While we're making progress on improving the state of the SimRel
repo for 2019-12, without the active involvement of the ~80 teams
contributing content, we're still going to fall far short of an
acceptable quality benchmark.
Many projects simply need to do a new build to use the proper and
correct version of SUA 2.0 from CBI and to use the latest
Roland Grunberg has been kind enough to publish a new Orbit
I-build to ensure that there are no bundles signed with expired
The Orbit dependencies that you contribute to the train should
come from there, and not some antiquated older version. You
should also look closely at whether your contributed or Orbit
dependencies align those contributed by other projects.
Currently 55 bundles are contributed as duplicates which is
something we ought to avoid. But at this point, duplicates is the
least of my concern. Just don't contribute old versions of
That mean the ATL teams needs to pay attention
Also the GEF team:
These dependency ranges will force the old problematic version.
What concerns me most is that some teams are completely
So it heartens me to see others who have taken active steps:
Out of respect for all those many active participants who work
tirelessly to contribute high quality results, please consider
that your inaction reflects poorly on all of us. In the end, the
user doesn't care or know where things come from, they are faced
with dialogs displaying many "duplicate" licenses, they see
dialogs asking them to accept expired (root) certificates, and
dialogs to accept the installation of unsigned content. It just
doesn't give the user a warm fuzzy feeling that they're about to
install something really great and that undermines the effort of
hundreds of us who are working hard to give a great first
impression and well as a lasting good impression.
This is is the future state for M3 if no further action is taken:
That state is a result of your contributions:
I believe there are a significant number of contributions that
have simply died long ago but their input lingers on in a limbo
zombie state. Those will need to be removed... And when one sees
contributions coming from archive.eclipse.org, or with neon,
oxygen, and photon in the name, or ending with "snapshots", you
know that's likely questionable and is likely old crap or totally
unstable in terms of content.
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