I think its acceptable as is, but will
give a few comments where I think it could be improved ... none of them
"show stoppers". But, I do hope you find one or two helpful
and worthy enough to edit your materials.
- The "Architectural
Issues " section sounds kind
of negative. If "the PMI tools" allow you to put that last, (and
start with the positive "new and noteworthy") I think it would
read better. And/or, reword some of the "architectural issues"
... though, maybe its just the mood I'm in :)
- I'd like it better, for the 4 or 5
areas where you say , basically, "more work is needed ...." you
could link to a bug that was open to track that work. I think would be
more useful to adopters with that.
- The paragraph that starts with "Work
continues on supporting new C++ standards. "
is a little ambiguous to me. It makes me wonder ... do you now (completely)
support C11? or is that the standard where "work continues" ...
or ... are there other standards you are working on? (If so, might mention
them.) Otherwise, doesn't sound like "work continues" .... sounds
like the work is complete?
- You do not mention anything about
compatibility. I think especially since this is being put in "Kepler
Simultaneous Release Maintenance" (which you should also state, explicitly)
it would be comforting to have a statement of compatibility. Such as are
you "merely" backwards compatible? Or can a large team use new
version and old version on same projects? Obviously, old version could
not use new features ... but ... just wondering if its been tested/designed
for those "large shop" scenarios (where developers work on same
projects, but not necessarily with same version of IDE). BTW, while
not ideal, I think it is OK if you have to say a large shop has to move
"up" to new version at the same time ... but, I'm sure many adopters
would be wondering about that ... so best to be explicit one way or another.
The new and noteworthy is very nice!
Thanks! and good luck,
Doug Schaefer <dschaefer@xxxxxxx>
Tools PMC mailing list
01/20/2014 01:58 PM
CDT 8.3 Release Review material
I have CDT’s 8.3 release review page read
for PMC approval. I have to admit it’s a bit rushed. It’s been a busy
couple of weeks. But the contributors have done a nice job of the new and
noteworthy page which is the most important piece IMHO.