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Meeting Title: Architecture Council Face-to-Face Meeting EclipseCon 2013
Date & Time: Sunday March 24, 2013 at 2000 UTC / 1600 Boston attention DST change
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Sunday AC+PC Face-to-Face

  • Attendees: John Arthorne, Wayne Beaton, Ian Bull, Neil Hauge, Markus Knauer, Martin O, Doug Schaefer, Michael Scharf, Eike Stepper, Gunnar Wagenknecht


Release Train / Build Reproducability

  • Durable repositories for the release train, to support reproducible re-builds
    • Copying bits in the aggregator vs. “promote” functionality in CBI
    • Wayne wants to understand the ideal solution, then work backwards to what is realistic

Development Process Reboot

  • AC driving the Eclipse Development Process
    • shall we reboot and start a more lightweight process from scratch?
    • What are the key elements of the development process ?
    • How to practically attack the task of revising the EDP ?

Top 10 Architectural Principles

  • AC to publish about technical architecture eg “Top 10 Principles of Eclipse”
    • Wayne: Publishing principles needs to be maintained – if they get stale it’s probably more harm than good

Projects that need Contributions

  • How to help projects that everybody uses but nobody contributes to? Eg PDE / OSGi tooling ?
    • Eg publish a list of “Top 10 helpwanted featueres” - how to make that community driven? Granularity of items should be bigger than bugzilla


Tuesday Breakfast

  • Attendees: John Arthorne, Wayne Beaton, Chuck Bridgham, Ian Bull, Neil Hauge, Markus Knauer, Martin O, Doug Schaefer, Michael Scharf, Eike Stepper, Gunnar Wagenknecht, Tom Watson


Ideas for Discussion

  • Top 10 Principles: Brainstorm, what are some top 10 principle candidates for technical architecture ?
  • EDP Reboot what are the key elements of the EDP that need to be kept ?
    • Process: Who can spend some time on the EDP reboot, how to attack it, who to lead the initiative ?
    • PMI: Tools to encourage projects communicate / interact in a consistent and meaningful way easily
  • bug 401236 CLA's and git signed-off-by improvements for automatic tracking
  • bug 397644 How to contribute - CONTIBUTING template for github
  • bug 358968 Logging Policy
  • LTS


Action Items

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