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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Orbit Bundles To Be Removed From 2018-09 M3

FYI, uses because the full package represented about 25% of the distro. 
So keeping it is kind of a big deal for us.

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 2:04 PM Tom Schindl <tom.schindl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

In the bug you reference I don't see that the platform has lifted any of
its version range so one can happily run the complete codebase on the
old icu.base version.

In the end the right thing for the future is to get rid of from
the core platform (anything defining an e4 application) is the right way

I understand that for a IDE it does not make a big difference if your
download is 12MB larger but for a small RCP application it can be.

Anyways I'm packaging it into our target now so e(fx)clipse users are
not affected because they anyways point to our self-contained p2 repository.


On 03.10.18 17:25, Roland Grunberg wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-10-03 at 15:44 +0200, Tom Schindl wrote:
>> I'm late to this but while trying to bring our products up to 2018-09 I
>> found the removal of "" disturbing.
>> The Mail from "Roland" says one should substitute ""
>> with "" which I think is a bad idea.
>> The sole reason for "" was/is that you don't ship a 12MB
>> jar if you don't need any of the extra functionality "" provides.
> Hey Tom,
> If people would like to have corresponding for any
> version of, that's fine. It would just be a matter of
> ensuring the "base" version is available for the latest one in use as
> I'd rather not accumulate many older versions. This is a similar
> situation to things like Batik or Lucene, where platform handles the
> set of bundles it cares about, but anyone wanting more has to do the
> extra work.
> The discussion for Platform to move to plain icu4j (from maven) was in
> (comments 11-17)
> so it made sense to have everyone using the same thing, but maybe other
> projects outside SimRel may still want a smaller version so I'm not
> opposing this. For those projects, there is also the Photon Orbit repo
> which has the older versions (containing icu.base) as well.
> Cheers,

Tom Schindl, CTO EDV Systemhaus GmbH
Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 5-7. A-6020 Innsbruck
Reg. Nr. FN 222302s am Firmenbuchgericht Innsbruck
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