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Platform Release Engineering Galileo Plan

This document is a work in progress of the major changes that we would like to make during the Galileo release cycle.

Built for speed, faster tests we need

  • Run build with 1.6 vm Bug 237354
  • Run tests in parallel on several machines to reduce testing time
  • Generic templates for complex build changes such as adding a new port and packaging.

Everyone builds

  • Provide an releng product download that people can download and replicate our build environment. The source build doesn't represent how Eclipse is built. Investigate possibilities with JNLP.
  • Invoke builds from web ui authenticated by eclipse committer rights with parameters - maintenance build vs i-builds, tests or not etc.
  • Expose all our infrastructure to open source
  • Modularize our scripts - compiling, package, test (JUnit correctness, performance, Releng validation, API Tooling, version compare, code coverage). This will also allow shorter test build runs.

Stable future

  • Implement code coverage tools Bug 241254
  • Mentor a new release engineer
  • Implement prebuild validators
  • Evaluate common failures determine how they can be mitigated. Rewrite if necessary.

Further leverage p2 and enhancements to PDE build

Blue sky ideas

  • incremental build from p2 repository
  • compile and sign at foundation, package locally, depends on availability of the eight vms we use
  • Evaluate if platforms, or zips can be removed from the build, with scripts to build with p2
  • Allow developers to contribute machines for testing
  • RSS feeds for performance tests, JUnit tests
  • Incremental test results