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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP) questions
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2007 14:11:02 GMT
Another way to look at it, would be based on Eclipse releases.
For Eclipse 3.3, we should only support Geronimo 2.0.x and 1.1.1.
When Geronimo 2.1 is released, we will still be using Eclipse 3.3 
(v3.3.2 is targeted for March 2008), so either 1) we drop support for 
1.1.1 users at that time or 2) wait until we move to Eclipse Ganymede 
(aka. 3.4? w/ target of June 2008) to drop 1.1.1 support.

Personally, I'd like to only focus on the Geronimo 2.x JEE5 releases 
with the Eclipse 3.3 based plugin moving forward (aka. option #1 above), 
which would let us update the plugins to support the 2.0 plans...


Tim McConnell wrote:
> Hi everyone, I have a couple questions I'd like to discuss about the 
> Geronimo Eclipse plugin:
> 1. How many versions of the Geronimo server should we continue to 
> simultaneously support in the Geronimo Eclipse plugin ??
> 2. What level of support should we provide in the Eclipse plugin for the 
> Geronimo 1.2 Beta ??
> My thoughts and/or opinions are as follows (simply to start the 
> discussions):
> 1. The plugin now has support for four Geronimo releases (i.e., 1, 
> 1.1.1, 1.2, and 2.0). I would like to support only three versions at a 
> time. This would still allow an upward migration path for people who 
> want to migrate their projects from older to new versions (which is 
> apparently one of the major reasons for providing support for multiple 
> versions to begin with). I feel though that support for only three 
> versions at a time would facilitate a more stable (and smaller) code 
> base, it would mitigate some of the test scenario permutations inherit 
> with multiple version support, and ease the implementation transitions 
> from one release of the GEP to another. We've had and continue to have 
> difficulties supporting the Geronimo 2.0.2 deployment plans in the GEP, 
> which I'm confident will finally be rectified in the next maintenance 
> release of the GEP, but it's only exacerbated by supporting so many 
> versions.
> 2. I would like to start to untangle some of the interdependencies we 
> now have with the various features in the plugin in the upcoming GEP  
> maintenance release. I know very little about the Geronimo 1.2 Beta, but 
> I get the sense that it is more of a "one-off" rather than a nature 
> progression from 1.1.1 to 2.0.x, and I just wonder though how much the 
> 1.2 support in the plugin is really being used. If it's not being used, 
> I would actually like to remove the 1.2 Beta code from the plugin in the 
> upcoming maintenance release for the reasons I've mentioned above.
> Thoughts ??

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