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Planning Council/March 20 2011

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Introduction and Introductions

This is our annual, traditional EclipseCon Face-Face Meetings, Sunday, March 20, At Hyatt, Napa Room.

3-4 (Pacific Time) PC face-to-face meeting
4-5 (Pacific Time) Joint Councils Meeting (See Donald's note to list).


Meeting Title: Planning Council EclipseCon face-to-face meeting
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2011, at 3:00 PMC Pacific time. Napa Room
Dial-in: No dial in. For the call-in numbers, see the "Project Review" number on Foundation Portal page.


PMC (and Strategic) Reps

Chris Aniszczyk Technology (PMC)
John Arthorne Eclipse (PMC)
Oliver Cole Tptp (PMC) X
Mik Kersten Mylyn (ALM) PMC
Brian Payton Datatools (PMC)
Anthony Hunter Tools (PMC)
Adrian Mos SOA (PMC)
Ed Merks Modeling (PMC)
Thomas Watson Rt (PMC)
David Williams WTP (PMC) (appointed Chair)
Gary Xue Birt (PMC)

Strategic Reps

Cedric Brun OBEO (Strategic Developer)
Stefan Daume Cloudsmith Inc.(Strategic Developer)
Neil Hauge Oracle (Strategic Developer)
Kaloyan Raev SAP AG (Strategic Developer)
Pascal Rapicault Sonatype (Strategic Developer)
Markus Knauer Innoopract (Strategic Developer)
Christian Kurzke Motorola (Strategic Developer)
Achim Loerke BREDEX (Strategic Developer)


Wayne Beaton Eclipse Foundation (appointed)

Note: feel free to correct any errors/omissions in above attendance record.
Y = Yes, attended
N = No, did not
R = regrets sent ahead of time
X = not expected


 ? Nokia (Strategic Developer) X
 ? CA Inc. (Strategic Consumer) X
 ? brox IT-Solutions GmbH (Strategic Developer) X

Note: "Inactive" refers to Strategic Members we have not heard from in a year or so, and have been unable to convince to participate. Those members can become active again at any time. Contact David Williams if questions.


  •  ?

Indigo Status

  •  ?

Other business

  • Name that release; Indigo+1. We'll examine votes, and be sure there is a clear winner, and that the winner is not objectionable in some way we didn't think of before. Remember, once we come up with the name, it will have to be "vetted" by Ian/Mike to make sure there would be no trademark infringement, etc. (They might be able to do this "in days", before EclipseCon is over ... but not sure.) (Pascal?)
  • Status, plans, and urgency of moving from CVS to GIT. Why it is required, again? (Denis, Wayne?)
  • V6 of the Eclipse Road Map ... mostly here for reference. Any feedback should have already been given, I believe, if I understand the dates ... board review is next day.

Long Term Planning discussion

EclipseCon face-to-face is good time to discuss high level, long term issues. The following items are along the lines of "brainstorming" agenda items ... please add any of your own issues you've been wanting to talk about. They can range from a thought, question, or a well developed proposal.

Start with a reminder of our mission, purpose, goals, etc.
How are we doing? Beside 'being on time' are we achieving the best quality that we can? By focusing our projects on items that have biggest return, for Eclipse as a whole?
Should we have "must do" items at all? Or, are they just recommendations?
Are the requirements about right? Too many? Too few?
Is the release tracking checklist worthwhile? Should we do away with them? Should we make them better? More "auto fill-in" ... more "testing" results provide the data for forms, projects provide the exceptions/documentation. Who is the audience(s)? (Projects, PMCs, Planning Council, Adopters).
Is yearly release (with two service releases) the right interval? Should they be Quarterly? Should releases be every other year? Or, every other year be a LTS releases with "off" year having less maintenance emphasis?

Next Meeting

  • April 6, 2011 (our regular "first Wednesday" meeting, at Noon Easter).


Indigo Requirements
Indigo Wiki page
Indigo Simultaneous Release
Planning Council Members
Simultaneous Release Roles and Simultaneous Release Roles/EMO

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