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Equinox Minutes - 20080408


  • Andrew Niefer
  • DJ Houghton
  • Eric Li
  • Matt Flaherty
  • Mcq
  • Oleg Besedin
  • Pascal Rapicault
  • Simon Kaegi
  • Tim Mok
  • Tom Watson


Jetty5 vs Jetty6

  • Jetty5 is currently shipped in the SDK
  • Jetty5 relies on old APIs
  • people are installing new APIs
  • suddenly help doesn't work
  • happens, for instance, with WTP
  • could we use version ranges?
  • how much work is to upgrade to Jetty6?
  • too much
  • short term solution is to hack Jetty5 to say it runs on the new APIs
  • Simon to contact the Jetty folks to see if this is a reasonable solution
  • what SWT does (for Mac for instance) is they say they only run on the newest versions


  • Tom doing OSGi specification work
  • there are some great discussions happening on the e4 mailing list
  • we should be having similar discussions surrounding OSGi
  • perhaps the meeting next week should be blue sky ideas around the runtime?


  • there is discussion around a new Location variable
  • p2 would like to know the location to initialize the dropins
  • currently it is treated as a sibling of the configuration folder
  • this can't be the story going forward
  • we should have a page which lists all our locations and what they mean


  • Eric and Tim have been working with Scott to get SSH working within ECF
  • things are looking good and we believe we have a story for this

Password Command-Line Arg

  • in M6 we introduced eclipse.password command-line arg which takes a password
  • would like to change it to take a file which contains the password
  • this is considered an API change so we need to ask permission to change it
  • is this arg a URL or file location? need to explicitly spec this
  • a consistent story for URLs and Files might be a good e4 topic

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