|[eclipse.org-planning-council] Exception request for EGit|
Distinguished Planning Council (cc: Shawn Pearce, EGit Project Lead).As you are already aware, the EGit Project did not declare their desire to participate in the Helios release train prior to the M4 release deadline. The EGit project does however, does need to be part of the release and has indicated their desire to participate in the Foundation portal. I/we believe that it is in the best interests of the broader Eclipse Community to permit an exception and include EGit despite them missing M4 deadline.
The Eclipse webmasters are in the process of implementing a number of upgrades to our development tools. Part of this upgrade strategy is the establishment of Git as a first-class source code repository at eclipse.org (see bug 257706 ). After consultation with members of the community and the Eclipse Architecture Council, it was decided that a "quality team provider" for Git must be in place prior to any attempt to make Git first-class at Eclipse (see bug 293192 ). The EGit project provides the required first-class tools for Git-based development.
To summarize: the success of the EGit project is fundamental to the adoption of Git at eclipse.org.
I ask the Planning council to make an exception to the participation deadline requirement and permit EGit to participate in the Helios Release Train.
Thank your for your consideration. Wayne  https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257706  https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=293192 -- Wayne Beaton, The Eclipse Foundation http://www.eclipse.org I'm going to EclipseCon! http://www.eclipsecon.org
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