Thanks Greg for keeping us well informed.
I'll be "sorry to see it go" ... though I use it less now than
I used to.
I have opened a bug to track it's removal
from "simrel aggregation":
- Remove TM contribution from Mars
And, just trying it locally seems that
PTP has a "hard dependency" on one of its features.
I won't "commit" my removal
quite yet, but I hope teams such as PTP and anyone else who has a direct
dependency on it can provide an M4 "warm-up" build soon, that
has the dependency removed. This is a good idea, since often when one spot
is fixed, it simply reveals another spot that needs fixing, and sometimes
takes several "iterations" to find them all.
AND M4 is not that far off! M4 +0 is
12/12 and, remember, that M4 is when we switch to just having a one-week
delivery window, so everyone's contributions are due by 12/17, with EPP
and "availability" due on 12/19. Typically "warm-up"
builds are pretty important once the cycle gets compressed like that.
= = = =
I do not want to prolong the inevitable,
or "keep bad code around", just for the sake of convenience,
but will remind everyone on the release train, that you can use code from
other projects, not on the train, a) as long as it is a released version
and b) still meets all the criteria for inclusion. This is always a bit
risky, since, in a way, you then "become responsible for it"
... not literally, from Eclipse Foundations point of view, but from the
point of view of your users, you are.
= = = =
Thanks again, to you all,
Greg Watson <g.watson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cross project issues
11/21/2014 11:25 AM
TM withdrawal from Mars
The Target Management (TM) project is comprised of
two main projects: Remote System Explorer (RSE) and Terminal. Only the
Terminal project is under active development, and there are plans currently
to merge this with the TCF Terminal project. We are planning to have one
final release of TM (3.7) to coincide with Luna SR2, and then only provide
service releases on an as-needed basis. As a consequence, we don’t have
the resources to contribute to a Mars release, so are notifying everyone
of our intention to withdraw from Mars.
Please let us know if there are any comments or concerns regarding this.