We call it "RC1", but it is
not truly a "release candidate", that is, lots of fixes remain,
and we don't
recommend adopters or users spend much
time doing early testing, since lots will still change.
It is, though, a good test for ourselves,
that we all remember how to do builds, update our .build files, create
.... and file format change?
Especially now, this cycle, since we
no longer have .build files!
Instead we have b3aggrcon files. No
one complained when I
proposed we switch for SR1, so
I've done that switch
now, just this evening. While this will
require some of you to react on short notice ...
those of you who automatically create
or update .build files .... it is advantageous to do this conversion now
1) the b3 aggregator basically does
it automatically under the covers for us each build,
2) having in native format allows us
to use the b3 aggregator editor, and
3) the b3aggr files can be copied and
used as the initial input for our Indigo set of files.
Simply sync up, or check out 'org.eclipse.helios.build'
and you'll see the new files (and the old ones deleted).
For more history, see bug
312645 ... I quote the concluding
comment below, for maximum communication of
"how to" information.
As always, questions welcome, and don't
hesitate to say (or open bugs) if something has gone wrong with the conversion.
Thanks all ... especially to Filip and
Thomas for providing the b3 aggregator and helping me use it. It'll make
lives easier, now that we have the native
format, and can use the b3 aggregator editor directly in IDE which can
spot problems with files or repos "live",
in IDE, before the contribution is checked into CVS.
Naturally, will need to be confirmed by those providing content, but at
the build itself went fine.
The 'helios.build' file was automatically converted to 'helios.b3aggr'
b3 aggregator (in the IDE -- its always been doing that, during batch builds).
>From there, there is a function where each contribution was selected in
aggregator editor, and "detach resource" ran. I gave each contribution
name similar to what it had, but with a .b3aggrcon extension, instead of
In general, projects can contribute (edit) .b3aggrcon files that only change
numbers of features or repository location URLs, but editing of things
categories, contributors names and email addresses, or even adding or removing
features should be done by using the aggregator editor on the main
helios.b3aggr file, which will update all relevant files related to those
If needed for comparison, or reverting!, I tagged