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Platform Release Engineering Galileo Plan

This document is a work in progress describing the major changes that we would like to make during the Galileo release cycle.

Built for speed, faster tests we need

  • Ok green.gif Run build with 1.6 vm to take advantage of compiler performance on multi-core processors Bug 237354
  • Run tests in parallel on several machines to reduce testing time Bug 247320

Everyone builds

  • Provide an releng product download to allow people can replicate our build environment.Bug 247324
  • Invoke builds from web ui authenticated by eclipse committer rights Bug 247332
  • Make build scripts more modular to allow shorter test runs bug 247330


  • Mentor a new release engineer
  • Investigate generic templates for complex build changes such as adding a new port and packaging. Bug 247334
  • Implement prebuild validators Bug 64797
  • Implement code coverage tools Bug 241254

Further leverage p2 and enhancements to PDE build

Blue sky ideas

  • incremental build from p2 repository
  • compile and sign at foundation, package locally, depends on availability of the eight vms we use
  • Evaluate if platforms, or zips can be removed from the build, with scripts to build with p2
  • Allow developers to contribute machines for testing
  • RSS feeds for performance tests, JUnit tests
  • Incremental test results
  • Expose all our infrastructure to open source

Milestone Plan

We are still working on allocating resources to the milestone plan.


  • Ok green.gif Run build with 1.6 vm Bug 237354 Kim Moir, IBM
  • Ok green.gif Evaluate common failures determine how they can be mitigated. Rewrite if necessary. Bug 247327 Kim Moir, IBM
  • Error.gif JUnit 4 in test framework Bug 153429 Kim Moir, IBM
  • Error.gif Make build scripts more modular to allow shorter test runs bug 247330 Kim Moir, IBM
  • Ok green.gif 3.4.x performance baselines Bug 245693


  • Ok green.gif Further leverage p2 and enhancements to PDE build introduced in M3. See PDE Build Galileo plan - for example, parallel compilation and fetch using p2.
  • Ok green.gif Add macosx cocoa x86 and cocoa x86_64 builds. bug 256459
  • Ok green.gif Add support for new OSGi/Minimum-1.2 Execution Environment bug 253030




  • Ok green.gif Test changes to switch build to using p2 publisher bug 266488
  • Ok green.gif Implement solaris.gtk.x86 builds bug 272211

RC items

  • Ok green.gif Added s390 and s390x early access builds bug 269420


Glass.gif Needs some investigation

Progress.gif Work in progress

Ok green.gif Bug fixed / Feature added

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