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

On 26 Nov 2014, at 7:10, Mickael Istria wrote:

On 11/25/2014 08:54 PM, Greg Watson wrote:
we would need to determine which parts are unsupported and remove them.
I don't understand why you want to remove things that are not actively supported any more?

It the project choice and freedom to do so if they cannot sustain the maintenance anymore.

Thus I can definitely understand why, but I do not agree it it s the right thing to do.

The fact that no-one currently plans to making changes in those parts doesn't make that they need to be removed. RSE is a mature project, and in its current state, it provides satisfaction to some users, and I believe it could easily keep on providing value without changing a single line of code nor doing any rebuild. The project is still useful independently of whether it has active contributors or not.


If it is possible that other active projects (such as TCF and org.eclipse.remote) could be used in place of RSE, maybe it would be better to direct effort towards these?
+1 for focusing on a single project to do one thing, but if RSE is currently the most advanced on this topic (at least it has FTP/SFTP support), I don't see the benefit on re-implementing the same thing in other project, instead of just using what's already there.

*someone* need to implement an maintain it. RSE has always been a complex beast, so if another project has an alternative and simpler approach I think that is worth exploring - but for Mars I think we should keep RSE around and work on a migration plan to something else.


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