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DSDP/TM/Committer Phone Meeting 9-Jan-2007

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Meeting Title: TM Committer Phone Meeting
Date & Time: Tuesday Jan 9, 2007 at 1700 UTC -- 1 hr later due to Orbit call
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 Dykstal, Dave McKnight (Kushal Munir - sick)
  • Symbian - Javier Montalvo Orús
  • Wind River - Martin Oberhuber, Michael Scharf, (Uwe Stieber n/a, 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% Finished Europa M4 delivery. Not got to adding plan itmes yet 50%
DaveD 80% Refactorings; working with lawyers on new submissions; improved persistence, will add unittests for persistence 80%
DaveM 60% Bug work, compiler warnings; api change for file properties for some bugs (timestamps, permissions); EclipseCon 60%
Kushal 50% Encodings; sick 20%
Javier 50% Passive FTP; Look at moving away from EMF? 50%
Ted 80% finished initial "new build" scripts, to be looked at by martin 0%
Uwe 50% Unittest framework finished, docs added 0%
Michael 20% Working on performance improvements in Terminal; created test connection, analyzed with OptimizeIt 20%

Upcoming Work

  • Top priority this week is getting started with the "big rocks" in bugzilla, for RSE 2.0 Planning
    • add unit tests for all new or modified API
    • document API changes:
      • ALL API changes need to have an associate bugzilla item tagged with [api]
      • At time of API freeze, we will search all [api] bugs and generate migration docs (manually out of them)
      • When making an API change, not only look at the code but also look at ISV docs
        • Text search for package names or class names
        • Usually javadoc is sufficient - there are rare cases where overview is affected as well
  • RSE 2.0 Planning
    • Plan not made yet, but looks like everyone is working on proper items already. Martin to finish plan items this week
  • Think about limiting the API: Make APIs internal along the way of updating documentation, and making Unit tests, we'll see some API we want "internal".
    • DaveD: Is there a tool that looks for cycles in package reference graph?
    • Michael: Lattix - shows dependencies as a matrix
    • Martin: API Scanner from the WTP project


  • Vacations, Holidays etc.
    • Michael travelling next 2 weeks
    • Kushal busy with IBM until Jan.19
    • DaveD going to Chicago end of the month; Florida in February for a week
  • Free discussion -- feelings, comments, critics
    • DaveM to meet Martin regarding EclipseCon, will need quite some time
    • DaveM to meet DD folks in Toronto

Action Items

  • Last Meeting Action Items
  • DaveD - Refactoring UI/Non-UI; Persistence; Bugs & Unit tests; New bug for moving DTD.
  • DaveM - Meet Martin re. EclipseCon; Bugs & Unit tests; API for setting timestamp & permissions
  • Kushal - Encodings; Compiler Warnings (UI); Talk to DaveD re Comm Server; Bugs & Unit Tests
  • Martin - Meet DaveM re. EclipseCon; Bugs & Unit Tests; Plan Item Specifications; Personal Interviews via Skype; Work on RSE 2.0 Planning; TM and RSE FAQ, improve Wiki and Website (how to contribute);
  • Javier - Bugs & Unit Tests, FTP passive mode
  • Ted -
  • Michael - Terminal Performance Improvements
  • Uwe -

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