WTP Architecture Working Group Archive
Attendees: Konstantin, Nitin, Cameron, David W, Tim dB
Some of the discussion topics:
- Long term, should/can we use the build to enforce architecture?
- We can build things separately, but build currently assumes things go in a single order, i.e. once things are built they are available to all future components that build.
- Should the foundation supply build infrastructure?
- They already provide machines and much infrastructure.
- Build project has been suggested before, and other teams have tried to promote their build technology. There has been little interest.
- Maybe just common scripts or mechanisms for sharing?
- WTP structure is now several projects, each with core vs UI and wst vs jst split.
- Suggestion of packaging individual features or components for download. Could be on a separate download page, but would allow adopters to get exactly what they want.
- Is that overkill?
- Unclear how 3.4 provisioning work might affect features.
- We should break components up as wst/jst when we look at dependencies.
- Will want to eventually investigate core/UI split too.
- Should tests be included as part of a component?
- In practice we should have component level tests (part of a component) and project/cross-component tests. In reality most tests are component level, but some components have cross-component tests too.
- General agreement we should look at our dependencies without tests (to investigate the clean/runtime view of things) and also compare to see what dependencies tests add.
- Discussed Konstantin's visualization tool, Tim's dependency tool
- Cyclic dependencies are bad. :)
- What about other dependencies, esp. JDT?
- Should come up with a view of what requires JDT and what doesn't.
- JEM and EMF both have non-JDT/JDT split as well.
- Konstantin: Check on legal issues and send out source to tool
- Tim: Start modifying tool to read K's component format, start editing existing wiki page, setup next meeting
Attendees: Nitin, Tim dB
- canceled since nobody else showed up!
- review last minutes
- finish discussion
- action items
- where to go?
Attendees: Konstantin, Nitin, Cameron, Tim
- minutes lost, thanks to a Windows blue screen
- Date: Tuesday, October 9th
- Time: 2pm EDT/11am PDT
Topics: API, best practises