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DTP PMC Meeting, June 24, 2008

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  • Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Linda Chan
  • Sheila Sholars
  • John Graham



  • Discuss do we need release candidate milestones for 1.6.1
  • Discuss date stamps on final DTP 1.6 zips/update site files
  • Fun - DTP t-shirt (
  • Open discussion


  • Hold off on RC milestones for 1.6.1 unless we get a better understanding of why we might need them
  • John is going to upload non-datestamped zips to the upload site so Xiaoying can test links once the servers are unfrozen and post a link to the non-datestamped zip
  • Need to look at coming up with a rampdown policy for the maintenance release and a schedule. John thought we had done that for a prior maintenance release, so I will take a look to see if I can find one
  • Sheila asked about accessibility testing for the SQL Dev Tools, and will direct her question to Hung
  • Linda noted that ODA was missing from the graphic on the t-shirts. Brian will add that and blog about it later in the week

Action Items

  • New dependencies need to be approved, especially those across other projects, orbit, 3rd party, or whatever - need to write up as part of the DTP policies and procedures
  • Need to add some policy regarding extension point documentation. Declare that if new extension points are added, they must have documentation by the mid-point milestone.

Tabled for Later Discussion

  • Discuss after Ganymede release
    • Discuss DTP charter change to simplify addition of a committer to two or more subprojects at the same time without going through separate committer elections
    • Perhaps in the future come up with a Component architecture document that shows DTP dependencies to consumers
    • Schedule a "scrubbing" pass of the bug backlog after 1.6 (over the summer) to close bugs that we won't ever fix (minor tweaks, things that have been obsoleted along the way, etc.) to try and reduce the bug count
    • Things to consider for next major release (June 2009) - JDK 1.4 end of life, move to JDK 1.5 in next release? Depends on platform support. Something to discuss going forward

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