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Subject Re: Towards a new release and baselining support...
Date Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:35:17 GMT
Hi Marcel,

I have nothing to add here :)




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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