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DSDP/TM/Committer Phone Meeting 2-May-2007

Meeting Title: TM Committer Phone Meeting
Date & Time: Tuesday May 2, 2007 at 1500 UTC
Dial-in: International +44 (0)1452 567588
North America +1 (866) 6161738 (toll free)
UK National 08712460713
Passcode: 0587322148 #

MartinO to start conference call - please dial in using the numbers above.
Please be available for Skype Chat in parallel to the call. MartinO will start Skype chat just prior to call.
Skype fallback dial-in - only if less than 5 participants: martin.oberhuber, ddykstal (or david_dykstal), david-k-mcknight, kushal.munir, javier.montalvoorus, tedatteddotnet, michael_scharf, and uwe.stieber.


  • IBM - Dave McKnight, Dave Dykstal, Kushal Munir, Kevin Doyle, Xuan Chen
  • Symbian - Javier Montalvo Orús
  • Wind River - Martin Oberhuber, Michael Scharf, (Uwe Stieber n/a)

This is an Open call, so anyone else can join (though we expect the talk to be interesting for committers only).


News & Review Action Items

Martin 30% Platform symbolic links; API cleanups; 100%
DaveD 40% IBM issues; UDA Persistence design; concerned about getting UDA in shape 80%
DaveM 40% Bugfixes 40%
Kushal 40% BIDI Encodings; UDA: Model close to complete, but persistence unclear - may need an extension point to perist contributor's extensions to RSEModelObject 40%
Javier 50% FTP Parser Extension Point - Problems persisting Property Set 50%
Ted 0% - 0%
Uwe 5% - 5%
Michael 10% 10%

Time Plan and Deadlines toward M7

  • Plan towards M7 - goals and deadlines for I-builds
    • I20070503 -- Minor API changes - Final Feature Additions - Feature Freeze (Terminal integration; FTP Parser)
    • I20070510 -- Stabilization, start TM 2.0 M7 Testing on May 14th
    • I20070516 -- TM 2.0M7 (17th is a public holiday in Austria!)
    • Reminder: TM 2.0 Ramp down Plan for Europa

Bugs and open work to be discussed

  • Current Priorities
    • Priority #1: Finish API Changes
      • Javier: FTP parallel download, allowing to register directory listing parser by extension point
        • What about Commons.Net class in the Extension Point API? What about having extension point in the Service?
      • DaveD: Persistence (for UDA) - independent of IResource?; UI/Non-UI
      • DaveM: 184322 IProgressMonitor added to file system APIs: need to document whether null is allowed as paramter or not, both for IFileService and IRemoteFileSubSystem!!
        • Should we have a common guideline of having the progress monitor first, or last?
      • bug 182221: IRemoteFileSubSystem should forward exceptions rather than handling them with dialogs - Decision was to pragmatically start converting simple methods - who should do it?
      • Martin: 177523 getInstance; 175680 cleanup ISystemRegistry - probably bring more into non-UI; 173042 Refresh; 172650 Capabilities; 176461 expand-to-level; 170910 Integrate Terminalview; 185098 constants for system types; 185097 make getCoreRegistry() simpler
      • Michael: Small API improvements for Terminal (with xyzmodem, 165893
    • Priority #2: Import/Export and User Actions
      • Import/Export should be complete - did anybody except DaveM test it? What about User Docu?
      • AI DaveD, Kushal persistence with User Actions; Dave working on API prerequisites now;
    • Priority #3: Bugs
      • Bugzilla: Severity Major, hi-priority
        • 167620 Select and Delete in the Main thread
      • Encoding Issues: Kushal single encoding control for all subsystems? 179939 What about binary vs. ASCII file transfer?
        • Get rid of the binary vs. ASCII Preference page?
      • BIDI bugs: adopting ICU4J? It's part of core RCP already; keep it in UI
        • AI DaveD to follow up on the concrete bug 183631 and fix it, to get experience with ICU4J
      • EFS: Copy(), Move(); Open Remote Project on Startup: Get rid of IResource dependencies where possible; minimal plugin activations; UI/Non-UI
      • 182454 - what is the meaning of ISystemViewElementAdapter.getAbsoluteName()

  • General Guidelines
    • Avoid breaking API changes after end of this week
    • Junior Jobs: Bugs marked as JJ: in the subject - similar to "helpwanted" keyword
    • Compiler Warnings - total 669 in all of RSE, as of today:
      • 360 "Discouraged Access"
      • 114 Javadoc:
      • 97 deprecated
      • Compiler warnings compared to 30-Jan-2007
        • 192 -> 99 rse.ui (mostly javadoc)
        • 94 -> 120 files.ui
        • 27 -> 31 subsystems.files.core
        • 23 -> 18 services (javadoc)
        • 12 -> 14 rse.core (deprecated)
        • 3 connectorservice.dstore
        • (---) -> 143 useractions
        • (---) -> 11 importexport
      • See the Committer Howto for settings
      • The 'discouraged access warnings should be looked at since they may indicate API flaws

Vacation, Away

Action Items

  • Last Meeting Action Items
  • DaveD: Translation Testcases; Persistence Provider without IResource; Get started on ICU4J with bug 183631; User Actions
  • DaveM: Bugs
  • Kushal: BIDI bugs and Encodings
  • Martin: API cleanups; Testing Stats; Refresh improvements; Integrating Terminal with RSE
  • Javier: FTP parallel download, registering FTP Parser by extension point

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