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WTP 2008-05-15

WTP Development Status Meeting 2008-05-08


Project Leads
Konstantin Y
Tim Y
Kathy Y
Raghu Y
Neil Y
David Y
Helen Y
Carl Y
Dave Y
Phil Y
Kaloyan Y
Amy Y
Brad Y
Gary Y

Announcements And Reports

Focus on Requirements Planning (David today ... and Raghu)

Nearly Done. Two requests of Project Leads:

  • Let's triage remaining list of 'plan' keyword items that are not resolved, and not marked future or not targeted. (i.e. it doesn't make sense to have marked 'plan' but untargeted ... or, what does it mean?)
  • Project leads, please take 20 minutes to polish Web_Tools_Platform_Release_3.0_Requirements
    • If anything is in "proposed", move to committed or deferred
    • Make sure any "completed" item is categorized as one of the themes, or "other" (just to show it does fit any of the standard ones).
  • Minutes:
David: Bugs with the "plan" keyword for bugs that are not targeted, what does that mean?
Raghu: should be targted to future, will move to that category, future plan item, another one is an incubabor project
Chuck: removed plan
Nitin: may have completed that one already
Kathy: will mark as future or remove the plan keyword
Kosta: haven't officially given up on, David will mark as future
David: A bug for Nitin thats marked as planned for RC1, so might need some assessment
David: For enhancement with 3.0 target, please take care of those
David: Project team leads to take 20 mins and categorize the themes

Post WTP 2.0.2

  • Some issues are still being investigated.
  • 201318 [hotbug] EAR Libraries container fails to initialize for 2...
  • 230256 [hotbug_request] jst.jee JEEDeployableFactory refuses to load ejb3 module
  • Minutes:
201318 Done. Patch for 202 attached. Still need to create patch build. Has been approved and released for 3.0.
230256 Under investigation.
David: waiting for outcome of the other one before producing the fix
Carl: Not yet, will update later

WTP 3.0 End-Game

We are now in phase where stability is most important and fix only the worst, safest bugs.

One PMC review required before releasing to build. (All PMC should review, and any can veto, even once approved, though would be rare, and with good reason).

User/SDK docs can be updated up to RC1 without PMC approval, beyond which PMC approval will be needed


RC1 05/20
Code done by Wed. 5/14
Smoke tests on Thursday 5/15
"Unofficial Declare" on Friday 5/16
Make official on Tuesday 5/20
Upcoming Holidays:
5/19 Victoria Day (Canada)
5/26 Memorial Day (US)

Upcoming Schedule

RC2 05/27
Code done by Wed. 5/21
Smoke tests on Thur. 5/22
"Unofficial Declare" on Friday 5/23
Make official on Tuesday 5/27
RC3 06/02
Code done by Wed. 5/28
Smoke tests on Thur. 5/29
"Unofficial Declare" on Friday 5/30
Make official on Monday 06/02
RC3 06/09
Code done by Wed. 6/4
Smoke tests on Thur. 6/5
"Unofficial Declare" on Friday 6/5
Make official on Monday 6/9
Ganymede 06/16
Code done by Wed. 6/11
Smoke tests on Thur. 6/12
"Unofficial Declare" on Friday 6/14
Make official on Monday 6/16


  • Current RC1 build
18 Junit failures, a build is currently spinning, will issue smoketest once available
p2 bug, workaround need to use dropin folder
RC1 Smoketest
Overall Release Candidate Test Plan & Results

All builds should be "good"

Why do we still have so many JUnit failures?

Answer: unknown (but, are hard to reproduce).

Please continue the Build Breakages Board.

Thursday to Tuesday HEAD Builds?

See Proposal to keep HEAD very clean, so it's essentially an I-build without 'release'.

Do they need to be automated? 6 hours? 8 hours? Or, is "on demand" easy enough?


Final Release Test Plans? Helen to coordinate/announce soon.

Bug Lists to Ramp Down

All Blockers and Criticals (~5) (~(8)
All Hot Bugs and Requests (~3) (~0)
All Remaining Targeted Enhancements (~22) ~(19)
Remaining Targeted Bugs (>350) (~288)
Note: a 3.0.1 target was added to bugzilla (not M301 301), to better re-target some of the bugs.
Resolved but Unverified Blockers/Criticals By Assignee (~46) (~39)

Release Review Requirements

  • Need zip file of about.html files by 5/15
  • Release Review will be June 4th, 11 AM Eastern Time. All (sub) project leads are encouraged to phone in.

IP Log

  • In general, Project leads should review our IP Log for completeness and correctness.
  • non-Committer Contributions
* bugzillas with contributed patches should be marked with contributed keyword
* There are some WTP IP Tools to help explore potential contributions.


  • Make sure copyrights are up-to-date and according to Eclipse Foundation form:
See Default Eclipse Foundation Copyright and License Notice

Check for "license files"

  • Check 'about.html' files exists
  • are valid
  • have correct "layout" in directories
  • References:
In the general eclipse legal section
Is one page that speaks to the about files directly
In particular, note there are two that refer to literal HTML only versions, to use as your starting point.
Also, please read
It goes into detail about the locations, needs for plugins and features, and also mentions that third party content requires a seperate license file.

Performance Focus (Kaloyan)

No progress for the last two weeks. Still fighting with the Results Graph Generator.

API Tools/Scans (Kaloyan)

Can we run reports? Though they are hard to spot errors since out of date ... perhaps we can "diff" reports?

Other business

Had good discussion of what the JavaDoc issues are, with promises to follow up on wtp-releng.

Teams Status and Focus for Coming Week

Source Editing

  • Ongoing triaging of incoming bug reports
  • Working on updating bug backlogs
  • Triaging remaining 3.0 requirements and targeted bugs

Server Tools

Web Services/WSDL

  1. Ongoing triage of incoming and existing bugs.
  2. Fixing and verifying bugs.

Java EE

Dali JPT

  • JPT 2.0
    • Working on:
      • EclipseLink support
      • Bugs for M7
      • Performance


  • Feature exceptions
  • Bug Fixes


  • We will be changing the way we generate source features/plugins
See bug 132094 for details, implications, and links to more info.


  • Branching Strategy
In general, the minimum is if you branch a plug-in to branch all the plug-ins in the corresponding map file. It is fine to branch everything if you choose as well. We may need to reorganize map files slightly and we can investigate that on a case by case basis. This is intended to be a living document and open to evolutions and improvements.
  • Instructions for tagging existing and new WTP wiki pages can be found at WTP's Category page; remember, we can create subcategories as well
  • This Week's Smoke Test Results
WTP Smoke Test Results R30
Information about process for milestone bugzilla line item planning has been added to the WTP Bugs, Workflow, and Conventions document.
PMC Candidate Review Request Checklist - See the updated PMC Review document with attention to the "How To Prepare a PMC Defect Candidate" section
Adopter Migration Information for WTP 2.0 - Please add any details for your component.
  • Website
Documentation on Setting up your system for Web Tools Web site development and Using Web Tools Phoenix PHP templates is on the wiki at Web Tools Web Site Development.
  • Bug Day
Monitor and participate in Bug Day if you would like.
Mark any applicable bugs with keyword "bugday", but only if you'll have a representative on hand to respond through Bugzilla or in IRC
Current WTP Bug Day bugs (~53)

Bug Backlogs

All Untriaged WTP Bugs (Graph)
All Untriaged WTP Bugs (~244)
All WTP Verified, Not Closed Bugs (Graph)
All WTP Verified, Not Closed Bugs (~398)
All WTP Resolved, Unverified Bugs (Graph)
All WTP Resolved, Unverified Bugs (~2098)
All WTP Defect Backlog (Graph)
All WTP Defect Backlog (~3131)
All WTP Future Bugs (~422)
All Open WTP Bugs with Patches Attached (Graph)
All Open WTP Bugs with Patches Attached (~205)
All API Requests (~9)

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Focus on Backlog and Quality metrics (Neil)

Current Focus Item
  • Options are
  • Target bug for a release or "future"
  • Mark as Invalid or Wont Fix
Upcoming Focus Item
Past Focus Items
  • Invalid - Enhancement does not fit with the scope of the project or is already implemented.
  • helpwanted keyword - This is a valid request, but due to committer resources and other priorities, outside help will be needed to make this happen.
  • Future - I would use this in conjunction with the helpwanted keyword. I use this for legitimate requests that are important but will not make any planned release, but likely will make a future release.
  • Before July 1st, 2007 - 21
Where did they all go?
  • Minutes:
Neil: will focus on untargeted enhancements again after Release of 3.0

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