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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] TM withdrawal from Mars

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":
Bug 452899 - 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.

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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.

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Thanks again, to you all,

From:        Greg Watson <g.watson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:        Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date:        11/21/2014 11:25 AM
Subject:        [cross-project-issues-dev] TM withdrawal from Mars
Sent by:        cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

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.

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