WTP PMC Agenda/Minutes for April 15, 2008 Conference Call

WTP PMC Agenda/Minutes for April 15, 2008 Conference Call

Call Info

Tollfree in the US: 877-421-0030
Alternate: 770-615-1247
Access code: 800388#
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Call Time: 1500 UTC


PMC Members

  • David Williams: Y
  • Naci Dai: N (Regrets)
  • Raghunathan Srinivasan: Y
  • Neil Hauge: Y
  • Tim deBoer: Y
  • Kaloyan Raev Y

Reports, Actions, Issues

WTP User Experience Lead: Kaloyan Raev

  • Review "Role Document"
  • Working on "use cases" document, for novice user. Should be ready for public review and comments in a few weeks.
  • Will be attending the UA Walkthrough meetings, and may propose a WTP one in future (perhaps on facets UI).


Architecture: Tim deBoer

  • Tim will draft and send inner-api policy soon.
  • Tim will find out specific "advise to give developers (and auto-test teams)" to implement the WTP API policy (which tools/build reports to use).
  • Tim to implement "Java Doc Builds" for server tools, and make recommendations to other projects on how to implement.
  • Recommended to restart the protected non-api scans.
  • Will not accept new data, for now, but if tooling could be improved to detect/remove additional (non-protected) data, then perhaps it'd be useful to show non-api use going down.


Requirements: Raghu Srinivasan

  • All need to update final document, and list exceptions.
  • Strategic Advisory Council -- cancelled -- just that one meeting?


Education: Naci Dai (meeting conflict till May)

  • Phase 1, orgainize what we have, done by end January.
  • Phase 2, self guided new materials. some available by EclipseCon.
  • phase 3, shutdown .. scenerios
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.


Planning: David Williams

  • Ganymede M6 today (Monday, 4/15
  • We may need another 2.0.2 patch -- need to get developers to respond to JBoss use-case problems. (And, I've asked Naci to get involved.)
    • 222531 Regression (?) between wtp 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 in J2EEFlexProjDeployable
    • 201318 [hotbug] EAR Libraries container fails to initalize for 2.5 web project

Quality: Neil Hauge

  • We will no longer have "old bug" focus items in status meetings, as we end this release, but will restart after the June release.
  • Will now focus on "rampdown quality" in status meetings.



General business?

  • EMFT Texo project proposal
  • Draft release plan for the next release by June?
  • 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.
    • Needs some JSF features, at least for build
    • No obvious resouce solutions.

Action Items

To Do

  1. Raghu: create a wiki page: a checklist for how to lower the barrier to participation for all projects
  2. David: create wiki page for 3rd-party requirements
  3. Naci (changed from David): post instructions and reminders for our "community resources" and presentations page, especially, even, for eclipseCon 2007, and Eclipse Summit


  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.
  4. David: Resolved WTP Policy on Package Visibility

PMC Calendar

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Please send any additions or corrections to David Williams.