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DSDP/TM/Committer Phone Meeting 8-May-2007

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Meeting Title: TM Committer Phone Meeting
Date & Time: Tuesday May 8, 2007 at 1500 UTC
Dial-in: International +44 (0)1452 567588
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UK National 08712460713
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MartinO to start conference call - please dial in using the numbers above.
Please be available for Skype Chat in parallel to the call. MartinO will start Skype chat just prior to call.
Skype fallback dial-in - only if less than 5 participants: martin.oberhuber, ddykstal (or david_dykstal), david-k-mcknight, kushal.munir, javier.montalvoorus, tedatteddotnet, michael_scharf, and uwe.stieber.

Invited Attendees

  • IBM - Dave McKnight, Dave Dykstal, Kushal Munir, Kevin Doyle, Sanjayan Eladchumanasamy, Xuan Chen
  • Symbian - Javier Montalvo Orús
  • Wind River - Martin Oberhuber, Michael Scharf, Uwe Stieber

This is an Open call, so anyone else can join (though we expect the talk to be interesting for committers only).


News & Review Action Items

Martin 30% Platform bugs 176805, 185734, 105554 100%
DaveD 80% 80%
DaveM 40% Bugfixes 40%
Kushal 40% BIDI Encodings 40%
Javier 50% FTP Parser Extension Point 50%
Ted 0% - 0%
Uwe 5% - 5%
Michael 10% 10%

Time Plan and Deadlines toward M7

Bugs and open work to be discussed

  • Current Priorities
    • Priority #1: Converge to a Stable Build for Testing
      • Javier: FTP parallel download - have a problem with cancellation, but it looks difficult - not for M7
        • Directory listing parser extension point: Dont activate too early; translatable label; autodetect parsers registered by extenders - AI Javier wants to address these
        • What about persistence of the parser setting - does it work now? Dont know if it works by now; AI DaveD check it
      • DaveD: 177329 Persistence locks the workspace / thread handling: provider outside workspace / independent of IResource - AI DaveD fix today
        • 163592 API to explicitly save profiles after model changes - API is there; missing is the ability to turn off some extra saving is mostly finished
        • 177332 API to wait until RSE model is fully restored - AI DaveD API for polling the state of the model (is it fully restored?); query "all providers" vs. "a particular one"
        • 168870 org.eclipse.rse.core in the UI plugin: SystemBasePlugin (reduce usage to 0 and get rid of it?), ISystemRemoteElementAdapter (only Shell!), ISystemRemoteObjectMatcher; org.eclipse.rse.core.comm to go to non-UI together with the keystoreProviders extension point - AI DaveD committed: most interesting of the lower priority ones
        • 176211 org.eclipse.rse.internal.model in the UI plugin: SystemHostPool (create an interface IRSESystemTypeAdapter) - tricky
        • 142806 attributes not written to DOM; - probably fixed already, FTP properties is an example of this; 153632 incorrect filterpool for dstore - not API: AI DaveD within the next week
        • 183771 StandardCredentialProvider without UI if password is stored; - almost there, not a priority since there are other UI dependencies we won't get around for 2.0
      • DaveM: 184322 IProgressMonitor added to file system APIs
        • Need to document whether null is allowed as paramter or not, both for IFileService and IRemoteFileSubSystem!!
          • DaveD: IResource does allow null as progress monitor; DaveM: dont document that we allow null; MartinO: require clients to pass in real progress monitors.
        • Should we have a common guideline of having the progress monitor first, or last? - Kushal: IFileService has monitors in a different place than Subsystem; Resources API have monitors at the end typically; AI Martin check Eclipse APIs and send E-Mail
        • 173042 Refresh in the SystemView: "remote" case vs. "local" case -- ISystemRemoteElementAdapter vs. ISystemViewElementAdapter - AI DaveM - Hi Prio for WR
          • Should we better have a method like doLazyRefresh() vs. doAsyncRefresh() in the ISystemViewElementAdapter?
        • 167620 delete many items has remote queries on dispatch thread
        • bug 182221: IRemoteFileSubSystem should forward exceptions rather than handling them with dialogs - Decision was to pragmatically start converting simple methods - who should do it? - No volunteers :-(
      • Martin: 177523 getInstance; 175680 cleanup ISystemRegistry - probably bring more into non-UI; 173042 Refresh; 172650 Capabilities; 176461 expand-to-level; 170910 Integrate Terminalview; 185098 constants for system types; 185097 make getCoreRegistry() simpler
        • Committer Voting: 185552 remove remoteSystemsViewPreferencesActions extension point - Kushal OK
        • Committer Voting: 185554 remove dynamicPopupMenuExtensions extension point - Kushal not sure; one IBM product wanted more control over the menus; Uwe: adding actions dynamically to the menus is possible with extension points - only thing needed is menu groups; org.eclipse.ui.popupMenus can also be used for that - AI Uwe add some examples on how to do it with org.eclipse.ui.popupMenus on the bug
      • Michael: 165893 Terminal xyzmodem, 185348 programmatic connection creation
        • Make all Terminal API experimental for now: AI Martin lookup how to declare API experimental and do it
      • Kushal: Single "Encoding" control on the Host (for all subsystems) - checking in today; should the encoding be applied to the model or the views? - Martin: would like the Unicode model represent the CORRECT strings (recoded if necessary)
    • Priority #2: Import/Export
      • Is there some mini-docu anywhere how to test Import/Export? - Add to TM Manual Test Plan - DaveM:
        • Export: Take a local project, e.g. CDT project with src folder; take project, right-click > export > remote file system; similar to Eclipse "Export to File System" wizard, so it's a plain copy of all files to the remote side, no concept of synchronization
        • Export to descriptor file: selection of files to export can be saved, this file can later be right-clicked on to re-do the export quickly (similar to Java JAR Export wizard)
        • Import: Select a remote folder in the system view, right-click > Import: subset by file types, import to local project (modeled after Eclipse Import from File System wizard) - has a descriptor file as well
        • Use cases:
          • Import/Export was more useful prior to having EFS - one would just import everything to local to edit there, then export
          • Deployment; Future: Export to multiple locations
          • Future: keep track of files changed in the project, or using Platform Team/Synchronization framework
    • Priority #3: Bugs
      • Bugzilla: Severity Major, hi-priority
        • 167620 Select and Delete in the Main thread
      • EFS: Copy(), Move(); Open Remote Project on Startup: Get rid of IResource dependencies where possible; minimal plugin activations; UI/Non-UI
  • General Guidelines
    • Avoid breaking API changes after end of this week
    • Junior Jobs: Bugs marked as JJ: in the subject - similar to "helpwanted" keyword
    • Compiler Warnings - total 669 in all of RSE, as of today:
      • 360 "Discouraged Access"
      • 114 Javadoc:
      • 97 deprecated
      • Compiler warnings compared to 30-Jan-2007
        • 192 -> 99 rse.ui (mostly javadoc)
        • 94 -> 120 files.ui
        • 27 -> 31 subsystems.files.core
        • 23 -> 18 services (javadoc)
        • 12 -> 14 rse.core (deprecated)
        • 3 connectorservice.dstore
        • (---) -> 11 importexport
      • See the Committer Howto for settings
      • The 'discouraged access warnings should be looked at since they may indicate API flaws

Vacation, Away

  • Kushal away on Thursday

Action Items

  • Last Meeting Action Items
  • DaveD: Translation Testcases; Persistence Provider without IResource; Get started on ICU4J with bug 183631
  • DaveM: Bugs
  • Kushal: BIDI bugs and Encodings
  • Martin: Inform the community about dropped user actions; API cleanups; Testing Stats; Refresh improvements; Integrating Terminal with RSE
  • Javier: FTP parallel download, registering FTP Parser by extension point
  • Michael: Terminal xyzmodem, programmatic terminal connection creation

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