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Development Resources/HOWTO/Restructuring Reviews

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Revision as of 16:34, 28 June 2011 by Wayne.eclipse.org (Talk | contribs) (Review Documentation)

A Restructuring Review is an opportunity to notify the community about "significant" changes in your project. This can be as simple as a change of name or scope, or as complex as a splintering of the project into multiple projects with distinct scopes, committers, and so forth. Any Restructuring Review that includes the movement of code from one project to another requires an IP Log review (all of the relevant CQs must be approved by the Eclipse Legal team) prior to scheduling of the review. We cannot schedule a Review before the Legal team has completed their work. If you are waiting for CQs, please review where your CQs are, and when they are scheduled to be reviewed, in the IP team work queue.


After you have verified that all relevant CQs are approved, the following items must be completed at least one week before the scheduled start of the review period:

  1. PMC Approval: Can occur in parallel with, prior to, and after, the IP clearance;
  2. IP Log Approval (if code will be moving as part of this review); and

It is good practice to provide the EMO with Review Documentation as early as possible. Due to the very dynamic nature of a Restructuring Review, some amount of negotiation may be required to get the content right (at the end of the day, the review documentation needs to serve as the means by which the community is informed of the activity). It is recommended that you provide the EMO with a draft of your documentation at least one week ahead of the start of the review period. Strictly speaking, however, completed review documentation is required prior to the start of the review period.

PMC Approval

Please forward an email showing that you have PMC approval for the review from both the "old" and "new" PMCs (in the case that a project is moving from one Top Level Project to another). The easiest way to do this is to request approval on the PMC mailing lists and forward the responses to EMO.

Project Plan

Your project plan must be current, and available at this URL: http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?projectid=top-leve-project.sub-project. This URL must be listed in your review docuware.

IP Log Approval

Because IP Log approval can take varying amounts of time (depending on the work queue of the IP Team), Restructuring Reviews that require IP Log approval (i.e. include the movement of code from one project to another) must have an approved IP Log before their review date is confirmed. After you have submitted the IP Log to Eclipse Legal for approval, the review is added to the schedule with the notation Waiting for IP Log. After EMO is notified that the IP Log is approved, that notation is replaced with the date of the review.

Please use the automated IP Log Tool to update and and submit your IP Log. This page explains how the tool works. This section of the page explains how to submit the IP Log. The URL for using the tool for your project uses your project ID, in this format: http://www.eclipse.org/projects/ip_log.php?projectid=project ID.

While you are waiting for IP Log approval, we suggest that you obtain PMC approval for the review and begin work on your document.