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From Myrna van Lunteren <m.v.lunte...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: draft of message to derby-user concerning the future of the Eclipse plugins
Date Tue, 24 May 2011 17:26:40 GMT
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com> 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/
>
>

Hi Rick,

This message looks fine to me. Thanks for crafting it.

Myrna

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