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- From: Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:51:35 -0700
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I wanted to begin some planning for future ECF releases.
ECF 3.3.1/Helios maintenance release
Coming up first, we have ECF 3.3.1 (i.e. Helios maintenance release),
which is due pretty soon now . This build/release will be done
using the Release_3_3 branch in the ECF repository, and using this
Hudson project . This release includes no new features (as per usual
maintenance policy), but simply bug fixes for things reported since
Helios release. If you have/know about important bugs that should be
addressed for this maintenance release, please report them and fix them
as soon as possoble.
ECF 3.4.0 - DNS-SD-based discovery
Once 3.3.1 is complete, I propose that we begin preparing for ECF 3.4,
with a target release date of October 15, 2010. What will be new in
this release? My expectation is that the major thing will be the dns-sd
discovery provider done by Markus K for his google soc 2010
project...along with additional bug fixes and existing API
enhancements. The dns-sd provider alone is enough to justify a minor
release, IMHO. If there are other things that people would propose to
be included in this release (3.4.0) I'm certainly open to them. Please
say so if there are other things that you know of/have been working on
that could be completed in time for 3.4.
ECF 3.5.0 - Wave provider
On last Monday's conference call , we discussed the work by Sebastian
Schmidt on the ECF wave protocol provider . This gsoc project turned
out extremely well...and Sebastian is to be congratulated (kudos
Sebastian). We now have a working wave protocol implementation as an
ECF provider. As we discussed on the call, however, given everyone's
schedules for September ECF 3.4 is probably too soon to expect the wave
provider to make it into the ECF distribution...as there is some API
review to be done, along with testing, and example applications.
I propose that we identify an ECF release 3.5 for late Jan/early Feb
2011, and target that release for inclusion of the wave provider...along
with two (or more) applications that use the wave protocol provider for
At the conference call, I asked Mustafa Isik (Sebastian's mentor for the
wave provider project, and implementer of the ECF cola work) to write an
email to this mailing list to solicit thoughts/ideas for compelling
applications for the ECF wave provider. On the call we discussed
several intriguing ideas...from synchronizing music composition/editing,
to Equinox-web-server-based apps, to smart phone (iPhone/Android)-based
apps that include/use wave's operational transformation. There are
others as well that are interesting...e.g. integration of the wave
provider with the Saros work.
So when Mustafa makes his post soliciting ideas on this mailing list,
please comment with all your ideas of interesting/compelling
applications for the wave provider (Eclipse, RCP, server-based,
smart-phone, etc...or combinations of any of these).
ECF 3.6/Indigo Simultaneous release
Don't know what this should include in terms of new stuff. I would like
to see lots more on remote services...e.g. rest and soap providers,
server-side stuff for rest (e.g. integration with restlet work), remote
services testing framework...other things. But all are welcome to
propose new enhancements, or renewed focus on existing enhancements.
Ok, please let all know what you think by responding to this email
publicly with your thoughts, ideas, etc.