WTP Development Status Meeting
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Announcements And Special Reports
Congratulations and thank you for WTP 3.0.4!
Focus on Quality (Neil)
- Concurrency presentation (Gary - will present this week)
- Focus Item:
- Untargeted bugs with patches attached opened before October 1st, 2008 (Last week 47 ; Currently ~ 47)
- Mark invalid patches as obsolete
- Target bugs to a release or "future" if not a current release
- Upcoming Focus item
- Past Focus Items
- Untargeted severity "Major" and higher bugs opened before June 1st, 2008 (64, 36, 21, 9)
- Target to a specific release or "future" if planning to fix but not in the next release
- Adjust severity as appropriate
Take a breath.
Ready to declare weekly build?
Issues to watch moving up to M6 prereqs
- Common Navigator changes: may change again in M6. See bug 252293: LabelProviders do not obey override rules
- JDT Compiler changes from I20090217-2200: eclipse-dev post
Our schedule, based on Platform's proposed schedule.
Normally, our milestone are one week after the Platform's delivery. Exceptions noted below.
- 3.0.1 Early Maintenance Release Aug 15
- M1 -> Aug 22 (extra week added so not to overlap maintenance release)
- 3.0.2 Coordinated Maintenance Release Sep 24
- M2 -> Sept 26 (extra week added so not to overlap maintenance release) (updated)
- M3 -> Nov 7 (short milestone, since "making up" for added week above)
- 3.0.3 Early Maintenance Release Nov 14
- M4 -> Dec 19
- M5 -> Feb 6
- 3.0.4 Coordinated Maintenance Release Feb 25
- (EclipseCon March 23-27)
- M6 -> Mar 20 Feature Complete, API Freeze, UI Freeze, NLS, Accessibility
- M7 -> May 8 Performance tuning, documentation, bug fixing
- RC1 -> May 22 Serious bugs only, focus on stability.
- RC2 -> May 29 WTP will likely not participate in an RC2, based on feedback from last year that RC2 came too soon, needed more fixing, less testing
- RC3 -> Jun 5 Very serious bugs only.
- RC4 -> Jun 12 Very very serious bugs only.
- RC5 -> Jun 19 Hopefully no changes from RC4. Prepare web pages, update sites, etc.
- GA -> Jun 24
Bob Fraser and Nova the look and feel: (see bug 261721)
Any more to discuss on XSL Graduation?
- agreed to move into source editing now. Focus on XML Project post Galileo.
Gary Karasiuk and Concurrency
Excellent presentation and discussion.
Dave Carver also recommended 'Clean Code' by Robert Martin.
Some problem areas in WTP were mentioned:
Brian: models, especially emf lazy initialization (implies no immutable).
Gary: classpath manipulations
Chuck asked if there could be better ways to debug who is holding a lock, that is, how to find out who's supposed to be notifying a monitor.
Some discussion that scheduling rules were good for some things, but in some cases, can make things worse. If I understood it correctly, they are good if and only if everyone uses them, and only them, but they don't "mix" well with normal Java threading (Please correct notes if I misunderstood).
- In general, the minimum requirement is that if you branch a plug-in, you need to branch all the plug-ins in the corresponding map file. This is to make it easier for others to know what to load, to "be current" in a maintenance branch. It is fine to branch everything in a sub-project if you choose to, but still need to correspond to what's in a map file, and the map file should be updated to explain what it's used for. Map files can be re-organized some, if that helps make it easier to organize and understand what teams are working on what.
- The names for branches should follow the pattern of 'R3_0_maintenance'. This will be the name for all 3.0.x maintenance work (not just the first, 3.0.1 maintenance work). Note that JSF and JPA code may use R2_0_maintenance, but their map files, will still be branched using R3_0_maintenance.
- Instructions for tagging existing and new WTP wiki pages can be found at WTP's Category page; remember, we can create subcategories as well
- This Week's Smoke Test Results
- Build Declaration Process Refined - See WTP Build Process and Procedures
- Information about process for milestone bugzilla line item planning has been added to the WTP Bugs, Workflow, and Conventions document.
- PMC Candidate Review Request Checklist - See the updated PMC Review document with attention to the "How To Prepare a PMC Defect Candidate" section
- Adopter Migration Information for WTP 2.0 - Please add any details for your component.
- Documentation on Setting up your system for Web Tools Web site development and Using Web Tools Phoenix PHP templates is on the wiki at Web Tools Web Site Development.
- Bug Day
- Monitor and participate in Bug Day if you would like.
- Mark any applicable bugs with keyword "bugday", but only if you'll have a representative on hand to respond through Bugzilla or in IRC
- Current WTP Bug Day bugs (~53)
- Project Meta data, for Project leads, especially, see "information about ..." from your subproject web page left nav bar.
- Go to Foundation Portal
- Login with committer ID
- Click on "[maintain] Project Info meta-data"
- Changes coming to IP Log management (more automated, but more for Project Leads to do?): See Development Resources/Automatic IP Log