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Re: [eclipse-dev] Planning Meeting Notes - Feb 25, 2009

> The RCP zip is actually useful as the base for people's development.
> If we ship it as a p2 repo then it is not directly usable as a
> target platform element.  We might consider retaining this as
> separate zips (perhaps with p2 repos inside *as well*).

Your statement is misleading.
The repos can still be used as a base for people's development in the target platform.
The only change is the workflow by which the target platform is setup: instead of unzipping you use the target platform management wizard (Preferences > PDE)

PaScaL

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> Jeff
>
> Kim Moir wrote:

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> Other discussion item
>
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=262083#c6
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> I'd like to change the current multitude of platform specific JDT,
> CVS, PDE and RCP zips that are currently available on the download
> page to a single p2 repo for each feature.  This will reduce the
> amount of disk space each build consumes, reduce the time the build
> takes and encourage consuming teams to start using p2 repos instead of zips.
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> Kim
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> [eclipse-dev] Planning Meeting Notes - Feb 25, 2009

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> -------------------
> Discussion Topics
> -------------------
>
> User Assistance:
> - org.eclipse.ui.forms is approaching a point where it has no committers
>  with time to work on it. Can we find someone to work on this component?
>  If not what is our fallback plan?
>
> --------
> Status
> --------
>
> JDT UI:
> - various fixes in Runnable Jar Exporter
> - enabled Rename refactoring quick assist in Java compare editors
> - Inline Local Variable and Inline Constant refactorings now insert
>  necessary explicit casts if there was an implicit conversion that
>  widened the initializer's type to the variable's type
> - bug fixing
> - inbox tracking
>
> Platform Text and JDT Text:
> - continued work on 'Open Implementation' hyperlink detector
> - continued work on adding 'Show in Properties File' action to
>  NLS key hover
> - adopted range differencer API from Compare and got rid of our
>  own implementation
> - bug fixing
> - inbox tracking
>
> Platform Search:
> - inbox tracking
>
> Debug:
> - new extension point to contribute Java breakpoint listeners (bug 260910)
> - continued work on EclipseCon tutorial
> - bug fixing
>
> PDE:
> - continued enhancements to new Target Platform preference page:
>  - removed old preference page from the build
> - API tooling:
>  - baselines now pickup bundles from dropins folder
>  - enhanced analysis of split bundles
>  - cleaned up unreliable performance tests
>  - investigating performance improvements for incremental build
> - DS 1.1 support completed
> - work in progress around removing config.ini from launcher/product
>  definitions in favor of list of properties
> - bug fixing
>
> User Assistance:
> - working on search index performance but have yet to get much improvement.
> - bug fixing
> - reviewing bugs in the inbox
>
> Rel. Eng.:
> - testing new p2 slicer
> - merging metadata etc  in preparation for 3.4.2 release this wed.
> - testing using comparator to use when mirroring from repos in the build
> - bug fixing
>
> Workspace:
> - inbox tracking
> - working on 3.5 M6:
>  - http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/platform-team/team3.5/plan.php#m6
> - fixing regression in the compare editor
> - final work on bug 220457, bug 201116 (multiple contentMergeViewers
>  for the same content type, file extension)
> - new API to instantiate and apply arbitrary hunks (bug 183226, bug 265824)
> - compare core plug-in changed to 3.5 (was 1.0)
>
> Platform UI:
> - 3.5 bug fixing
> - We are going to change our bug triage process:
>  - http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_UI/Bug_Triage
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