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WTP 2008-10-08

WTP Development Status Meeting


Project Leads

Note: feel free to correct any errors/omissions in above attendance record.

Announcements And Special Reports

WTP 3.0.3

10/03 M build
10/17 M build
10/24 RC1 (PMC review starts after RC1, initially one vote)
10/31 RC2 (after RC2, two PMC votes)
11/7 RC3 (after RC3, three PMC votes)
11/14 3.0.3 Release

Build & Smoketest

releng failure due to versioning issues

Bug Lists for 3.0.3

Blockers & Criticals (~5)
All 3.0.3 Hotbugs (~1)
Current 3.0.3 & 2.0.3 targeted bugs (~141)
In tabular form:
Current 3.0.3 & 2.0.3 targeted bugs (~141)

Fixed Bugs

Web Tools
Number Fixed for 3.0.3 (~48)
Java Server Faces
Number Fixed for 3.0.3 (~0)
Dali JPA Tools
Number Fixed for 2.0.3 (~0)
  • Minutes:
Amy has checked in fix for Junit versioning issues for xml and xsd for both features and plugins
Brad will look and fix the jsdt ones today
Chuck will have a critical regression bug to drop today
Junit failing testcases will be tracked by blocker bugs next week
Critical & blockers bugs list
244003 => Chuck: will look and target
246702 => Nitin: waiting for submitter to submit patch, if not will have to work on fixing it ourselves
248015 => Chuck: previous fix caused a regression, will add junit test to look for this regression area, new patch for fix is ready, will review and committ
David: since its critical, should drop for this week, pls send note to releng after code is dropped
248307: Carl: recently opened, and investigating
249480: Raghu has targeted for 3.1, waiting for originator to confirm if this is okay
248424 => Nitin: will review patch and commit if good
Kaloyan: can wait till next week
3.0.3 targeted bugs
142 currently targeted, comp leads please assess if these are really 303 or for 304 next Feb.

WTP 3.1


WTP 3.1 Project Plan

Two issues came up when discussing the planning process

  1. How to handle "future" milestone target? Turns out we have discussed and documented this before, see WTP_Bugs, Workflow and Conventions#The meaning of "Future" milestone target.
  2. How can we better incorporate bugs-to-fix in 3.1 planning? Subsequent to meeting, I suggested that leads/committers should set the 3.1 milestone target for bugs that ideally should be fixed in 3.1, to help "prime the pot". For example, nearly all voted on bugs and "major" bugs should be so marked. I've added more bugzilla queries to WTP 3.1 Project Plan to assist.
New format First draft 9/20, Final copy 10/30


Adjusted schedule, based on Platform's proposed schedule.

Normally, our milestone are one week after the Platform's delivery. Exceptions noted below.

3.0.1 Early Maintenance Release Aug 15
M1 -> Aug 22 (extra week added so not to overlap maintenance release)
3.0.2 Coordinated Maintenance Release Sep 24
M2 -> Sept 26 (extra week added so not to overlap maintenance release) (updated)
M3 -> Nov 7 (short milestone, since "making up" for added week above)
M4 -> Dec 19
M5 -> Feb 6
3.0.3 Coordinated Maintenance Release Feb 25
(EclipseCon March 23-27)
M6 -> Mar 20 Feature Complete, API Freeze, UI Freeze, NLS, Accessibility
M7 -> May 8 Performance tuning, documentation, bug fixing
RC1 -> May 22 Serious bugs only, focus on stability.
RC2 -> May 29 WTP will likely not participate in an RC2, based on feedback from last year that RC2 came too soon, needed more fixing, less testing
RC3 -> Jun 5 Very serious bugs only.
RC4 -> Jun 12 Very very serious bugs only.
RC5 -> Jun 19 Hopefully no changes from RC4. Prepare web pages, update sites, etc.
GA -> Jun 24

Build & Smoketest

  • Planning week, no smoketest or build declaration
  • Junit failures & Version issues will be marked as blocking bugs starting next week

Bug List for 3.1

Invalid 3.1 & 2.1 enhancements (~0)
Invalid 3.1 & 2.1 targeted bugs (~0)
3.1M3 & 2.1M3 enhancements (~20)
3.1M3 & 2.1M3 targeted bugs (~37)
3.1 & 2.1 enhancements (~98)
3.1 & 2.1 targeted bugs (~237)
In tabular form:
Current 3.1 & 2.1 targeted bugs (~237)
Blockers & Criticals (~5)
3.1 & 2.1 hotbugs (~0)
  • Minutes:
No build or smoketest this week as it's planning week
Please pay attention to Junit failures and address to produce stable builds
Junit failures will be tracked by blocker bugs next week
Raghu: Created a plan for each project, take a look at the wiki and the plan and enter the URL in your homepage, so we can go see the plan there directly
Kaloyan: has issues with ejb plan with updates
Raghu: its slow but should work, will take a look at ejb
David: How are themes encoded?
Raghu: use the status whiteboard field
Nitin: Not a good idea, use a keyword in the summary
Raghu: Lets try this whiteboard field first, and if there are issues
DaveC: eclipse team created a Galileo flag that we can use
Raghu: that doesn't tell us the teams though?
DaveC: check with Nick Bolt can provide some ideas
Raghu: will start with this first
David: should not use the Galileo flag as discussed in the PMC mtg, we don't really have a concrete need for it
David: should we set a deadline for these?
Action: Please have project URL working by next week, will have checkpoint next week
Raghu will have a rolled up plan next week
Raghu: October 24th 2008 for final
Helen to update schedule section and reflect new 3.0.3 dates

Other business

WTP UI Walkthroughs
Thre New Incubator proposals
Visual Editor for XML (VEX)
bug 169810
XML Security Tools Proposal
bug 243106
XQuery Proposal
bug 225394
  • Minutes:
Visual Editor => going under initial review, and approval to check code into CVS
XML Security => going through IP review
XQuery => final paper work, done IP review

Teams Status and Focus for Coming Week

Performance Team

The minutes of the meetings are posted. Next meeting is next Monday same time. See details on the wiki page: WTP Performance Tests

Source Editing

  • Ongoing triaging of incoming bug reports
  • Testing M2
  • Starting on 3.0.3
  • Deciding overall themes and plan for 3.1

Server Tools

Web Services/WSDL

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

Java EE

JEE Status Meetings

Dali JPT

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


  • Feature exceptions
  • Bug Fixes


  • triage/planning


In general, the minimum requirement is that if you branch a plug-in, you need to branch all the plug-ins in the corresponding map file. This is to make it easier for others to know what to load, to "be current" in a maintenance branch. It is fine to branch everything in a sub-project if you choose to, but still need to correspond to what's in a map file, and the map file should be updated to explain what it's used for. Map files can be re-organized some, if that helps make it easier to organize and understand what teams are working on what.
The names for branches should follow the pattern of 'R3_0_maintenance'. This will be the name for all 3.0.x maintenance work (not just the first, 3.0.1 maintenance work). Note that JSF and JPA code may use R2_0_maintenance, but their map files, will still be branched using R3_0_maintenance.
  • 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)

Project Meta data, for Project leads, especially, see "information about ..." from your subproject web page left nav bar.
Go to Foundation Portal
Login with committer ID
Click on "[maintain] Project Info meta-data"
Changes coming to IP Log management (more automated, but more for Project Leads to do?): See Development Resources/Automatic IP Log

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