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DSDP/TM/Committer Phone Meeting 30-Jan-2007

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Meeting Title: TM Committer Phone Meeting
Date & Time: Tuesday Jan 30, 2007 at 1700 UTC
Dial-in: International +44 (0)1452 567588
North America +1 (866) 6161738 (toll free)
UK National 08712460713
Passcode: 0587322148 #

MartinO to start conference call - please dial in using the numbers above.
Please be available for Skype Chat in parallel to the call. MartinO will start Skype chat just prior to call.
Skype fallback dial-in - only if less than 5 participants: martin.oberhuber, ddykstal (or david_dykstal), david-k-mcknight, kushal.munir, javier.montalvoorus, tedatteddotnet, michael_scharf, and uwe.stieber.


  • IBM - Dave McKnight, (Dave Dykstal n/a, Kushal Munir n/a)
  • Symbian - Javier Montalvo Orús
  • Wind River - Martin Oberhuber, Uwe Stieber, Michael Scharf, (Ted Williams n/a)


  • Our top goals
    • Grow the Communities - active users and adopters --> tutorial, docs, mailinglist help: being responsive
    • Get the APIs Right --> enable public API discussion --> ISV docs, Wiki API discussion, [api] bugzilla's
    • Get our Processes in place --> JUnit, nightly builds, infocenter, update site

Latest News

Martin 50% Created project plan; PluginFest; Worked with Platform on ssh prefs; Added symlinks to EFS; mail&news; EclipseCon 50%
DaveD 80% Preparations in Persistence for User Actions 80%
DaveM 50% EclipseCon; Bugs; 50%
Kushal 0% Encodings; starting bug 150265 for Javier; EFS 100%
Javier 20% PluginFest; Going to do FTP passive mode and FTP anonymous login this week 50%
Ted 0% 0%
Uwe 0% 0%
Michael 0% Started work on Terminal performance improvements 20%
  • PluginFest: Javier might extend the Symbian internal remote framebuffer work to allow other RFB protocols, e.g. VNC
    • Motorola is interested
    • Michael: the Visual Editor (ve) people seem to do something similar - copying a screen from some external window
    • Michael: IBM integrated Lotus Notes in Eclipse, mapping the Notes views into Eclipse
    • Javier registered for a Short Talk at EclipseCon

Upcoming Work

  • Top priority this week is work on the feature "big rocks" in bugzilla, for RSE 2.0 Planning
    • Martin & DaveM work on EclipseCon tutorial
    • add unit tests for all new or modified API
  • New Europa Requirements from Planning Council Meeting 23-Jan-2007
    • Written ramp down policy by Feb. 23rd --> AI Martin: wait for what Platform does and adapt it
    • Avoiding non-API from other projects
      • AI create bugzillas for getting rid of Platform Internal access and hook them up with a plan item; Europa requires that these are in the release notes and there is a plan for addressing these in the next major release
      • AI re-enable compiler warnings for non-API; fix still open compiler warnings
    • Report Strings for translation --> AI DaveD report to Bjorn
    • Update features and include the words "end-user" and "extender" --> AI Martin wait for Platform and adapt
    • Update Wiki to explan whether SDK contains examples --> AI Martin wait for Platform and adapt
  • For bugs, see the bug process page (assigned to inbox, plan items, status new, hi-priority, API, open with patch, assigned to M5) -- pretty many right now
  • RSE 2.0 Planning
    • 1. Play well with the Platform
      • get rid of platform "internal" access; this may also mean getting rid of customized extension points for adding actions
      • retargetable actions/commands; capabilities; icu4j; Orbit; ssh prefs; drag&drop
      • AI: Martin to enable compiler warnings for internal access
      • DaveM to check
    • 2. Make APIs usable for clients, harden the APIs, improve documentation
      • Make stuff internal: SystemView, SystemFilterReferenceAdapter, Subsystem Impls
  • Compiler Warnings
    • Good progress, please continue. Most warnings are javadoc warnings now. See the Committer Howto for settings
      • 109 -> 113 -> 113 -> 3 connectorservice.dstore
      • 176 -> 265 -> 161 -> 12 rse.core
      • 474 -> 558 -> 558 -> 94 files.ui
      • 637 -> 662 -> 662 -> 23 services (javadoc)
      • 221 -> 250 -> 248 -> 27 subsystems.files.core
      • 1622 -> 346 -> 293 -> 192 rse.ui (mostly javadoc)


  • Vacations, Holidays etc.
    • DaveD going to Chicago end of the month; Florida in February for a week
  • Free discussion -- feelings, comments, critics
    • Decided to fix the committer meeting slot to 1700 UTC (same as today) to avoid confusion due to changing meeting time.

Action Items

  • Last Meeting Action Items
  • DaveD - Remove RSE Performance Logging; Refactoring UI/Non-UI; Persistence; Bugzilla bug for User Actions Contribution until Jan.31st; Bugs & Unit tests;
  • DaveM - EclipseCon; Bugs & Unit tests; finish permission API; download Streams API;
  • Kushal - Encodings; EFS; Talk to DaveD re Comm Server; Bugs & Unit Tests
  • Martin - EclipseCon tutorial; Check r/o flags and timestamps for ssh; Commit Montavista contrib; Migrate build to Ted's scripts; Migrate to single-file-jar; Bugs & Unit Tests; Personal Interviews via Skype; Work on TM and RSE FAQ, improve Wiki and Website (how to contribute);
  • Javier - Check r/o flags and timestamps for ftp; FTP passive mode; Improve SD; Bugs & Unit Tests
  • Ted -
  • Michael - Terminal Performance Improvements
  • Uwe -

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