The initial Website for MDT is ready
to go - you can access it at http://www.eclipse.org/mdt. I won't give the
Foundation the go-ahead until each component owner has confirmed with me
that he's satisfied with what's there. Please spend some time looking at
it, and let me know if you have any issues or concerns with it, preferrrably
by the end of this week. Once we're all happy, I'll let the Foundation
know, and the site will be made "live" (i.e. links will be made
to it from more publicly visible pages). We'll also deprecate the legacy
newsgroups at that time and start using eclipse.modeling.mdt (I'll post
The CVS location for the files that
appear on the Web is dev.eclipse.org:/cvsroot/org.eclipse/modeling/mdt.
You'll see that there is a folder there for each (sub)component (eodm,
uml2-ocl, uml2-tools, uml2-uml, xsd). As a component owner, you will be
responsible for maintaining the files (e.g. overview, documentation, faq,
news) for your respective component. Of particular note are the files located
in the project-info folder for each component - these files control what
gets displayed for your component on the main page, so please update them
if you'd like to change what's currently there. Also, you can start migrating
Web content from the previous location of your project/component (if applicable);
please try to follow the existing uniform structure of other (sub)components
(e.g. see the uml2-uml subcomponent).
The draft MDT 1.0 plan has also been
posted - it can be accessed via the link on the main MDT page. Note that
our first milestone build, M3, is currently scheduled for November 16.
I'm not sure how realistic this is, but it's worth try. Nick will be working
very hard over the next few weeks getting the build infrastructure for
the MDT components in place. I believe the plan is to get everything working
on a sandbox machine, at which time we will move the source code for our
various components from their original CVS locations (if applicable) to
the new locations under dev.eclipse.org:/cvsroot/modeling/org.eclipse.mdt.
I have also signed MDT up with Europa
- see http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Europa_Simultaneous_Release.
Note that, as a whole, the MDT project will have milestone offset of +2
due to its dependencies on EMF and GMF. Please become familiar with the
requirements for partcipating in this coordinated release. As a component
owner, it will be your responsibility to ensure that these requirements
are met for your component. I'll try my best to keep you honest. ;)
Finally, if you have any concerns with
any of the above, please feel free to let me/us know!
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