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From Marcel Offermans <>
Subject Re: Towards a new release and baselining support...
Date Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:47:06 GMT
Created to track progress on the migration to
Bndtools 2.2.2 and I’ll start working on it right away.

On 14 Nov 2013, at 9:35 , wrote:

> Hi Marcel,
> I have nothing to add here :)
> +1
> Cheers,
> Christian
> Marcel Offermans schrieb am 13.11.2013 10:17:
>> Hey guys,
>> As you all know, a lot of things have happened recently within the ACE
>> project. We’ve rewritten the complete management agent, added quite a few
>> features to the server and squashed bugs. With all of this work done I feel
>> we should start working towards a new release now, but I’d like to get
>> everbody’s opinion and check if there are things we forgot about that
>> really need to make it into a new release.
>> One thing I would like to do is to upgrade to the latest Bndtools 2.2.2
>> version and enable support for baselining. Baselining will give us a lot of
>> tool support to ensure our code (bundles and exported packages) is
>> semantically versioned. To leverage baselining support there are a couple of
>> things we need to do:
>> * We need the to start putting @ProviderType and @ConsumerType annotations
>> on all our APIs. In fact, we need to “retrofit” this to our 1.0.0
>> release to ensure the baselining works correctly. These annotations are not
>> magically available, but we can add them to the global build path
>> (cnf/ext/defaults.bnd).
>> * We need to keep a copy of all released bundles (the latest version of
>> each) in a repository to baseline against. Because we don’t want our
>> build to break when we’re off-line I propose we put them in a local
>> repository. We probably need to build those artifacts with the Eclipse
>> compiler to prevent problems that will otherwise occur because of
>> differences between ecj and javac so: checkout with Eclipse, build, collect
>> all bundles from "generated" folders and publish them into the
>> releaserepo in cnf. We also want to add them to the -deps artifact so
>> people can easily get started with a release with baselining enabled.
>> If anybody else has input, speak up! :) WDYT?
>> Greetings, Marcel

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