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[technology-pmc] Re: Project status

Thanks for the update. Speaking on behalf of the Technology project PMC (now copied on this email), we think the appropriate steps to take are:

1) Archive the Maynstall project (see and ).

2) Draft a new proposal for the JPA-related code that you speak of below so it can be move to an appropriate project and continue life (my inclination is the Dali project).

I believe you'll need to schedule and prepare a Termination Review, as described here:

You may consider this message as the required PMC approval for a Termination Review.

Eric Rizzo

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Tim Webb wrote:

There is the long and short answer, as there always seems to be.

The short answer is Maynstall as it stands today does not have an active contribution base and is not what I would consider an active project. For the long answer, there are aspects of Maynstall, specifically regarding a way of accessing a remote JPA data model that we make use of on our own commercial product and once every six months have a small CVS commit to keep it going. This area I believe has interesting value to the community though the Maynstall project as it stands now does not represent that correctly -- the data model access was a fall out technology from the integration, not a key component to the initial contribution. I previously spoke at EclipseWorld/EclipseCon with Doug Clark over on EclipseLink to see about the possibility of aligning a subset of the services in Maynstall over in that area. The provisioning side of Maynstall was largely displaced with the introduction of p2; even on my own commercial offering we needed to stop using Maynstall for any provisioning and switch entirely to p2 for consistency with the community.

As always I'm open to suggestions from others who were originally named committers on the project.


On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Eric Rizzo <eclipse-mail@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:eclipse-mail@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Hi, this is Eric Rizzo of the Technology PMC. While reviewing the
    projects under the Technology umbrella, I've noticed that Maynstall
    seems to be inactive. The newsgroup has no messages for almost a year
    and the web site and wiki do not appear to have been updated in quite a
    while. The mailing list has not responded to recent inquiries, either.

    What is the status of the project? We need to have a response from the
    project lead and/or other team members ASAP.


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