After a discussion with the SOA PMC it was decided that it would in the community's best interests to have the BPEL Designer project move to the SOA top-level project. This will promote the visibility of the project to a community that is more directly involved in the definition and use of business process design tools, thereby attracting developers with a vested interest in improving and maintaining the BPEL Designer code base.
As part of the code restructuring we propose moving to a GIT repository. If possible, we would like to maintain the existing commit history in the new repository.
A new unix group, soa.bpel, will be created for the project. All existing committers will become part of this group.
All code in the existing CVS repository at /cvsroot/technology/bpel (technology.bpel group) will be moved to a new GIT repository at /gitroot/bpel (new soa.bpel group). The project directory structure will remain the same.
The location of the existing BPEL project website will not physically change, it will remain at /cvsroot/org.eclipse/www/bpel but access rights should be changed to read/write for the new soa.bpel group.
The BPEL Designer update site will move from http://download.eclipse.org/technology/bpel/update-site/ to http://download.eclipse.org/bpel/updates/
Access rights should be changed to read/write for the soa.bpel group.
The entire bugzilla history will be moved from the "Technology" Classification to "SOA". Product, Component, Version and Target will all remain as-is.
Mailing Lists and Forums
The current newsgroup, firstname.lastname@example.org and the BPEL Forum http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=thread&frm_id=43 will remain as-is.
The VCS commit notification mailing list email@example.com will need to be hooked in to the new GIT repository.
This is a list of all active committers; these will also be granted committer rights to the new project.
- Nick Boldt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bob Brodt (email@example.com)
- Oleg Danilov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tobias Liefke (email@example.com)
- Grid Qian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Vincent Zurczak (email@example.com)
Project Plan and Restructuring Schedule
The current project plan can be found here. The goal is to complete the code move by end of July, 2011 and produce a 1.0 release by end of August, 2011.
The Restructuring Review has been tentatively scheduled for July 7 to July 13, 2011.
A copy of the IP Log can be found here: Media:IPLogBPELJune2011.pdf