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WTP and STP Collaboration

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Purpose of this page is to collect general information and references about the collaboration between the WTP and STP projects. WTP is a prerequisite of the STP project, and as a consequence integration with STP is important to the WTP requirement process. This is particularly important for v2.0 release of the WTP project, where one the goals is better integration with other eclipse projects. The information on this page is very new and is here to start the process and will serve as a starting point for the collaborative work between the two projects. Any STP or WTP committer can update it.

Note: since only committers everyone can edit these pages, if anyone from the community has contributions or suggestions for additions, please use the stp-dev or wtp-dev mail lists or contact one of the committers from either projects.

Thanks, Naci Dai 18:00, 14 August 2006 (EEST)

Bit of History

WTP and STP share common interests in providing tools and platforms for server-side enterprise computing. In addition, these projects also share committers and companies that are interested in both projects. PMCs on both projects are making a concious effort to make use of each other's technologies where it makes sense. We are now making a planned effort to make sure that this collaboration happens for version 2.0 of WTP and version 1.0 of STP, which are both planned for mid 2007.


Joint Workgroup

A joint workgroup would help speed the process of collaboration between the projects. The following would also help:

  • A conf call every other week to start planning, follow progress and resolve issues. We will publish the notes here.
  • Component owners in WTP & STP that would own the work.

Gathering Feedback

True to the eclipse spirit, we will gather feedback and information on topics of potential collaboration. We will take into account:

  • Feedback from PMCs, contributors, component owners and community.
  • Committers who commit to both STP & WTP are very valuable
  • Feedback from wtp-dev and stp-dev groups

Potential Areas of Collaboration

  • Runtime/Server Support
  • Multiple deployment
  • Service Creation
  • Extensibility of WTP Wizards and APIs
  • Project Facets