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From Myrna van Lunteren <m.v.lunte...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Eclipse plugins
Date Thu, 12 May 2011 19:28:43 GMT
On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Rick Hillegas
<rick.hillegas@oracle.com> wrote:
> Thanks for continuing the conversation, Myrna and Kathey. Some comments
> inline...
Some reactions to your comments also inline.
> 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.
Thanks - I'll make sure I review it & respond.

> 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 developers.
Understood. I'll be happy to weigh in. I do have working knowledge of
Eclipse, although I'm not an expert.

>> 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.
> Thanks,
> -Rick


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