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Re: [] Request for re-spin on behalf of the MPC project


I completely understand your frustration. Every one of these means a bunch of work that falls on you and David's shoulders. After we get through this, we should discuss what we can do to alleviate that going forward.

But our users are important, and our user experience is important. Marketplace was once an experiment, but now it is a large part of how our users experience Eclipse. We did not make this request lightly.

On 18/06/2015 4:31 PM, Markus Knauer wrote:
What's the next project requesting a respin?


A (very) frustrated,

On 18 June 2015 at 22:26, Chris Aniszczyk <caniszczyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
+1 it's a great feature and especially if we're hinging on a lot of marketing for this

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Wayne Beaton <wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Greetings Planning Council.

The MPC project has uncovered a significant bug. There is discussion below and more in the cited bug.

The TL;DR is that we are hanging a lot of press and potential for good will on the ability to drag and drop features from web pages and the Eclipse Marketplace site, so this really need to work. Further, this feature is important to the Marketplace ecosystem and will have a significant impact on perception of overall usability of Eclipse.

I hereby a request a respin of the simultaneous release on behalf of the Technology PMC.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Request for re-spin
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:11:21 -0400
From: Ian Skerrett <ian.skerrett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx, Wayne Beaton <wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Carsten Reckord <reckord@xxxxxxxx>, Markus Knauer <mknauer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


We have found a critical bug in Marketplace Client (MPC) that breaks the 
drag and drop feature of MPC. Carsten has fixed the bug and a patch is 

Unfortunately, the workarounds are not intuitive from a usability 
perspective and the drag and drop feature is important for MPC and the 
overall ecosystem. For instance, we plan to promote the 'early access' 
Java 9 support through a drag and drop feature.

For these reasons, I'd like to request a re-spin of Mars. Is this 
something I should post on cross-projects or is there another process I 
should use.

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