, 2008 Conference Call

WTP PMC Agenda/Minutes for April 01, 2008 Conference Call
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Call Info

Tollfree in the US: 877-421-0030
Alternate: 770-615-1247
Access code: 800388#
Full list of phone numbers

Call Time: 1500 UTC

Attendees

PMC Members

  • David Williams: Y
  • Naci Dai: N
  • Raghunathan Srinivasan: Y
  • Neil Hauge: Y
  • Tim deBoer: Y

Reports, Actions, Issues

Quality: Neil Hauge

  • We will no longer have "focus items" in status meetings

Reference:

Architecture: Tim deBoer

  • Tim will draft and send inner-api policy soon.
  • Tim will find out specific "advise to give developers" to implement the WTP API policy (which tools/build reports to use).

Reference

Requirements: Raghu Srinivasan

  • Need to update final document, and list exceptions.
Notes:
We may need a mid-year release.
Strategic Advisory Council (Raghu will be going).

Reference

Education: Naci Dai

  • Phase 1, orgainize what we have, done by end January.
  • Phase 2, self guided new materials. some available by EclipseCon.
  • phase 3, shutdown .. scenerios
Notes:
Orgainizing "current" now, should be ready by EclipseCon.
Will be organized better for narrowing selection and sorting.
For now, the "database" will be one XML file, with various attributes/qualities to search and sort on.

Reference

Planning: David Williams

  • WTP M6 this week (Monday, 4/7)
  • We need a another 2.0.2 patch. (and put on update site) See bug 222531
  • We are moving to P2 based builds this week. Done -- pretty successfully. But PDE problems.

Reference

General business?

  • JSF to lead the way on Exceptions to feature freeze. Need to emphasize, repeat process in Thursday's meeting
  • Good feedback on EclipseCon
    • fee-less tutorials helped ... more attendees, still interested and engaged (not just lurkers "because it's free").
    • absolutely should have power strips for attendees for all tutorials
    • +/- evaluation system was good
    • invited guests (as whole) were not as good as last year's (informal impression, as a whole)
    • hack-a-thon -- did anyone attend?-- not well publicized
    • webtools uncovered: good attendance. no minus ones
    • webtools adopted: not heavily attended (could/should consolidate next year, have less time allotted
  • Potential resource issues?
    • Product plugin for EPP and welcome screen
    • Refactoring Doc features (and moving to appropriate sub-projects).
    • Refactoring SDK (source and JavaDoc) features/bundles (and moving to appropriate sub-projects)
    • Platform/OS coverage for testing and support? -- probably suffices to simply record coverage. Perhaps ask for community help.
    • Performance Tests -- Kayolan making some progress.
    Notes:
    • No obvious resouce solutions.
    • Needs some JSF features, at least for build

Action Items

To Do

  1. David: Will call for Project Lead vote on WTP Policy on Package Visibility
  2. Raghu: create a wiki page: a checklist for how to lower the barrier to participation for all projects
  3. David: create wiki page for 3rd-party requirements
  4. David: post instructions and reminders for our "community resources" and presentations page, especially, even, for eclipseCon 2007, and Eclipse Summit

Done

  1. Bob Frasher, all: WTP Refactor followup: Need to update website. Project Leads will need to take ownership of their own pages. See bug 201331
  2. David: Reorg CVS. See CVS Restructuring Proposal
  3. David: update our "planning" documents with dates for both Ganymede and Winter maintenance.

PMC Calendar

  • EclipseCon

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Please send any additions or corrections to David Williams.