[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [List Home]
Re: [cobol-dev] A Termination Review has been scheduled for the COBOLproject

Tools PMC, 

As you pointed out, COBOL project have been dead because of lack of
developers. Also we may have been about ready to give up to carry on
this project.
But now we got new developers from this September and start trying to 
update COBOL IDE Plug-in, from Eclipse 3.0 to 3.4.
* Release schedule is updated. COBOL Plugin 3.4 Alfa is the nearest 
  planned release(2008-10-31).
* With the coorperation from UNISYS member, updating is going well.
* Project web page is updated although the left pane is not completed.
  We think at least wiki page will be needed.
* As an interim measure, we committed COBOL Plugin 3.1 for Eclipse 3.1.
* There is no activity or active discussion in the newsgroup and the 
  mailing list, though, these should be active after release 3.4.
  Of course we must activate them.

> COBOL developers, (cc/ Tools PMC),
> The Tools PMC has scheduled a Termination Review for this project on 
> October 8th (http://www.eclipse.org/projects/whatsnew.php). We have 
> taken this action because this project appears to be dead.
>     * The most recent actual discussion on the mailing list was March
>       3rd <http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/cobol-dev/msg00132.html>
>       (more than six months ago). In that discussion, the project team
>       stated "the most recent version of the COBOL plug-in only supports
>       Eclipse 3.0.1". We conclude:
>           o (1) there's no active discussion on the development mailing list
>           o (2) Eclipse 3.0.1 was released four years ago.
>     * The project team has, over the last few years, made statements
>       about when new features or updates would be available (e.g. Nov
>       2006
>       <http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/cobol-dev/msg00086.html>)
>       but these plans were not completed.
>     * There is no activity in the newsgroup.
>     * The last update to the project web page
>       <http://www.eclipse.org/cobol/> was in 2005.
>     * The most recent download available via the Eclipse downloads page
>       <http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/> was built in 2002.
>     * There has been no commit activity in CVS
>       <http://dash.eclipse.org/dash/commits/web-app/summary.cgi?company=y&year=x&top=tools&project=tools.cobol>
>       in 2008. In 2006 and 2007, there were a total of 5 files changed.
>       The last time there was any activity in CVS was in 2005.
> We, the Tools PMC, are disappointed to see the COBOL project die and so 
> we invite any interested party to express interest in rebooting the 
> project. Failing a revival of interest, the Termination Review will be 
> held on October 8th and the project will be archived.
> - Bjorn (for the Tools PMC)
> -- 
> [end of message]
> _______________________________________________
> cobol-dev mailing list
> cobol-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/cobol-dev

Best regards,