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Re: [wtp-dev] Stepping down as project lead

Hi Nitin, 

Admirations for the long years of contributing to Eclipse!

Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
From: wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nitin Dahyabhai
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:23 AM
To: General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues.
Subject: [wtp-dev] Stepping down as project lead

As mentioned in last week's status meeting, I'm stepping down as the 
lead for Source Editing and JSDT, and hopefully the nominations for my 
replacement won't be a shock to anyone.  While I won't be disappearing 
entirely, I have full faith in their ability to keep everything running 
smoothly as I take on new challenges from my employer.  Committers for 
the respective projects, please reply with your +1s by next week's 
status meeting in keeping with the guidelines at 
and .

For JSDT I'm nominating Chris Jaun.  As one of the initial Committers on 
JSDT, even before we separated it into its own project, Chris undertook 
the messy task of removing a lot of vestigial code that was left over 
from the original forking from JDT.  Since then he's tackled memory 
problems and all sorts of bizarre exceptions and corner cases spanning 
hundreds of bug fixes, and shown a talent for and interest in project 
management that, frankly, exceeds my own.  If there's anyone to step in 
and take over those aspects while still having the know-how to help with 
the patch and bug backlog, it's Chris.  Please give him your support.

As for Source Editing, I've been working on it for 13 years, give or 
take a couple of weeks, and for the last 5 of them Nick Sandonato's been 
my right hand.  He knows the code base as well as I do, even better than 
I do in a few places, and it's been an honor to be his mentor and friend 
the whole time.  Whether it's responding to bug reports with an event 
temper, keeping us from breaking the build too often, or mentoring 
potential Committers, there's no one I would trust more to take on the 
duties of the project lead.  Please give him your backing.

For everyone else, the 3.4.2 site has been waiting patiently at (releases/3.4.2 in our web 
site repository) if anyone has release notes to add.  Anything already 
intended for post-3.4.2 patch builds comes to mind.

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
IBM Rational

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