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Re: [eclipse-dev] Is anyone still using Copyright tool?

So far single user. We are about to proceed with removal. It can still be installed from old Eclipse releases p2 sites.
Ed, let me know if you have alternative proposal how to progress on the other topics or if you want to move the code to one of your repos and need few days for it.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 6:59 PM Aleksandar Kurtakov <akurtako@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Question is about [1] being still used by anyone. I haven't seen anyone using it/running it on git repos like it has been in the past. Changing copyright year in every file is not mandatory for Eclipse TLP since 2016 [2] and has never been mandatory for other projects AFAIK.
What I look for is removing this part of Eclipse Releng plugin to gain the following benefits:
1. Drop dependency on EGit in Eclipse Platform and thus circular build dependency.
2. Point 1 will allow to to build Eclipse Platform p2 repo in a way that includes all transitive dependencies [3]
3. Point 2 will allow to switch third-party dependencies to require rather than include and thus support version ranges.
4. Point 3 will allow updates of third party dependencies for security reasons to be far simpler as currently it's a terrible experience [4]
5. Point 3 will simplify updates of third party dependencies in Eclipse Platform releng as touching features should be far less frequent event just cause exact version is hardcoded in includes.  e.g. [5]

The potential benefit is quite big so please come up with proposals how/what to do and still improve our procedures.

Alexander Kurtakov
Red Hat Eclipse Team

Aleksandar Kurtakov
Red Hat Eclipse Team

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