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

For me personally it wasn't a blocker since as a developer the first thing I did was toggling a check box to get the button enabled. However, for a "normal" user it will be a very frustrating and negative experience when he tries to install something via drag & drop. And of course I'm biased due to the Java 9 entry on the Marketplace.

+1 for a respin.


From:        Wayne Beaton <wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        18.06.2015 22:22
Subject:        [] Request for re-spin on behalf of the        MPC project
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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 --------
Request for re-spin
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:11:21 -0400
Ian Skerrett <ian.skerrett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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.



Ian Skerrett
VP of Marketing
Eclipse Foundation
(m) 613-240-7210
(o) 613-224-9461 ext 227
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Wayne Beaton
The Eclipse Foundation

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