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Notes from 9/17 Board Review
Not much feedback, on document
nor WTP in general. Thirty minutes is a very short time. But, on specific items:
- Yes, we can "favor" Eclipse runtime projects without violating vendor neutrality (but need care not to
interfere with adopters)
- "standards only" clause was added just as a way to more narrowly define the scope ... some of the previous
drafts sounded like "any thing goes". The board would be open to a revised charter ... and that topic, and others,
would be discussed in the context of that charter-revision process.
- On input to marketing survey: noted, but there will be no marketing survey this year (no one wanted to pay
for it, apparently).
WTP 3.0.2 Ship?
Any thoughts on proposed schedule? Counter proposals?
- 10/24 RC1 (i.e. PMC review starts)
- 10/31 RC2
- 11/7 RC3
- 11/14 3.0.3 Release
How to state theme? Pre-PMC Review? "Bug fixes only as reviewed and approved by Project Lead (or delegate)"
- Dali 2.1
We discussed (some) the Dai 2.1 plan. Neil agreed that 2.0.x maintenance would continue for serious bugs if
required. He also agreed the 2.1 plan needs a "ramp down" period added. We also need to come up with a build
component/process that produces a separate zip (and would have different prereqs, at some point). Neil will open bug
to track. REMINDER: Dali 2.1 will require a release review.
- Wed. vs. Fri.
We also discussed the general problem of us hitting "Wednesday deliveries". The Simultaneous Release team
(Planning Council) wants narrow delivery windows but it does mess up our rhythm).
A word on potential contribution to WTP
Reports, Actions, Issues
Planning: David Williams
- M2 (this week!)
- ?Pre 1.0 release of ATF component mid October?
- JPT 2.1 (need release review)
- 2009, Galileo Release
Quality: Neil Hauge
- Neil investigating "close old bugs" policy.
- Neil has estimated approximately 800 bugs (of 2000 untargeted bugs) could be considered "old bugs". He'll
prepare a table and note to send to project with encouragement to PLs to handle ... something like either triage
individually and assign a target, or mark with 'helpwanted' or mark in mass with a kind comment to re-open if still
an issue (with reason for the mass update, etc.).
WTP User Experience Lead: Kaloyan Raev
Architecture: Tim deBoer
Requirements: Raghu Srinivasan
Planning Process Document has been started.
Eclipse-level dates and requirements have been clarified in a Planning Council message
Education: Naci Dai
Please review: Resource Page Proposal
Naci was approached (and countered) with some proposed articles for Eclipse (online) magazine [need link. only
one I found last published in 2007?] Naci will invite authors for a series of articles for "WTP Uncovered":
- web developer tools (xml, xsl, html, css)
- web applications with Java (jsf, jsp, server)
- enterprise application (jpa/ejb)
- soa, webservices
- adopters/extending (maybe)
Naci updated us today: Publisher would like all articles in one issue (for an issued focused on WTP). Online
version would be in English. Print version would be translated to German. They'd like one overview article less than
20,000 words, and 4 shorter, but more focused article on specific areas, each less than 10,000 words
Naci will have some Eductation site/materials ready next week. He'll likely create a new bugzilla component
("Education"? I assume under the main Web Tools "product")
As mentioned last week, we'll publish education materials under Creative Commons -- Attribution Share Alike but still EPL
for sample code, examples and snippets.
bugs to watch
Other projects to watch:
- Eclipse World
Raghu and Neil have submitted.
- Eclipse European Summit.
Kaloyan "wtp project"
Naci will attend but (probably) not present.
Neil has submitted for Dali (and Eclipse link)
Cameron and JSF
- EclipseCon 2009. September we'll start recruiting talks.
Back to meeting list.
Please send any additions or corrections to David Williams.