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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: [discuss] Eclipse as a Geronimo sub-project
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2005 20:30:41 GMT
These are all good things to have.  I'm not sure that they warrant a 
sub-project status.  Let us start the work and see what the interest 
is.  On that happy day when millions of users find it awkward to work 
within our top project framework, we can spawn the sub-project.  :)


Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote, On 8/23/2005 6:07 AM:

> I thought about this for a sec, and I realized that because I  
> sometimes think "general" and usual write "local", there's a  
> misunderstanding...  Sorry.
> I really mean to have a "tooling sub-project" and bring Eclipse into  
> it.  Our requirements - the charter we'd give it -  would include it  
> being general - that we would set it up so that other tools could  
> join or be created (hint hint... IDEA and NetBeans... hint hint... )  
> and fit as peers to the Eclipse tooling....
> Does that help?
> geir
> On Aug 23, 2005, at 12:14 AM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>> On Aug 22, 2005, at 8:24 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>> So we now have a subproject policy.
>>> Any thoughts on taking the IBM eclipse tooling contribution as a  
>>> subproject?  It's independent, has interested people that are  
>>> annoying us with patches :) adds value to the project and grows  the 
>>> community in a technically diverse way,  and has a plausible  roadmap.
>>> I would suggest that if we do so, we'd move the current code from  
>>> sandbox and add Sachin Patel as a committer for the subproject.
>>> This is a sensitive issue because of there's a person involved, so  
>>> if anyone has any issues that need to be discussed confidentially,  
>>> please feel free to post to, or mail to me  
>>> or another PMC member.
>> I think it is a bit premature to make this a full fledged  
>> subproject.  I personally don't use eclipse so I don't know if it  
>> builds, or is what users want.  For now, I think the sandbox is  
>> appropriate place to incubate the code and community.   We need to  
>> be careful when creating subprojects, so we don't end up with lots  
>> of abandoned codebases.  I guessing this will happen quickly for  the 
>> eclipse plugin given how many eclipse users there are out there  and 
>> we will be better off for waiting a bit.
>> -dain

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