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E4/Meeting Minutes/Status 20100520


  • M6 status
  • Marking API provisional
  • End-game plan


  • Bogdan Gheorghe
  • Boris Bokowski
  • Brian DeAlwiss
  • Dan Rubel
  • David Orme
  • Eric Moffatt
  • John Arthorne
  • Mike Wilson
  • Oleg Besedin
  • Paul Webster
  • Susan McCourt
  • Tom Schindl


  • API
    • Use x-internal or x-friends everywhere
    • Make sure we have believable package names
  • Graduation process
    • Do we need to move packages in CVS
    • Figure out where code is moving to
    • What committers need to be nominated for what components
  • CSS tweaks, improving spacing, layout, margins
  • Shared parts support is now in place
  • Cleaning up bug backlog on injection and contexts
  • Looking at performance issues related to contexts
    • Switch editors improved from 3s to 1s
  • Build problems making build slower
  • e4 support for menus and menu visibility, action sets, popup menus
  • Working to honour 3.x menu contributions in compatibility layer
  • bug 305586 on model tweaking, see comment 46 and comment 52
  • Brian looking into meta-renderer to allow more customization on toolbars
  • David wondering on package names for his e4 contributions, will enter a bug
  • Tom looking at single-sourcing code in both e4 and 3.x
  • Wrote a simple IDE example using pure e4 technology
  • How do we honour CSS margin settings (extra composite wrapper?)
  • 1.0 styling mantra: no magic
    • margins won't automatically be honoured everywhere, renderer has to do it but styling engine will expose the required details
  • Entire splitter area should be grabbable is P1: bug 313736
  • End-game for Eclipse SDK 4.0 / e4 July 2010 release:
    • RC0: May 24-June 18
    • RC1: June 21-July 2
    • RC2: July 5-16
    • RC3: July 19-23

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