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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Equinox fix for Luna SR1 now available as a feature patch in "4.4" repository.

On 31 Oct 2014, at 19:56, David M Williams wrote:

I am not sure if this bug was discussed directly on this list, or, just
some of its predecessors, but, we have an "official fix" available for
anyone impacted by

Really appreciate the work for fixing this nasty subtle bug.

But can we have a chat about why the Eclipse release train does not seem to have a *good* way to release updates for this ?

By "Good" I mean one that just gets available via Check For Updates rather that one that does not require users to aware of having to install a specific feature patch ?

I think Eclipse survived this far because we haven't really had any big "all impacting stop ship bugs", but lately they are starting to crop up - this issue with System properties being the worst one (that I know of).

Can someone remind me why we can't in these cases do an update that fixes this bug ? Is it technical because the release train is to hardly coupled and we have feature's using exact versions and that p2 won't let you update the plugins on their own ?

...or is there also some political agenda on how we provide these updates ?

In any case - I think it would be worth finding a way to update these technical and political limitations to make it easier to do timely stop-ship bug updates?

wdyt ?


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