On 17.09.2019 19:53, Wayne Beaton
Yes, it's been a valuable resource during the early days of Oomph
Greetings Architecture Council.
I assume that many of you are familiar with the Automated
Error Reporting Infrastructure (AERI). AERI manifests as
plug-ins for the Eclipse Platform and a server portion that
runs on a vserver. Both of these components have been run and
supported by the Eclipse Code Recommenders project.
By way of background, Eclipse Code Recommenders dropped out
of the Simultaneous Release following the December 2018
release and has since moved into a state where it has no
active committers. I've slated it for a termination review on
Note that the vserver that runs the AERI server was shut
down a few days ago. Since the plug-in have not been part of
the simultaneous release since 2019-03, recent packages are
unaffected. AFAICT, older versions of the packages that do
include the error reporter plug-ins seem--to in the very
limited testing that I've done--fail gracefully.
The question, then, is what do we do now?
Do you feel that AERI provides a valuable service that we
should collectively invest in?
Yes, it's a valuable service, but it's not been working well for
quite some time and cross projects notes about those problems
produced not response. So it's clear to me that no one actually
cares and few if any were actually able to use it in the state in
which it has been for the last months. I.e., it was no longer
possible to triage and reassign problem reports.
Yes, but no one will volunteer, and few are using it. It's a large
investment of effort which is not rewarding if there is limited
uptake for the results.
If yes, where is the right home for the AERI Eclipse
Platform plug-ins (i.e., what other Eclipse project;
volunteers only, please)?
No doubt most other services are more broadly used and of much
I believe that the right thing to do would be to have the
Eclipse IT team take over responsibility for the server. This
will require time and energy that could not be used on other
efforts. If you feel that AERI is valuable, at what relative
priority (low/medium/high) do you put it relative to other
services that the Eclipse IT team provides/could provide? Are
there other options?
Thanks for your input,
Director of Open Source Projects | Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
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