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WTP Development Status Meeting 2007-05-10

Amy W, Angel V, Dave G, David W, Jason S, Jess G, John L, Kathy C, Konstantin K, Larry D, Larry I, Neil H, Nitin D, Raghu S, Rob F, Valentin B


  • Vote on committer status for Kaloyan Raev from SAP is underway.
  • Bugzilla process changes for 1.5.5 and 2.0 RC1
  • Use review flag for component lead review
Committer puts the component lead under review flag with a "?"
Component lead switches review flag to "+" or "-"
  • PMC flag
  • For developers, same as always, put "PMC" in status whiteboard and add "" as CC.
  • For PMC, instead of using a "+1" comment, you update the "pmc_approved" flag for your email address with a "+" for approve and a "-" for reject. Once the developer puts a bug in "PMC", I will add you as a CC and add your bugzilla flags as a "?", which will generate you a handy email, requesting you to approve the bug. Once the appropriate amount of approvals is garnered, I will update the status whiteboard to "PMC_approved" or if need be, to "PMC_rejected". The PMC pages are updated to ONLY look at the flags and not text comments.
  • State of WST, a work in progress posted by David about WST issues and how to refocus efforts on improving WST in 3.0.

WTP 1.5.4

  • Update site is ready!
  • Newsgroup announce and website news update are both complete.
  • Minor glitch with the packaging of JEM in WTP - If someone has VE installed, they will have a manage configuration error due to incompatible feature ranges, but all the function still works.
  • Bug lists (WST,JST,JSF)
1.5.4 Total Bugs Fixed (~69)
1.5.x Resolved, Unverified (~15)

WTP 1.5.5

  • Scope
WTP 1.5.5 is a service release for critical defects, regressions, and adopter issues only. There should be no translation or UI changes, nor should it affect any API reported through the adopter scanning tools. The PMC would like me to inform you the bar will be higher than in 1.5.4, both for keeping focus on the 2.0.x and 3.0 streams and for maintaining stability in 1.5.5.
  • Bug Approval
All bugs must be approved by the normal PMC Approval Process.
  • Timeline
The proposal is that to keep focus on WTP 2.0 shutdown, we don't actually start development until the end of June and don't declare an M build until July 13th. Then, we take the biweekly approach we did in 1.5.4, with a few RC shutdown weeks leading to an August 31 GA. RDB will work throughout May and June since they don't have any 2.0 work and are preparing migration efforts to DTP.
May 11-June 22 RDB Fixes
June 29 All Component Fixes
July 13 M Build
July 27 M Build
Aug 10 M Build
Aug 17 RC1
Aug 24 RC2
Aug 31 1.5.5 GA

  • Bug lists (WST,JST,JSF)
Invalid Targeted Defects <1.5.5 (0)
1.5.x Untargeted Blockers/Criticals (~1)
1.5.x Untriaged Bugs (~8)
1.5.5 Bugs for WTP PMC review and approval (~0)
1.5.5 Hot Bug Requests (~0)
1.5.5 Hot Bugs (~1)
1.5.5 Blockers, Criticals (~0)
1.5.5 Remaining Targeted Bugs (~2)
1.5.5 Total Bugs Fixed (~0)
1.5.x Resolved, Unverified (~15)
1.5.x Verified, Not closed (~0)

WTP 2.0

March 2007 - June 2007
Platform +1 WTP
M7/RC0 May 04 May 11 May 18
RC1 May 18 May 23 May 25 1 PMC +1's
RC2 May 25 May 30 June 05 1 PMC +1's
RC3 June 08 June 13 June 14 2 PMC +1's
RC4 June 15 June 20 June 21 3 PMC +1's
Europa GA June 29 June 29 June 29
  • Europa To Do's
  • Ensure all plugin manifests have execution environments specified - David to open bugzilla, each component needs to do this for RC0.
  • Use signed plugin jars - This is not a requirement anymore, are we still going to do for WTP 2.0?
  • Each component must run the eclipse copyright tool to ensure all files have a proper copyright. JSF and J2EE? No updates. Server tools is done.
  • Component Leads - Please update the exception section of the WTP 2.0 Europa Ramp Down Plan with the relevant info and bugzilla numbers for exceptions to M6 feature complete.
  • WSDL 1.4 is in Orbit but we are using 1.5 - We may need to investigate dropping back to WSDL 1.4.
  • Updates to feature.xml's to pull in required dependencies on update site and for more fine grained EMF features.
  • April 6th - May 18th, WTP RC0
April 2007 - May 2007
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Function and Compatibility Tests
Defect Verifications
Mustfix defects
Defect Verifications
Mustfix defects
Defect Verifications
Status Call
Thumbs Up Test
Declare WTP 2.0 RC0

  • Build Status
EMF and GEF M7 will be declared this week.
Upgraded Xerces from 2.8 to 2.9. Any issues? Tested?
Please smoke test and update wiki to declare RC0 I Build.
  • Function and Compatibility Tests
Please plan to take a step back and run some regression tests on any changed areas and function tests on any approved new function. Also, remember to work on closing out bug verifications.
You can store your tests plans here. You are encouraged to ask the community for help!
Remember to also be testing with many Europa components installed like BIRT or TPTP to ensure compatibility.
  • API Violations Review -
Thanks Neil for investigating Dali issues. Raghu to investigate JSF ones.
Cannot underestimate the importance of this in the stability and quality of WTP as a platform. These numbers are embarrassingly high. Each component needs to really get someone focused each week on improving these numbers and opening API requests.
Action 1 = For any violation, open a bug to request API or fix code to not use internal discouraged access. An example is using images or labels from other plugins, these should be copied into your plugin. Also, using internal classes instead of the API interfaces.
Action 2 = If you do have a clean plugin of API violations/discourage access, switch prereq ranges wide so you can react to small version number changes without issue.
Action 3 = To be able to develop with discouraged access enabled, we need to update plugin's .classpath rules. Should we turn off defaults to expose all warnings to get a quicker resolution?
  • Known Issues
Investigating possible issue with API violation scan reports with respect to DTP usage.
  • Bug Lists
Bugzilla Enhancements Targeted for 2.0 RC0 (~15)
All Remaining 2.0 Targeted Enhancements (~25)
2.0 Invalid Targeted Defects <RC0 (~0)
2.0 Untargeted Blockers/Criticals (~0)
2.0 Hot Bug Requests (~0)
2.0 Hot Bugs (~0)
2.0 Blockers/Criticals (~6)
2.0 Remaining Targeted RC0 Defects (~139)
2.0 Total JST, WST, JSF Bugs Fixed (~491)
2.0 Dali Total Bugs Fixed (~83)
2.0 Targeted Bugs (Graph)
All Remaining 2.0 Targeted Bugs (~210)

Bug Backlogs

All Untriaged WTP Bugs (Graph)
All Untriaged WTP Bugs (~114)
All WTP Verified, Not Closed Bugs (Graph)
All WTP Verified, Not Closed Bugs (6)
All WTP Resolved, Unverified Bugs (Graph)
All WTP Resolved, Unverified Bugs (446)
All WTP Defect Backlog (Graph)
All WTP Defect Backlog (2952)
All Resolved, Remind or Later (Graph)
All Resolved, Remind or Later (~58)
All Open WTP Bugs with Patches Attached (Graph)
All Open WTP Bugs with Patches Attached (~177)
All API Requests (9)

Working Groups

  • Java EE 5 - Common interface for artifact edits and IModelProviders will be provided post 2.0. But a better handling of invalid artifact edits will be investigated for 2.0.
JEE5 Test Scenarios
When opening related defects, add "JEE5-UC" in the Status Whiteboard

  • Axis2
Kathy - Axis2 1.2 support is added for this week. Regular status meetings will be canceled.

  • Website
Bob F - WTP 1.5.4 pages are up:

Other business?

  • Quick discussion on plans for the JSR 109 Web Services node in J2EE perspective?
Follow up with Chuck the need to hide this node.
  • JavaOne update from Raghu - both ATF and JSF had a packed room for well received presentations and demos.

Teams Status and Focus for Coming Week

Server Component Team

Datatools (RDB, 1.5.x only)

XML/JSP Component Team

  • Finishing 2.0 plan items
  • Verifying that new platform Command "story" has correct backward compatibility in text and multi-page editing scenarios
  • Updating tutorials (105989,175052,181979) to match RC0/2.0 UI
  • Reviewing performance tests
  • Ongoing triaging of incoming bugs

Web Services Component Team

Java EE Component Team

  • IModelProvider api committed, working though issues
  • Archive api still in progress
  • Identifying/Finishing key JEE5 scenarios for inclusion into RC0 driver.
  • Ongoing triaging of incoming bugs

Dali JPA

- Finishing up M7/RC0 items



  • Investigating improving usage scans and test coverage reports
  • Running Performance and API tests


Known Issues
  • The baseline test needs to be rerun each week to eliminate false "hiccups" in performance.
Action Items
  • Improve the UI readability and cohesiveness of the output result pages
  • Improve the actual tests. Why do some take so long? Why do some results fluctuate? Why do some have 160% performance degradations? Are the tests even still valid?
  • Allow committers to reliably and efficiently run perfomance suites in the workspace before checking in code
  • Add JSF and JPA performance JUnits


  • This Week's Smoke Test Results
WTP 2.0 Smoke Results Page
Information about process for milestone bugzilla line item planning has been added to the WTP Bugs, Workflow, and Conventions document.
PMC Candidate Review Request Checklist - See the updated PMC Review document with attention to the "How To Prepare a PMC Defect Candidate" section
Adopter Migration Information for WTP 2.0 - Please add any details for your component.
  • Website
Documentation on Setting up your system for Web Tools Web site development and Using Web Tools Phoenix PHP templates is on the wiki at Web_Tools_Web_Site_Development

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