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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject configId issue... tooling impact
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2006 15:32:04 GMT
So due to the planned configId changes for 1.1, this will have a  
direct impact on the tooling.  The primary issue here is that the 1.0  
eclipse plugin is soon to be released only to be broken immediately  
by the release of 1.1.  So rather then release a plugin that will not  
work with 1.1 here is my proposal...

As soon as WTP 1.01 is released I had planned to go out with the  
1.0.0 plugin.  Instead I'll just tag it and make that binary  
available as a stable driver "zip only" (But won't put it on the  
update manager site which kinda puts a commitment that feature  
updates and patches on this will need to me made thereafter.)   I'll  
then start versioning all my runtimes and servers to 1.1, wait for  
the configID changes, migrate the code and do a full release (update  
manager site included) as 1.1 which will allow you to define ONLY a  
1.1 runtime and 1.1 server.

In normal circumstances, every major release should be listed in the  
plugin (i.e create a 1.0 server, 1.1, server, 2.x, ...), however  
given the impact on the incompatibilities introduced, and  
specifically the possibility of not having any upward schema  
conversion magic, I think this is much more safer bet to just go  
ahead and replace 1.0 support with 1.1, rather then add 1.1 support  
as you would do normally.

In the future, we need to be "tooling-aware" and for any major change  
going in like this to start considering the impact on tooling.  For  
some stuff I may be impacted but not aware of it, so I'm asking each  
and everyone to be more conscious about this going forward.


- sachin

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