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Re: [ecf-dev] ECF 3.10/Mars final daze


On Wed, Apr 29, 2015, 23:28ÂScott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Folks,

Sorry about the long note below, but we are coming up on the final days
for ECF 3.10, and I wanted to communicate so that everyone will know the
timing of things, what's going to happen, and what everyone's
responsibilities are going to be.

1) When:Â First, here's the Mars Simultaneous Release Plan and Schedule
[1]. For all those not familiar with SR releases, all of these
deadlines are considered both immutable and inviolable...i.e. they
cannot and will not change. If any project doesn't meet these deadlines
it will be dropped (with prejudice). For ECF core and filetransfer we
are actually considered a -1 project, because these components are
depended upon by Equinox/p2/Eclipse. That means that we have to be done
*earlier* than the platform (+0). ÂJust yesterday I provided an M7
build of ECF core and filetransfer to the Platform. On this comment [2]
David clarifies our schedule. Please see that comments [2]. Given
those dates and David's comment about how hard it will be to get even
trivial new builds in place for later release candidates, my inclination
is to shoot for the RC2 May 20th as our *final* non-emergency build for
ECF 3.10.0. We can discuss this, if people have other thoughts, but
realize that the later we go, the more we will have to fight with the
Eclipse PMC to get new builds through to the Platform for Mars.

2) What:Â First, starting next week (May 4) we will be on a feature
freeze. That means no more new things added to this release, and only
bug fixes. ÂIf you have something that you intend to get into this
release and have not already, please get it in (with notifications to
everyone here) by mid-day PT on Monday. From that point on only bug
fixes (no enhancements) may be added until after we've complete the Mars
final builds.

3) Who:Â I, Wim, and Harshana will be triggering release builds when we
are ready, and coordinating our own schedules to do so when needed (e.g.
May 18th). ÂWhen we do that and everything is complete, one of us will
send a note to this pointing to the updated download page, New and
Noteworthy, build qualifier, maven repo, and git tag associated with the
release. At that time one of us will also update the Mars meta-data, so
that the Mars build will include the latest 3.10.0 release in the Mars
SR repository.

4) Request for Help with Release/Install/Smoke Testing:Â Â It's always a
struggle to get sufficient testing, but this is particularly true for
release/install and smoke testing.  What I mean by this is taking some
appropriate version of Eclipse SDK (e.g.) the latest Mars (4.5)
milestone build [3] and installing the latest build of ECF SDK repo [4]
to make sure that everything installs, all the feature and plugin
meta-data is correct, all the legal stuff (licenses, feature and plugins
info, etc), all the source is available, etc. ÂThis release includes
some significant new Eclipse-based tooling for Remote Services If you
have a few minutes, *please consider doing this* for some Eclipse
package or configuration that you care about (e.g. Eclipse EE, Eclipse
Java, WTP, Equinox server, Karaf, etc) and some set of ECF features (RS
SDK/Eclipse SDK). ÂIf you find any problem, please open a bug
immediately here [5] and classify it as 'major'.

Thanks! 3.10.0/Mars is going to be a great ECF release!


[1] https://wiki.eclipse.org/Mars/Simultaneous_Release_Plan
[2] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=448916#c17
[3] http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/
[5] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=ECF
[6] https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=ECF

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