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Re: [] list for IDE WG steering committee with concrete actions

Hi Martin,

I think this spreadsheet is excellent.

I would change a couple of things:
1) A bit too much seems to come under the "release engineer" umbrella - I think that long term those items can/should be there, but in the short term there is technical debt that should be picked up. This applies marketplace + redundant libraries entries.
2) I don't think updating the installer for PGP should be under the release engineer - it is a shorter term specific contract. Of course the actual release engineer may be best suited for this job. This is somewhat the same argument as (1)
3) In light of the above, I would put in some initial estimates for what kind of contract work it is to clean those things up. 
 - cleanup marketplace, catchup is a matter of days or less, because Ed has done the heavy lifting. This assumes a blanket / automated approach. The debt part of this could grow much further because even installable projects may (and many probably do) fail to do anything useful at runtime. This is particularly evident with things that access internal APIs of Eclipse Platform, they install fine, but fail at runtime.
- pgp installer - Ed - how much work is this?
- remove redundant versions - start with JNA and JAXB redundancies - I have spent plenty of time on these myself and I think the big job is getting individual under resourced projects up to speed again (ECF for JNA and Mylyn for JAXB). There are probably other libraries, but I don't know what they are off the top of my head.


Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

On Fri, 5 Nov 2021 at 15:17, Martin Lippert <mlippert@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

As discussed in the previous planning council call, I started to assemble a list that we will present to the IDE WG steering committee:

I took the high-priority items from the voting that we did a while ago from:

I tried to turn this into a list for the IDE WG with concrete actions and suggestions what we from the planning council perspective want - in the hope that we can dive into a mode of actually getting things done… :-)

Let me know what you think. Feedback welcome (via comments, edits, or extra columns, whatever you prefer). The doc is open for everybody.

We would like to present this to the IDE WG steering committee on their next call (Nov 16), so lets try to get some agreement in place from the planning council side soon… ;-)


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