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[cross-project-issues-dev] Please re-test /releases/staging

As most of you know, we have to regenerate our discovery site, without one 
project, which was not ready to release, after all. 

Normally this should be pretty easy to do, but ... our process basically 
takes a snapshot at a point in time, and the reproducibility, after that 
point, depends on each project maintaining their own reproducibility of 
that snapshot. And, there's been three violations of that reproducibility. 
Rather than leave out those three projects from the discovery site (my own 
grumpy personal preference, after monkeying around with this for two days) 
I've tried to work around that problem and essentially re-mirror and 
regenerate the metadata of the discovery site itself. That actually turned 
out harder than I would have thought, with some unexpected changes from 
the original ... some explainable, but some not. But, all of the 
unexpected changes would appear not to effect installs. Details are in bug 
282036.
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=282036

While I'm 99% sure the current staging site is equivalent to the site we 
released on 6/24 (minus one project), there is the possibility I'm 
mistaken (as most of you would readily agree. :)  Therefore, I request 
your help. Each project should do their own sanity checking of the current 
/releases/staging site and make sure your favorite scenarios still work as 
you expect (or, at least, works as it does using /releases/galileo). In 
particular, the scenarios that install into a PDE target (rather than into 
the IDE) are ones I did not test directly. 

I'd like to set a time period of one week for teams to do this retesting. 
If that length of time is not sufficient, please say so, and we can extend 
it. 
But, otherwise, if no objections are raised by the evening of Wednesday 
7/8, I'll swap the current staging site for the released site. [That is, 
we are using negative confirmation, successful re-testing does not need to 
be documented.]

If anyone notices any issues, problems, or has "mechanical" questions, 
please comment in bug 282036.
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=282036

Thanks all,