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Proposing Termination of the EDT Project. [message #1472941] Fri, 14 November 2014 07:57 Go to next message
David Williams is currently offline David WilliamsFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
To all interested in EDT,

The Tools PMC has decided it is time to initiate a "Termination Review"
for the EDT Project.
The reason is that it has been inactive for nearly two years, and we
don't want "dead projects" populating Eclipse.
For more details, see the "Termination Bug",
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=451419

By us proposing this, it is not nearly as "terminal" as it sounds.
Though, to be clear, that is the end-result, if no other action occurs.

The way our Eclipse Development Process [1] states it is as follows:
= = = =
The purpose of a termination review is to provide a final opportunity
for the committers and/or Eclipse membership to discuss the proposed
archiving of a Project. The desired outcome is to find sufficient
evidence of renewed interest and resources in keeping the project active.
= = = =

So, the best outcome is if there is "sufficient evidence" found. What's
sufficient evidence? Well, it is mostly some group offering to "take it
over" ... who the new committers would be, project lead, and, most
important, a brief outline of objectives and plans to get the project
back on track and headed towards regular builds, regular releases, and
being an over-all good Eclipse citizen.

I'll set a deadline of "one month" (December 14) for there to be some
"statement of interest" (you can comment in the bug), and after that, we
can work on how much extension is needed, to get a more formal "plan"
together. We would really like to see new life to the project -- there
is a lot of functionality and code there, already -- but at the same
time, do not want one person to "sign up" as the only committer, "just
because they like playing with it every few months".

So, questions and comments welcome, probably best if you post them to
the bug mentioned above,
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=451419

Thanks very much,

[1] https://www.eclipse.org/projects/dev_process/development_process.php
Re: Proposing Termination of the EDT Project. [message #1719078 is a reply to message #1472941] Tue, 05 January 2016 00:29 Go to previous message
danilo pifferetti is currently offline danilo pifferettiFriend
Messages: 4
Registered: September 2013
Location: Lecco - Italy
Junior Member
translated using Google Translate:

a year has passed and nothing has happened ...
It would appear that, by reading posts by Tim Wilson, has stopped supporting edt when ibm has stopped paying for the project.
It would not be possible, through the monetary contribution of our users, putting together the team and continue development?
Edt is really on the verge of version 1.0, which is a shame abandon the project.
Assuming that a thousand users donate to the development team $ 50 year, you could keep the project active and at the same time meet the development team.
I will gladly would spend this money if the project resumes.
what do you think?

regards
danilo

original message:
un anno è passato e nulla è successo ...
Sembrerebbe che, leggendo i post di tim wilson, abbia smesso di supportare edt nel momento in cui ibm ha smesso di pagare per il progetto.
Non sarebbe possibile, attraverso il contributo monetario di noi utenti, rimettere insieme il team e continuare lo sviluppo?
Edt è veramente a un passo dalla versione 1.0, ed è un peccato abbandonare definitivamente il progetto.
Ipotizzando che un migliaio di utenti donino al team di sviluppo 50$ anno, si potrebbe mantenere attivo il progetto e nel contempo soddisfare il team di sviluppo.
Io li spenderei volentieri questi soldi se il progetto riprendesse.
cosa ne pensate?

saluti
danilo
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