To the Web Services and WSDL Committers
it is with great pleasure I am writing
to nominate Lahiru Sandakith from WSO2 as a Committer on the Web Services
Component team of the WTP project.
Since about October last year, Lahiru
has been operating as a dedicated member of the WTP Web Services tools
team on the design, development, testing and documentation of a new set
of extensions to the Web services platform in WTP 2.0 to support the development
of Apache Axis2 Web services and clients. Lahiru has contributed a substantial
amount of new code to the platform and in so doing accomplished rich integration
between Eclipse WTP and Apache Axis2. Along the way, he has amassed impressive
breadth and depth of knowledge in plug-in development for the Eclipse and,
of course, WTP Web services platforms. He has contributed extensions to
the Eclipse preferences framework, the Web services framework and the facets
framework. He implemented a mechanism similar to that found in Server Tools
whereby WTP does not include any actual Axis2 code, but instead allows
the user to point WTP to an independent Axis2 installation and, under the
covers, reflectively exploit it. Not limiting himself to just "the
code", he has also written tutorials and contributed functional test
suites for the Axis2 tools. The query below  demonstrates the variety
of RFEs and bugs Lahiru has responsively worked on over the past few months.
Lahiru has applied sound judgement,
skill, discipline, adaptability, insight, a genuinely affable nature and
strong sense of enthusiasm and helpfulness to the Eclipse WTP project -
all traits typical of a Committer. In recognition of Lahiru's accomplishments
to date and to unleash him on a variety of improvements to the Axis2 tools
we wish to explore beyond WTP 2.0, please join me in casting a "+1"
for Lahiru as a WTP Web services Committer.
Many thanks for your time and attention,