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Planning Council/Sept 03 2008

Meeting Title: Planning Council Conference Call
Date & Time: Wednesday Sept 03, 2008 at 1600 UTC / 0900 SFO / 1200 NYC / 1700 London / 1800 Berlin
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  • Richard Gronback
  • Neil Hauge
  • David Williams
  • Philippe Mulet
  • Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Anthony Hunter
  • Ed Merks
  • (Add your name here...)


  • Oisin Hurley
  • Doug Gaff
  • Markus Knauer


  • Galileo Requirements for Participation - begin to discuss each (keep, toss, amend)
    • Accessibility? New project at Eclipse to aid in development guidelines? ACTF?
    • How to verify? Tooling? Checklist updated per milestone? - We need to define a process of validating. Use bugzilla? (use priority for must/should do, assign milestone, assign to each project for each item and track with report?)
    • Make capabilities definition a must-do? Package separately?
    • Add Babel participation as a must-do? Need agreed upon date for string freeze for localization.
    • Increase importance of API usage violations? Make a "strong recommendation"? Advertise tooling/best practices. Document all exceptions with plan for migration off improper usage, including bugs submitted to open API where required.
    • Order should do list by priority.
    • Suggest M6 as API freeze for all (documented?)
    • Suggest M7 as the latest performance & scalability testing for all projects (currently, the milestone used by platform)
    • Look in RSS feed requirement
    • Splash page icon (#12)
    • About dialog icons?
    • Combine Encouraged and Could Do into Must/Should do list (or, use P1-P4 in bugzilla?)
    • Define what is found in an SDK to provide consistency (finally)?
  • In person meeting to coincide with EclipseWorld
  • December 10-11, 2008 - plenary session with Board

Additional Topics

  • IP process improvement discussion with Janet Campbell - conflict for this call, so perhaps the next?

Action Items

  • Query Babel project for string freeze deadline and participation requirement info (Rich)
  • Query ACTF for information on accessibility to include as release requirement (Rich)
  • Investigate the use of p2 to create a "virtual" simultaneous release update site, sans the jar copying (Rich)
  • Look into having a "name that train" contest to coincide with EclipseCon each year (artwork as well?) (Bjorn)

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