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Re: [orbit-dev] Retiring EBR

Dear Gunnar, PMC, 
we've scheduled a combined restructuring and termination review for the EBR project.
Here are the relevant resources:
- Review record:
- Gitlab tracking ticket:

Feel free to engage directly on the issue. 
Maria Teresa Delgado

On Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 1:46 PM Gunnar Wagenknecht <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear RT PMC,

After discussion with EMO and Orbit here is the proposal:

We'll combine a restructuring review that moves the resources for EBR to Eclipse Orbit and a termination review for EBR. Orbit would like to continue using the EBR Maven plug-in.

Appreciate your +1 to move forward.


Gunnar Wagenknecht

On Jan 11, 2023, at 18:18, Gunnar Wagenknecht <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi everyone,

When EBR was created many years ago there was a huge demand for OSGi bundles. The EBR project came up with a solution to make Maven artifacts easily consumable from p2-enabled OSGi applications. However, it never really fulfilled the role of becoming a rich source for recipes. Today the primary customer of EBR is Orbit and Eclipse (via Orbit).

In the last year, Eclipse PDE and Tycho made significant progress towards consuming Maven artifacts directly in target platforms. I've looked at the features available and started adopting that in a few projects. I think the technology is ready to make EBR obsolete. 

Therefor, I am proposing to sunset the EBR project. Thoughts? Comments?


Gunnar Wagenknecht

The Eclipse Management Organization | Eclipse Foundation

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