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Re: Process For Finding Out About a Project [message #231861] Mon, 19 March 2007 18:16
Adam Cabler is currently offline Adam CablerFriend
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Thanks for the info Anthony. I'm looking through the docs on the EDP so I
can start trying to contribute. In the meantime, could you please tell me
if you have anything specific planned for 3.3? Also, what is the timeframe
for submitting patches to be considered for 3.3?

"Anthony Hunter" <anthonyh@ca.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:etcdnn$v3$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> Hi Adam.
>
> If a Bugzilla is not assigned to a milestone, your best bet is to add a
> comment that you are interested in seeing the issue fixed and cc yourself
> to the Bugzilla. Even better would be to pitch in a offer to contribute a
> patch that fixes the issue.
>
> Cheers...
> Anthony
>
> "AdamC" <acabler@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:etc952$1g4$1@utils.eclipse.org...
>> Anthony,
>> I have the link to the project plan,
>> http://www.eclipse.org/gef/plan/gef_plan_3_3.php, but as I said, there is
>> no substance, so please let me know if this link is incorrect. When I
>> have asked, you said that 3.3 will focus on the huge backlog of defects,
>> but little is either fixed or planned for 3.3. When I specifically asked
>> you which bugs were planned here
>> http://dev.eclipse.org/newslists/news.eclipse.tools.gef/msg1 8369.html, I
>> got _no_ response. If the project plan is accurate, how are the themes
>> to be met without planned changes?
>> As for my personal involvement, I don't see how providing additional
>> bug reports when there is a huge backlog would help anything. I do spend
>> time searching bugzilla and the newsgroup before adding more bugs and my
>> problems are already there.
>> All I'm really looking for is something like "Yes, things are planned
>> and here they are", or "No, we don't plan on fixing things for 3.3", etc.
>> I feel as though this is important information for me to properly plan
>> products based on these frameworks. Since the Eclipse Development
>> process is supposed to be transparent, I don't feel this is too much to
>> ask.
>> Please let me know if this does not clear up your confusion and I will
>> try to provide additional details.
>>
>> thanks,
>> adam
>>
>> Anthony Hunter wrote:
>>> Hi Adam,
>>>
>>> I am very confused by your query as reviewing the GEF newsgroup history
>>> reveals myself and others in the GEF community have answered your
>>> questions. As well there is only one feature request open in Bugzilla
>>> against GEF that you have raised, yet it contains no comment or
>>> indication as being a critical issue for an upcoming release. (And you
>>> have not made any contribution to it getting fixed either).
>>>
>>> I would suggest you communicate to the GEF community via the GEF
>>> newsgroup and through Bugzilla what you are looking for.
>>>
>>> P.S. You already asked where the GEF project plan for 3.3 is in the GEF
>>> newsgroup and we indicated its location (there is a link to it on the
>>> main GEF page to boot).
>>>
>>> Cheers...
>>> Anthony
>>>
>>>
>>> "AdamC" <acabler@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:etc118$cmf$1@utils.eclipse.org...
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I have tried a few times over the last few months to get information
>>>> about the status of GEF, but so far haven't gotten anywhere. Posting
>>>> here is kind of a last resort, so I apologize if this is inappropriate.
>>>> I have asked in the newsgroup a few times about the plans for GEF
>>>> and have gotten very little. I can't find a real project plan for it
>>>> (other than a mostly empty template), the Europa schedule doesn't have
>>>> a link to the plan, and there is almost nothing targeted at 3.3 in
>>>> bugzilla.
>>>> I realize that priorities change and that a project important to me
>>>> may not reflect the importance to the whole ecosystem, but I really
>>>> would like to know if GEF is not really being maintained anymore so I
>>>> can make decisions about my products accordingly.
>>>> A bigger question is who to ask when things like this happen, or
>>>> what is the process for getting info. I have looked through the docs
>>>> and contact options, but I haven't seen this discussed. Addressing it
>>>> here would maybe answer the question for others as well.
>>>>
>>>> thanks,
>>>> adam
>>>
>
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