I have two questions:
1.) The EAC calls had been scheduled bi-monthly (2nd
Thursday of every other month). So, usually
there would not have been a call
in September. I'm assuming that we just shift by 1 month, so
the calls will be Sept.13 / Nov.8
/ Jan.10 / March 13 -- ok so far?
2.) With the lack of an agenda now, I'm wondering what's
the process for composing an agenda.
Is everyone just supposed to propose
topics to cover? Are we going to make initial discussions
on the mailing list, preparing the phone
meeting? Well, here's a couple of topics that I would
find interesting to
Ganymede build infrastructure - how to achieve
continuous integration, unit tests covering the integration of all projects,
and consistency across all projects
UI Consistency - when I'm not mistaken, the UI
Guidelines are being reworked; how can we encourage projects to pick them
Remote Development - Theoretically, EFS should
be the foundation on which workspaces can be put on remote machines, and I do
see a lot of interest in this -- but practically, there are some roadblocks.
It's a pervasive topic since most projects are not really EFS-aware yet. How
to improve the situation?
Scripting & Macro Recording - Another
pervasive theme, if macro recording & playback is to be supported across
an entire Eclipse based product, there need to be guidelines and APIs for
projects to follow. It may be a multi-year multi-project effort but it may be
worth getting it started.
Security - With the number of plugins aver
growing, is there a threat of trojans nesting themselves inside Eclipse?
Getting a trojan or virus-like plugin into Eclipse can be extremely malicious
- from spying to impersonation up to data destruction. Is it a real threat,
and is there something that could / should be
This is just a first quick list of items that I could
imagine discussing, I'm curious to hear what
others think would be worthwile and in the scope of the EAC
or what's wasted time or out of
Wind River Systems,
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member
Architecture Council members,
With all the vacations this time
of year and the lack of an agenda, I'm going to suggest that we don't have our
scheduled call tomorrow (Thursday). We'll try to get a quorum and an
interesting topic together for our September call.