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Re: [m2e-users] Some m2eclipse-wtp news

That's great news!  Congrats Fred!  :-)

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 3:23 AM, Fred Bricon <fbricon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> due to personal reasons, m2eclipse-wtp has not been very active for the last
> few months. I'm happy to inform you these times are over.
> As a matter of fact, I was hired by Red Hat to work on the Jboss Tools and
> Developer Studio Team on April 1st. As part of my assignments,
> I'll dedicate a fair amount of time to work on m2eclipse-wtp, in order to,
> well, make it better.
> Recent talks with the WTP team showed folks at eclipse have a great interest
> in seeing the m2eclipse/integration improve.
> This means whenever the maven integration is limited by WTP itself, we'll
> work in concert with the WTP team to make it work, when possible.
> Now, in the near future, I plan to release a 0.12 version of m2eclipse-wtp,
> before the end of April. Along with a few bugfixes,
> this version will bring web resources filtering capabilities to eclipse.
> This should be the last version compatible with m2e-core 0.12.x
> The following version - 0.13 - will be aligned with m2e-core 0.13. Along
> with an increased stability, It'll introduce web overlay support,
> the most requested feature in m2eclipse-wtp JIRA. The overlay feature will
> need to leverage some API introduced in WTP 3.2 (Helios),
> hence will require eclipse 3.6 or 3.7 to work. It will be released in June,
> in the same time frame as Eclipse 3.7 Indigo.
> Now some of you know m2eclipse-wtp has been plagued forĀ  several years now
> with random crashes occurring during project import,
> (seeĀ  [1], [2], [3]). It seems the WTP configuration doesn't complete
> normally but stays silent. NPEs occur later on,
> when the code is relying on that missing configuration. This has proven
> impossible to reproduce so far. as the same set of projects
> would behave differently on different workspaces.
> In order to fix this, I need your help, you as a community : whoever can
> reproduce reliably these problems during import, using a clean set of
> projects
> (i.e. without any eclipse metadata -.classpath, .project, ./settings/),
> please try the latest CI built m2eclipse-wtp 0.12.x
> I've added some mildly *aggressive* logging, around dependency
> configuration, so whenever you see a crash,
> please report it in [3] and attach the content of your
> workspace/.metadata/.log file. Hopefully, this should give us some leads.
> Thanks.
> Best regards,
> Fred Bricon
> PS: I would like to thank Eugene Kuleshov, Jason Van Zyl, Igor Fedorenko and
> Max Andersen for their support all over the past 3 years,
> without them, I wouldn't be paid to have fun at Red Hat
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
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