[ecf-dev] Notes from 8.30.05 conf call
Here are my notes from the call yesterday evening.
Upcoming 0.4.0 release: Ken and Scott will work on completing and
hooking up the multiuser chat UI for the XMPP provider and Scott will do
a build with Pete's most excellent (tm) automated build Thurs (Sept 1)
DSDP: Will need to continue work on support for the DSDP target manager
(file transfer initially) aggressively once 0.4.0 is out
Asterisk/VOIP: Eclipse Foundation may soon consider purchasing asterisk
hw/sw (www.digium.com) to provide eclipse.org-hosted PBX-based
services. ECF could provide a SIP-soft-phone (asterisk supports SIP) to
allow Eclipse-based phone calls using the asterisk pbx at eclipse.org.
The foundation is already looking to ECF to provide eclipse.org-based
IM/chat and basic collaboration services in the fall 05 timeframe.
AJAX/ECF example app: The Eclipse embedded browser provides an
opportunity to develop an example app that combines the ability to
communicate in real-time among multiple users with 'Ajax' applications
(e.g. Google Maps). For example, one could imagine a map where
navigation and map overlays were remotely controlled/added by other
users in an ECF group. WiredReach (Ash Maurya) have already done a fair
amount with the embedded browser in their application, and would be in a
position to contribute from their codebase, and their expertise to help
create such an example app quickly
Non-EPL Contributions Process: The JmDNS discovery provider
implementation is in the Foundation review phase. I (Scott) contacted
Janet Campbell and asked her about the review process for JmDNS. We
(ECF) will soon be submitting a review request for ActiveMQ (JMS).
Higgins is waiting on IBM EODM contribution as well. There will be
others soon (e.g. SIP implementation). Scott will raise issue of
scalability of review process at Sept Board meeting.
Docs/Tutorial: We need additional tutorial docs...for ECF 'hello world'
tutorial (started but needs more), provider tutorial, datashare tutorial
In summary: There are a lot of things happening...and a lot of interest
in ECF both within and outside the Eclipse Foundation membership (as
users and developers). We need to go after the things listed above as
aggressively as possible this fall.