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Re: [tools-pmc] Xtend

Xtext is a sub-project under modeling.tmf. It's a language development framework, which is used to implement all kinds of languages and corresponding IDE support :
Xtend is *one* language we developed based on Xtext. We did it as an example under Xtext so far, but it's no longer just an example, so it doesn't fit into the scope of Xtext anymore. 

Code-wise we'll have to move a couple of bundles from Xtext to the new project, but the majority of the code base stays in Xtext and it will still be very active.
Also all the existing Xtext committers will stay and the people I listed in the document should become committers on tools.xtend.


On Dec 21, 2011, at 12:32 AM, David M Williams wrote:

> +1 I'm fine with the move, and think it would be a great language addition
> to Tools.
> I'm glad you are willing to avoid the "2" in the package name.  That
> prevents me from making all my lame suggestions of a new name :)
> I will say there are a few things I'm a little confused about ... I'm sure
> it'd be clearer if I had read everything and kept up with all the
> discussions, but ... does the new tools.xtend match exactly the old "xtext
> project"?
> Was, in fact, xtext a project already, or a component in another project?
> I'm asking in terms of both code and committers. In short, I mostly want to
> know if anyone (and/or code) is being "left behind" in old project (if so,
> would think that should be explicit, as well as their agreement explicit)
> or is this more a move of an existing project (all code and committers)
> from one top level project to another (Modeling to Tools) in which case,
> you'd just need PMC's approval ... and pretty sure I have already seen
> those notes on Modeling-PMC list.
> Overall, I think it's a great effort to focus the purpose and audience of
> the project, so, welcome to Tools.
> From:	Sven Efftinge <sven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To:	Tools PMC mailing list <tools-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Date:	12/20/2011 03:10 PM
> Subject:	Re: [tools-pmc] Xtend
> Sent by:	tools-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
> If you are ok with the idea and there is no further feedback about the
> document,
> I'd need your +1 for the next step.
> Thanks,
> Sven
> On Dec 16, 2011, at 1:30 PM, Sven Efftinge wrote:
>      Here's the updated version of the document, it also includes a move
>      plan and other things listed under
>      Regards,
>      Sven
>      <xtend_restructuring.pdf>
>      On Dec 15, 2011, at 5:22 PM, Wayne Beaton wrote:
>            The scope needs to explicitly include the word "Xtend"; I think
>            it's implied by the text, but it really needs to be explicit.
>            The Community section reads like, "we're going to let the
>            community watch us do cool stuff". At least that's my take
>            away. Put another way, it seems that you're only targeting the
>            user community and are ignoring the adopter and developer
>            communities. I think you've got the "transparent" part going,
>            but you need to include a little more "open". There needs to be
>            more about inviting and accepting participation. How will the
>            new project encourage participation of the three communities?
>            I don't buy your statement that "I personally don't have any
>            expectations regarding community growth." That statement is at
>            odds with your goal to "make Xtend a language/tool which is
>            helpful and enjoyable to use." ;-)
>            Wayne
>            On 12/15/2011 06:06 AM, Sven Efftinge wrote:
>                  Hi all,
>                  coming back to this, what would be the preferred way to
>                  propose Xtend2 as a project under Tools?
>                  Wayne said a simple restructuring would be sufficient,
>                  while Doug would like to hear more about our expectations
>                  regarding community growth.
>                  Let me write something down here, so you can provide
>                  comments.
>                  The general idea is to move the already IP-approved code
>                  from Xtext to tools.xtend changing the namespace of the
>                  bundles to 'org.eclipse.xtend2'.
>                  The first release under the new project would be 2.3 and
>                  should be released as part of the Juno release train in
>                  June, 2012.
>                  *Committers*
>                  This would be the list of initial committers :
>                   - Dennis Huebner, itemis
>                   - Holger Schill, itemis
>                   - Jan Koehnlein, itemis
>                   - Knut Wannheden, paranor
>                   - Michael Clay, codeworkz
>                   - Moritz Eysholdt, itemis
>                   - Sebastian Zarnekow, itemis
>                   - Sven Efftinge, itemis (proposed project lead)
>                  All of them have contributed and plan to contribute on
>                  the code base.
>                  *Scope*
>                  The scope of the language is to offer a modern and
>                  concise alternative to Java implementations. The project
>                  contains anything from the definition and implementation
>                  of the language to all kinds of tools supporting
>                  development with the language, including powerful
>                  Eclipse-based IDE-support.
>                  *Description*
>                  The language Xtend has a strong focus on leveraging all
>                  the good parts of Java, including seamless integration
>                  with the huge amount of Java frameworks and libraries out
>                  there. Experienced Java developers can get started with
>                  Xtend in almost no time, since everything is so familiar.
>                  The editor integrates tightly with Eclipse’s Java tooling
>                  to ensure a seamless integration in the IDE as well.
>                  Everyone who knows how JDT works, will understand the
>                  Xtend IDE right away.
>                  The good parts of Java make for a great basis, but Xtend
>                  is all about extending that. For instance, you can now
>                  simply discard all that boilerplate you are used to
>                  generate using your IDE. Reasonable defaults, type
>                  inference, and some other powerful features can make code
>                  surprisingly readable. Closures and operator overloading
>                  are fun things to have as well. With Xtend you can use
>                  such beyond-Java features without learning a whole new
>                  language.
>                  Xtend is not meant to be a replacement for Java but
>                  serves more as an add-on. When working with Xtend you
>                  still write the interfaces, enums, and annotations in
>                  Java. There’s currently little value in changing the
>                  syntax of these concepts, as they are already very
>                  compact, well-known, and tooling-wise nicely supported.
>                  However, this might change in the future.
>                  *Community*
>                  To support the growth of the community we are going to:
>                   - provide a solid and high-quality technology
>                   - be supportive in bugzilla
>                   - be supportive on the mailing list
>                   - write blog posts
>                   - write articles
>                   - give presentations
>                  I personally don't have any expectations regarding
>                  community growth.
>                  The goal is to make Xtend a language/tool which is
>                  helpful and enjoyable to use.
>                  Comments are welcome!
>                  Best Regards,
>                  Sven
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