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From Kim Haase <camilla.ha...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: draft of message to derby-user concerning the future of the Eclipse plugins
Date Tue, 24 May 2011 17:43:38 GMT
It looks fine to me too. You might want to put a question mark at the 
end of the second question.

Kim

On 05/24/11 12:16 PM, Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Here's a first draft of a message to derby-user about the future of the 
> Eclipse plugins. Please let me know how I can improve this.
> 
> Thanks,
> -Rick
> 
> ---------------------------------
> 
> Dear Eclipse users,
> 
> For the past six years, Derby releases have included two Eclipse 
> plugins: a core plugin and a ui/doc plugin. The Derby developers have 
> come to the conclusion that these plugin artifacts fall outside the 
> scope of our charter, which explictly excludes IDE and GUI work: 
> http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_charter.html#Database+Technology For 
> future releases, we would like to get out of the business of producing 
> these plugins. We plan to build them for one more maintenance release, 
> 10.8.2: http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbyTenEightTwoRelease After 
> that, we need to find some other way to support people who develop 
> Derby-powered applications with Eclipse.
> 
> We have two immediate questions for Eclipse users:
> 
> 1) Does anyone use these plugins anymore?
> 
> 2) Would someone in the user community be willing to build these plugins 
> for each Derby release and host them someplace else, perhaps at 
> http://marketplace.eclipse.org/
> 
> 

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