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Motorola will not be providing support for Sequoyah past September 2012. Attempts to generate interest on mailing lists (sequoyah-dev, sequoyah-android-dev, tools-pmc, cross-project) have not brought any replies, so the best action is to terminate the project.  
 
Motorola will not be providing support for Sequoyah past September 2012. Attempts to generate interest on mailing lists (sequoyah-dev, sequoyah-android-dev, tools-pmc, cross-project) have not brought any replies, so the best action is to terminate the project.  
  
== Regarding the MTJ sub-project ==
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== Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ) ==
  
The Sequoyah project has been little interaction with MTJ since 2010, [1][2] although recent source commits have been made to the MTJ git repository and Nokia is commercializing the project for their [http://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/d951ce65-46dc-4cbe-88d2-fcbd8afb60d9/Nokia_Web_Tools_Release_Notes.html Series 40 Web Tools]. The MTJ Project itself needs some attention:
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MTJ is a subproject of Sequoyah and will have to move.
  
*Project metadata is out of date in portal.eclipse.org
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None of the project resources need to change.
*[http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project.php?id=tools.sequoyah.mtj Project landing page] contains inaccurate information (e.g. '''Communication''' section)
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*The [http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/DSDP/MTJ MTJ wiki] does not tell potential new developers how to participate in the project (wiki still references DSDP top-level project)
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It is the advice of the the Sequoyah project that MTJ be moved into Tools and continues as a stand-alone project for the immediate future. However, attempts should be made to communicate with the MTJ maintainers to see what their plans are to make the project viable in the future.
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* Git repositories are under /gitroot/mtj
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* Downloads: /home/data/httpd/download.eclipse.org/mtj
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* Hudson job
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* Bugszilla Product: MTJ
  
[1] http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/sequoyah-dev/msg00412.html
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The only change is in the project identifier which changes from tools.sequoyah.mtj to tools.mtj.
  
[2] http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/sequoyah-dev/msg00295.html
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This will affect the location of the project's summary page, metadata, and place in IPZilla.
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MTJ's website is still in CVS. This needs to be moved to Git. We might as well do this as part of this review.
  
 
== Goal(s) of the termination review  ==
 
== Goal(s) of the termination review  ==

Revision as of 14:15, 3 May 2013

Communication Channel: http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/sequoyah-dev/maillist.html

History

The Tools for Mobile Linux (TML) project was chartered in the spring of 2007 as a sub-project of DSDP. The purpose of the project was to create OEM-neutral development tools for supporting development of embedded Linux applications for Mobile devices. The Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ) project was also formed in DSDP, inheriting from the earlier EclipseME project.

When DSDP was dissolved, Sequoyah was formed to contain TML and MTJ. Sequoyah was placed in the Tools top-level project. Contributions to Sequoyah have primarily been from Motorola employees as committers, with external contributions from MontaVista, GSoC, and individuals.

Motorola will not be providing support for Sequoyah past September 2012. Attempts to generate interest on mailing lists (sequoyah-dev, sequoyah-android-dev, tools-pmc, cross-project) have not brought any replies, so the best action is to terminate the project.

Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ)

MTJ is a subproject of Sequoyah and will have to move.

None of the project resources need to change.

  • Git repositories are under /gitroot/mtj
  • Downloads: /home/data/httpd/download.eclipse.org/mtj
  • Hudson job
  • Bugszilla Product: MTJ

The only change is in the project identifier which changes from tools.sequoyah.mtj to tools.mtj.

This will affect the location of the project's summary page, metadata, and place in IPZilla.

MTJ's website is still in CVS. This needs to be moved to Git. We might as well do this as part of this review.

Goal(s) of the termination review

  1. Identify potential new leadership of the project.
  2. Identify a new home for the remnants of MTJ, most likely the Tools top-level project.
  3. Identify alternate locations for any Sequoyah source code that may be usable elsewhere
    1. The Eclipse Communication Framework suggested their interest in the VNC component  
    2. The Babel project may be interested in the work done in 2011 by GSoC student (Lucas Tiago Castro Jesus) on the localization files editor for Eclipse plugins
  4. Determine a time frame to archive source code and web materials

Termination Actions

  1. Archive directories
    • /gitroot/sequoyah/org.eclipse.sequoyah.git
    • /home/data/httpd/download.eclipse.org/sequoyah
    • /home/data/httpd/archive.eclipse.org/sequoyah
    • /cvsroot/org.eclipse/www/sequoyah
  2. Retire Bugzilla Product
    • Mark open Bugzilla bugs marked “won't fix”
    • Move bugs from Sequoyah to z_archived
  3. Clean up IPZilla
    • There are no open CQs, nothing to do here.
  4. Retire committers
  5. Retire Hudson Jobs
    • Sequoyah has no Hudson jobs