Having heard no objections, and getting
several "yes, please"'s AND doing a fair amount of diff'ing and
other sanity checks, I have decided the "rebuild" is good to
go, and Markus and I have begun the process of putting things in place
to mirror. While we won't achieve the "70 to 90 mirrors" we prefer
to have, I'm sure by 10 AM Friday we'll have at least 6 or 12 ... which,
in the past, the webmasters have told us is sufficient to avoid bringing
"download.eclipse.org" to its knees. [Correct me if I'm wrong,
or things have changed, Dennis].
Thanks to Markus for making sure the
re-built EPP packages were as expected, and
much thanks to Markus Keller for doing
a lot of quick Mac testing to make sure all looked well with the platform
Much of the "technical details"
of the re-build and re-aggregation are documented in Bug 445064
And, it turns out, the "scare"
of new requirements for signing on the Mac is just that, a "scare"
-- for me, and half the Mac Developers community, apparently -- see Bug 445015
-- and if there are isolated issues,
there are work-arounds for the user (see Apple's
documentation) -- so there is
no need to wait to "fix" our signing process, though we should
(still) make sure the "signing machine" is "up to date"
so we won't have problems in the future (Bug 445050
So, current plan is to (still) release
at 10 AM Friday (Eastern time) ... unless we learn of reasons to wait for
more mirrors, or something similar.