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Re: what happened to stellation? [message #67538] Tue, 12 July 2005 13:22
Bjorn Freeman-Benson is currently offline Bjorn Freeman-BensonFriend
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> What ever happened to the Stellation subproject.

Eclipse projects have a lifecycle: they are created, they are active,
and they mature. Projects can end in a number of ways including:

* Becoming incorporated as fundamental technology (e.g., the OSGi
run-time project that became the core loader for Eclipse)
* Reaching their natural research conclusion, i.e., the appropriate
ideas have been investigated, tested, and documented.
* Sponsors/committers being reassigned to other tasks.

Stellation (and three other projects) have reached a natural end and
have been archived:

> I think it must be more than a year since I last
> read about any updates.

A project that has produced no news in over a year is obviously at, or
near, the natural end of its lifecycle. Stellation (and other other
projects) are good projects, and we're pleased that that research could
be done with the Eclipse platform and frameworks. We look forward to
many more such projects in the future.

> I don't know whether this is the right place to ask, but I couldn't find any
> other appropriate group.

This is a fine place to ask. Because Stellation is a Technology PMC
project, another good place to ask is the newsgroup.

Bjorn Freeman-Benson
Eclipse Foundation
Technical Director, Open Source Process and Infrastructure
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