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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Source code in simrel aggregate repo

I'll add to Planning Council Agenda, but you might "work you point of view" through your Planning Council rep ... with a specific proposal. I'm not sure "EPP" vs. "Common Repo" changes that much (just in my opinion) since the common repo has been seen as primarily for "end users" (granted, some end users are "developers of plugins") so it'd be nice to have concise clear statement of what projects "should do", in general. But, yes, you (anyone) can always ask specific projects to do it differently ... we have no prohibition against it. I know for WTP, many years ago, it was decided not to include source, simply because it was felt developers "knew how to get the source" from WTP's project and no reason to burden everyone else with it. [And, believe me, the Planning Council has discussed many times and could never even come up with a good definition of "SDK" :)  ... well, you know, one that applied to all Eclipse projects.].

This history is one of the reasons we (me especially) recommend people do not "build against" the common repo ... but, instead build against each individual project they want ... but I know that advise usually goes unheeded (but was happy when I once saw you give the same advice :)

Thanks for your efforts,

From:        "Konstantin Komissarchik" <konstantin.komissarchik@xxxxxxxxxx>
To:        "'Cross project issues'" <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date:        08/01/2013 02:18 PM
Subject:        Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Source code in simrel aggregate repo
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I suspect that what has happened in at least some of the cases is that the requirements of the corresponding EPP package drove what was contributed to the simrel repository. A natural effect, but not ideal, since the user base for the simrel repo is more diverse in their requirements.
Should this continue to be at project’s discretion or should contributing source to simrel repo be a requirement? I doubt that projects would object to contributing source if asked, but maybe it would be better spelled out up front.
- Konstantin
From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David M Williams
Thursday, August 01, 2013 10:50 AM
Cross project issues
Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Source code in simrel aggregate repo

This has always been viewed to be the contributing project's decision. (Which ... is true in general ... some projects do not contribute ALL their features to common repo; such as perhaps not examples, perhaps not some of the rarer functions, etc.). I know for WTP, it was thought best to minimize download (so no source ... last I knew), since it was intended for people developing web apps ... not for people developing plugins for WTP.

Hope that answers what you were asking.

"Konstantin Komissarchik" <konstantin.komissarchik@xxxxxxxxxx>
"'Cross project issues'" <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
08/01/2013 12:58 PM
[cross-project-issues-dev] Source code in simrel aggregate repo
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As part of working on the definition for Eclipse Ultimate Edition, I have discovered that a number of prominent projects do not contribute source to the simrel repo. Before I start opening bugs, is there prior context or discussion on whether or not source code should be in the simrel repo? Note that I am not asking whether source code should be in a particular package as that’s dependent on the user that the package is targeting.


- Konstantin
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