Just to document my view, here on pmc
list, while WindowBuilder has not been "in Eclipse" long enough
to normally be considered "graduated" (such as, they basically
only had one milestone for Indigo) I think they are such a mature code
base (and experienced team) that they should be considered to be graduating
as part of the Indigo Release, allowed to use Release version "1.0.0",
and not be required to have "incubating" in feature names ...
and we'll all look forward to them participating in each Juno milestone,
as well as Indigo maintenance releases.
Eric Clayberg <clayberg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Kenn Hussey <kenn.hussey@xxxxxxxxx>
05/23/2011 08:04 AM
WindowBuilder Graduation/Release Review
Please see the attached WindowBuilder Graduation/Release
As you are probably aware, in the wake of Google's acquisition
of Instantiations last year and subsequent decision to make all of the
former Instantiation tools free to the community, Google contributed the
WindowBuilder IP (core engine plus SWT/RCP, eRCP, XWP and Swing tools)
to Eclipse.org to form the new WindowBuilder project.
We have been working diligently these past six
months with the primary goal of bringing the project fully into the Eclipse
open source community. Here's what we have done so far:
Moved existing code base to Eclipse.org namespace
Established core set of public APIs
Externalized all strings to resource files for localization
Further modularized the code base to minimize its required
Updated build process to sign and compact jars
Fixed any and all reported bugs
have also been working to move (and expand) the existing WindowBuilder
community (>200K users since 2003) to Eclipse.org. We have been responding
to lots of Eclipse forum questions and addressing any Bugzilla issues.
Our first Eclipse-branded build was available on 1/16/2011
and our initial code contribution was made on 3/9/2011. Our first Eclipse.org
build was available on 4/7/2011 and new builds have been available weekly.
We would like to schedule a 1.0.0 release on 6/22/2011.
Our committer team is committed to being open and transparent
but acknowledges that we are still learning the Eclipse way and have much
more to do in this regard and much to learn from our mentors. We would
like the project to graduate from incubation and move to a 1.0.0 release
when Indigo is released in June. We are therefore respectfully requesting
an exception to the normal Eclipse time-scale based on the following:
WindowBuilder is a very mature project
The team has worked on open source projects in the past
We will continue to work closely with our mentors going
forward toward Juno
We are confident that we will be able to better follow
the normal milestone flow for Juno
Thank you for
your consideration, and I look forward to acting on any advice
and answering any questions you may have.
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