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Title: Re: []  RE: [] Eclipse Project Announcement andProject Review Schedule

Well, I can’t speak for other companies, but I have two DSDP project leads who have 20-30 patches each on the platform. Both have been engaged heavily for over a year with the platform team in order to get critical changes needed for their downstream projects. To give a specific example, the significant API extensions in the platform debug API over the past couple of Eclipse releases are the direct result of deep collaboration between the DSDP-DD project and the Eclipse debug team. These interactions have been excellent and have been critical to the technical success of the DD project. Neither of these engineers were asked to join this project.


Furthermore, at the request of the Board and IBM, we’ve had a couple of “diversifying the platform” meetings where Wind River (and at least one other company) expressed interest in getting involved in platform areas that are critical for us commercially. That fizzled out, even after we published an extensive list of technical focus areas to the platform dev list (our action item from the meeting that was supposed to get the ball rolling).


I agree 100% with Rich that other companies must step up and make a commitment to the platform. At least for my company, I feel that we’ve done that. But it’s also the responsibility of every proposed project to recruit for diversity from the very beginning. Given the history of the platform and its past track record with diversity and transparency, I can’t think of a more important initiative than changing the way things are done with Eclipse 4.0. It doesn’t appear that this recruiting has happened.



From: [] On Behalf Of Richard Gronback
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 10:18 AM
To:; Anne Jacko
Subject: Re: [] RE:[] Eclipse Project AnnouncementandProject Review Schedule


I believe now is the time for us (other member companies) to declare/commit resources to this platform effort.  I’m sure they’re open to serious interest (read: qualified, dedicated, full-timers) for inclusion at this point.

- Rich

On 3/6/08 10:05 AM, "Gaff, Doug" <doug.gaff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Planning Council,
At the risk of starting a fight, is anyone else bothered by the fact that this initial committer list is composed almost exclusively of IBM engineers?
It seems that it’s time for the platform project to live up to the diversity standard by which all other projects are judged. Perhaps Eclipse 4.0 is the time to make that change?
Doug Gaff

From: [] On Behalf Of Anne Jacko
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:54 PM
Subject: [] Eclipse Project Announcement andProject Review Schedule

Hello all,

Please see below for information about a new component, and for the list of upcoming Eclipse project reviews. Thanks.

Anne Jacko



The Eclipse Project PMC is announcing a new component, called E4, as part of the Eclipse Project Incubator.

Component Description:

During the Eclipse Project 3.4 release cycle, one of the important plan items was "Create the Eclipse 4.0 Plan". The intent of this work was to identify the most pressing issues that would impact the ongoing success of Eclipse, and come up with a plan to address them.  The result was the design of a new platform "e4", which will be the basis for Eclipse 4.0.

The goal of the e4 component is to provide a public venue for the initial explorations that were done, leading up to the e4 design. We expect to continue to work in this area until we have reached consensus on how the full e4 effort will be structured.

Initial Committers:

Frank Appel, fappel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Frank is Software Developer at Innoopract Informationssysteme GmbH and works currently on the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) Project as technical lead. He has been development lead of Innoopract's W4Toolkit (which has been the base of the code donation for the RAP Project) and W4T Eclipse - a visual web application development tool for W4Toolkit. He started developing Eclipse plugins in 2002 and has expert knowledge in architecture of Eclipse-based systems, Eclipse Platform API™s and IDE-Development.

Kevin Barnes Kevin_Barnes@xxxxxxxxxx
Kevin joined the SWT team two years ago. Before that, he has been working on the Eclipse Debug Framework and JDT Debugger. Before coming to IBM he was an integral member of the team at IAM Consulting, working on projects such as IAM->Developing - a collaborative java IDE.

Boris Bokowski, Boris_Bokowski@xxxxxxxxxx
Boris Bokowski is a Software Developer with IBM Rational Software in Ottawa, Canada and a full-time Eclipse committer working on the Platform UI team. He is part of the "API police" for the Eclipse Platform, and a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Boris is looking at the UI side of the RCP, and among other areas owns the JFace viewers component. He is also the main architect of the JFace data binding framework. He holds a PhD in computer science from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Maxime Daniel, maxime_daniel@xxxxxxxxxx
Maxime Daniel is a JDT Core committer. He works on the Eclipse compiler.

Grant Gayed, Grant_Gayed@xxxxxxxxxx
Grant Gayed has been an SWT committer since work began on Eclipse 2.0. His areas of expertise include widgets, accessibility and X Windows based systems. Previous to SWT, he has worked in the UI groups for Eclipse and VisualAge for Java.

Bogdan Gheorghe Bogdan_Gheorghe@xxxxxxxxxx
Bogdan has been working on the SWT component since January 2007 and is an expert on GTK.

Felipe Heidrich Felipe_Heidrich@xxxxxxxxxx
Felipe has been an SWT committer for many years. He is a jack of all trades contributing to all areas of SWT. His main focus is on StyledText and Internationalization.

Ruediger Herrmann, rherrmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Rüdiger works at Innoopract Informationssysteme GmbH as of the core committers on the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) Project.

Kim Horne, Kim_Horne@xxxxxxxxxx
Kim studied at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and has been working with the IBM Ottawa team since 2003. She initially worked on WebSphere Studio Device Developer but later moved on to the Eclipse Platform UI team where she's been since the 3.0 release. While working on Eclipse, Kim has been responsible for the capabilities framework, dynamic plug-ins, themes, the weekly ordering of curry, and other sundry activities. Kim also has experience with J2ME development, web applications and infrastructure, and e-commerce technologies. Kim is an unapologetic Mac-head.

Jochen Krause, jkrause@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jochen Krause has been involved with Eclipse since 2002 and represents Innoopract on the Eclipse Board of Directors. He is the project lead for the Eclipse RAP project. At Innoopract, a recognized specialist in Eclipse distribution and web application development, he is responsible for strategy and product development. He has driven the adoption of Eclipse as the foundation of all of Innoopracts product offerings. By supporting Fortune 500 companies engaging with Eclipse technology he gained a broad understanding of the requirements and needs of the Eclipse enterprise market.

Carolyn MacLeod Carolyn_MacLeod@xxxxxxxxxx
Carolyn has been with SWT from the start. She is the authority on SWT accessibility.

Jeff McAffer, jeff@xxxxxxxxx
Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is the founder of Code 9. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). Jeff is also a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC, the Eclipse Architecture Council and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from designing, developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM, work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.

Kevin McGuire, Kevin_McGuire@xxxxxxxxxx
Kevin's history with Eclipse is about as long as you can get, being one of the original Eclipse team members before it went open source. His area of specialty user interface design and development. He's had various Eclipse related roles including team lead and committer for Team/CVS, UI design and development lead for IBM WebSphere Integration Developer, and presently a member of the Eclipse Platform UI team. Before Eclipse, Kevin has been a team lead and developer on IBM and OTI tooling projects such as Visual Age for Java, Visual Age for Smalltalk, and Envy Smalltalk.

Eric Moffatt, emoffatt@xxxxxxxxxx
Eric graduated from U of Waterloo in 1981 and has been doing GUI work ever since. He joined the Platform UI team in 2005 where he has been focusing on enhancing the UI (e.g. the new Maximize/Minimize behavior).

Philippe Mulet, philippe_mulet@xxxxxxxxxx
Philippe is the lead for the Eclipse Java Tools. Prior to Eclipse, Philippe was responsible for the compiler and codeassist in IBM VA/Java and VA/Micro Edition. Philippe is a member of the expert group on compiler API (JSR199), representing IBM. His main interests are in compilation, performance, scalability and meta-level architectures. Philippe is a member of the Eclipse Platform Project PMC.

Duong Nguyen Duong_Nguyen@xxxxxxxxxx
Bogdan has been working on the SWT component since January 2007 and is an expert on Drag and Drop, Custom Controls and OLE.

Steve Northover Steve_Northover@xxxxxxxxxx
Steve Northover is the father of SWT (The Standard Widget Toolkit). His interests include programming languages, API design, operating systems, user intefaces and code optimization.

Silenio Quarti Silenio_Quarti@xxxxxxxxxx
Silenio Quarti is the technical lead for SWT. His areas of expertise include graphics, widgets, threading, optimization and operating system programming. He has been intimately involved with both the design and implementation of SWT for many years.

Paul Webster, Paul_Webster@xxxxxxxxxx
Paul Webster received a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1994. After many years working on telephony software and network configuration software in Java and C++, Paul joined the IBM Eclipse Platform UI team in May 2005 and is currently working for IBM Rational Software. Paul is responsible for command and handlers, keybindings, and menu contributions.

Mike "McQ" Wilson, Mike_Wilson@xxxxxxxxxx
McQ is an Eclipse Project PMC member, representing the Platform and Incubator projects. He is also the Eclipse Project Platform UI team lead and has in the past lead the Resources, Team and SWT teams. He is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council, and one of the original founders of Eclipse. His technical interests are programming languages, UI design, and web development. He also plays the cello, and is a fan of MMORPGs.

Nikola Zelenkov Nikola_Zelenkov@xxxxxxxxxx
Nikola has been working on the SWT code for eight months and his area of expertise is _javascript_ and Dojo.


-- Mike Wilson, Philippe Mulet and Steve Northover or the Eclipse Project PMC



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