It is that time of year! We are beginning
our ramp down to Mars.2 .
This RC1 build is considered "warm-up"
builds  and has not had a "test pass day" or sign-offs. We
begin those with RC2 in two weeks. We appreciate anyone able to do "early
testing", but the RC1 build is not quite as finished as a true "release
 For those that like long-term planning
(and tangents :), the concept of "warm-up RC builds" began many years ago due to the yearly Simultaneous
Release Train. Beginning with Neon Maintenance (next September) we
will no longer have (official) "warm-up" builds since the vast majority of Eclipse
projects no longer require it.