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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Eclipse plugins
Date Thu, 12 May 2011 17:39:46 GMT
Thanks for continuing the conversation, Myrna and Kathey. Some comments 

On 5/11/11 2:43 PM, Myrna van Lunteren wrote:
> ...
> But I agree with Kathey, the first step should be to announce on
> derby-user list that we intend to stop hosting the plugin(s) after
> 10.8, suggesting that perhaps one of the users of the plugins is
> interested in hosting it themselves.
Since you have volunteered to manage the 10.8.2 release, would you be 
willing to commit to providing the Eclipse plugins for that release? 
That will help frame the user discussion about when the plugins will 
disappear and when we need a volunteer from the Eclipse community.

Without identified release managers, I don't feel we can promise the 
user community that the plugins will be provided in other releases from 
any of our branches.

I would be happy to draft a message to the user community, first posting 
that message to this list for review. Once that message goes to 
derby-user, I will need your support, particularly if the discussion 
veers toward questions which can only be answered by Eclipse-literate 

> Then, somewhat depending on the response we get, I think we should aim
> to actually remove the plugin code from trunk (It will still be there
> on the branches where we provided the plugins).
This sounds like a good, incremental approach to me.

> Myrna

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