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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] JFace Generics


IMHO a JFace generics experiment was an excellent topic for a GSoC, but ....

On 30/08/2013 09:23, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
- The "<? extends E>" type of suggestions/bugs is exactly what needs to happen, help people with your expertise to get better codebase.
No. ? extends T, ? super T, new T, T[], contravariance are all Java generics 101. They should not be first highlighted on this list.

Surely the mentor should ensure that the GSoC participant is aware of relevant known practices?

So as I see it, for the future,

Let a GSoC participant take a major swipe at Eclipse
Let the mentor ensure that the swipe is well directed
Announce the activity
Announce availability of an alpha branch build
Let the GSoC participant address the impact on a major client e.g. EMF/GEF/....
Announce availability of a beta branch build
Assess overall community reaction


        Ed Willink

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