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[cross-project-issues-dev] Mylyn

From: Mik Kersten <mik@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, May 21, 2021 at 10:34 AM
Subject: Mylyn
To: <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Sam Davis <sam.davis@xxxxxxxxxxx>

I wanted to give the group a heads up that there are issues with Mylyn that could affect the simultaneous release.

For context, Mylyn (originally Mylar) was a passion and PhD project of mine that has been a part of the Eclipse ecosystem for 15 years now.  It has lived a good and full product lifecycle, and for the past few years, neither I nor the other staff at Tasktop who have been contributing once my role transitioned have been able to put enough time into to provide adequate support for inclusion in the simultaneous release.  Back in December, Sam Davis pushed a review to pull Mylyn out of the Simultaneous release, but that did not happen due to dependencies, and there wasn’t follow up on the corresponding communication so it has not yet happened.  

Where we stand today is that due to the JIPP migration, Mylyn cannot release. This puts the SimRel at risk of being blocked. Given that the Mylyn project lacks the resources to address this, so we would like to remove Mylyn from the SimRel. This will require other projects, EPP packages, and Oomph to remove their dependencies on Mylyn unless there are other parties who could contribute the resources to make this happen.  

If anyone is interested in taking this on, Sam and I would be more than happy to pass on the reins!

Assuming that does not happen, we think that it would be in everyone's interest to deal with this now, before it becomes urgent. Please reply to this thread if your project depends on Mylyn. This includes Mylyn Tasks/Context/Commons/Builds/Reviews/Versions, but not Mylyn Docs/Wikitext.

And on a more personal note, I have very fond memories of being a close part of the Eclipse ecosystem.  It is great to see it continuing, I miss interacting the many people who were collaborators over the years, and hope everyone is doing well and that we cross paths at some conference or other in 2022!



Dr. Mik Kersten

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