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Mylyn/Restructuring/Top-Level-Rename 2015

Rename Mylyn Top Level Project Proposal

This document is a proposal to rename the Mylyn Top Level Project.

Problem Statement

Mylyn exists as a set of Eclipse projects which are producing software which can be installed in Eclipse. Mylyn also exists as an Eclipse top-level project which is supposed to provide a common home for Eclipse projects building software in/for the ALM space.

The Mylyn top-level project failed to attract ALM related projects at Eclipse (such as EGit, Subversive, Hudson). Some existing contributors do not want to use Mylyn technology and do not want to be hosted under the Mylyn brand (eg., the EGerrit proposal).


Proposal

Mylyn the top-level project will be renamed to Lifecycle Tools (lifecycle) creating an open collaboration environment and home for projects focusing on software lifecycle management, release engineering, source code management and other tools - whether they are based on Eclipse or not and/or integrate existing tools with Eclipse.

This rename should express that participation in the Lifecycle Tools project is not about adopting the Mylyn technology. Each participating project is expected to nominate a representative to the Lifecycle Tools PMC. Representative shall participate in all regular PMC activities.

Charter

The charter needs an update. See New Charter for a proposal.


New top-level Lifecycle Tools project

  • Mylyn (subprojects merged, MFT & R4E archived, see 2015 Restructuring)
  • Intent
  • Imsar
  • WikiText
  • VEX


Candidates that will be considered in the future (after the rename):

  • EGit
  • JGit
  • Subversive
  • Hudson
  • Tycho
  • M2E
  • EGerrit

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