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[eclipse-pmc] Exception for JDT/Core patch by the Object Teams Project

Dear PMC,

As you certainly remember the JDT/Core patch provided by the 
Object Teams Project caused quite some discussion some weeks ago.

Just now I spoke to Dani and the essence was that he no longer objects
to what we are doing. Some of the details we spoke about:

Essential:
- accidental installation of the OT-version where the original was expected
  is effectively prevented by the approach from
  https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=330534#c8
  (patch bundle non-greedily requires the patch feature)
  RESOLVED.
  
Nice-to-have:
- visualization of patches:
  https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=330338
  It would be good if the UI would signal when a user is about
  to install a patch. Currently two techniques are proposed
  (per patch feature, per explicit attribute in patch bundle).
  The Object Teams Project is fine with either solution.

- incremental touchpoint actions:
  https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=329784
  would need solving for co-existence with other features also using
  Equinox adaptor hooks.
  
Given the Essential issue is solved, given Dani has expressed 
his consent and given some (mild) progress on the Nice-to-have 
bugs, I request an exception so that the Object Teams Project will 
be allowed to release a bundle under the name org.eclipse.jdt.core,
marked by a version qualifier that includes the name "OTDT", 
packaged and provisioned using a patch feature that is explicitly 
marked as such.

The project is participating in the Indigo release train and plans to
request graduation soon.

Background and details of this patch are also documented in
http://wiki.eclipse.org/OTJdtCore

thanks,
Stephan

PS: given that this mailing list is the recommended way of 
interacting with the PMC, the need to subscribe to the list prior
to posting is - cumbersome. Also a hint about this could help
on both 
  http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/team-leaders.php
and
  https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/eclipse-pmc
:)