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[eclipse-dev] Planning Meeting Notes - Feb 25, 2009

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 Discussion Topics
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User Assistance:
- org.eclipse.ui.forms is approaching a point where it has no committers
  with time to work on it. Can we find someone to work on this component?
  If not what is our fallback plan?

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 Status
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JDT UI:
- various fixes in Runnable Jar Exporter
- enabled Rename refactoring quick assist in Java compare editors
- Inline Local Variable and Inline Constant refactorings now insert
  necessary explicit casts if there was an implicit conversion that
  widened the initializer's type to the variable's type
- bug fixing
- inbox tracking

Platform Text and JDT Text:
- continued work on 'Open Implementation' hyperlink detector
- continued work on adding 'Show in Properties File' action to
  NLS key hover
- adopted range differencer API from Compare and got rid of our
  own implementation
- bug fixing
- inbox tracking

Platform Search:
- inbox tracking

Debug:
- new extension point to contribute Java breakpoint listeners (bug 260910)
- continued work on EclipseCon tutorial
- bug fixing

PDE:
- continued enhancements to new Target Platform preference page:
  - removed old preference page from the build
- API tooling:
  - baselines now pickup bundles from dropins folder
  - enhanced analysis of split bundles
  - cleaned up unreliable performance tests
  - investigating performance improvements for incremental build
- DS 1.1 support completed
- work in progress around removing config.ini from launcher/product

  definitions in favor of list of properties
- bug fixing

User Assistance:
- working on search index performance but have yet to get much improvement.
- bug fixing
- reviewing bugs in the inbox

Rel. Eng.:
- testing new p2 slicer
- merging metadata etc  in preparation for 3.4.2 release this wed.
- testing using comparator to use when mirroring from repos in the build
- bug fixing

Workspace:
- inbox tracking
- working on 3.5 M6:
  - http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/platform-team/team3.5/plan.php#m6
- fixing regression in the compare editor
- final work on bug 220457, bug 201116 (multiple contentMergeViewers
  for the same content type, file extension)
- new API to instantiate and apply arbitrary hunks (bug 183226, bug 265824)
- compare core plug-in changed to 3.5 (was 1.0)

Platform UI:
- 3.5 bug fixing
- We are going to change our bug triage process:
  - http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_UI/Bug_Triage