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Planning Council/February 01 2017


Meeting Title: Planning Council Conference Call
Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017, at 1200 Noon Eastern
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Members and Attendees

Eclipse Foundation

  • Wayne Beaton, interim chair Y
  • Frederic Gurr Y

Strategic Members

  • CA Technologies
  • Codenvy, S.A. (Tyler Jewell)
  • Ericsson AB (Marc Khouzam) Y
  • IBM (Thomas Watson) Y
  • itemis AG (Alexander Nyssen) Y
  • OBEO (Melanie Bats) Y
  • Oracle (Neil Hauge)
  • Red Hat, Inc. (Nick Boldt)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SAP SE (Stephan Merker)

PMC Representatives

  • Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) PMC (Gary Xue)
  • Data Tools Platform PMC (Brian Payton)
  • Eclipse Cloud Development PMC (Martin Lippert)
  • Eclipse Project PMC (Dani Megert) Y
  • IoT
  • LocationTech Technology
  • Eclipse Modeling Project PMC (Ed Merks)
  • Mylyn (Application Lifecycle Tools) PMC (Sam Davis)
  • PolarSys
  • Eclipse Runtime Project (RT) PMC (Ian Bull) Y
  • Eclipse Science
  • Service Oriented Architecture PMC (Adrian Mos)
  • Technology PMC (Chris Aniszczyk)
  • Tools Project PMC (Doug Schaefer)
  • Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project (WTP) PMC (Carl Anderson) Y

Note: "Inactive" refers to Strategic Members or PMCs we have not heard from for a while and have been unable to convince to participate. Those members can become active again at any time. Contact Wayne Beaton if questions.

Note: feel free to correct any errors/omissions in above attendance record.
Y = Yes, attended
N = No, did not
R = regrets sent ahead of time
D = delegated
X = not expected

Previous meeting minutes

  • Review previous meeting minutes if you'd like. That is, review them before the meeting, but if questions or issues with previous minutes, this would be a good time to bring them up.


Melanie Bats joins us as the new representative for strategic member OBEO.

Dani's team is working on a tool (based on JDeps) to test for dependencies on internal APIs that may break project code running on Java 9. Dani will provide links. We need a means for projects to state their support for Java 9. There are two (at least) concerns: does the project code run on Java 9, and does the project code leverage Java 9 features.

The Eclipse Platform is almost done with their own process of ensuring that they're not using internal APIs.

We will need to have a release that coincides with the release of Java 9. This includes the repository, packages, and the installer. Expected delivery date for Java 9 is July 27/2017 (we feel that the Java 9 team will is about 80% likely to meet this date). This release will likely be in addition to our planned Oxygen.1 release in September. There was some discussion regarding who can and should participate in this release. The extra release is generally intended for those projects that do something related to Java 9; in the end, I think that we decided that all projects that want to can participate in this special release. We need to get the EF Marketing team engaged.

We've acknowledged that vacations may be a problem with the timing of this release and we'll have to proactively sort out schedules to give us the best chances of success.

Fred provided a brief update. His biggest concern is that lots of feature/bundle versions have changed and there's been some merge conflicts. Fred has asked that project teams push to Gerrit rather than directly.

As of this point-in-time, we haven't heard from the LDT project (Wayne has since managed to get commitment from them to join and has engaged the Tools PMC).

OSGi R7 spec is releasing in September. We should get the EF Marketing team to do some outreach.

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