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Re: [eclipse.org-architecture-council] Webinars

So where do we go from here? Should we add this to the agenda for the
next meeting? (Feb 14)

Wayne


On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 07:52 -0500, Ed Merks wrote:
> Wayne,
> 
> Good idea.  Perhaps some might consider it a dry topic but all the issues
> and processes around Eclipse's IP policies and processes are always a bit
> too mysterious for too many folks...
> 
> Another thought is something that will help teach people better how to
> answer their own questions.  The best techniques to find information at
> Eclipse (which might help highlight that it's too darned hard and we
> perhaps ought to do something about that.)  Things like Chris' Eclipse spy
> so you can figure out what component is doing something cool and then track
> down the source so you can learn from it.   How to figure out what plugin
> contributes what code (it's quite simple to add all plugins to your search
> but so few people know how to do that).  How to make your best friend, the
> debugger, even more effective.   For example, someone explained to me how
> to use the debugger to force a process into a problematic threading state
> to reproduce a very hard to reproduce timing dependant issue; a light bulb
> went off in my head where I thought, that's so simple and obvious, why did
> it never occur to me?  I'll bet not nearly enough people are proficient at
> using conditional breakpoints.   No doubt other folks have useful tricks
> and techniques that would be worth sharing to help make our community more
> self sufficient and hence more empowered.
> 
> All projects, for example, should make it easy for folks to set up a full
> development image extracted from CVS (or SVN).  How else can they expect to
> get high quality patches and involvement from the community at large?
> 
> 
> Ed Merks/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA
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> 
> Hey folks.
> 
> Lynn is looking for topics for the Eclipse Webinar Series, and it
> strikes me that this is a good opportunity for us to do a little
> outreach.
> 
> I'd like to start a discussion on topics that we think might be useful
> for the community.
> 
> In general, webinars with technical content tend to do better with
> audiences. I had thought that maybe a "what is the Architecture Council"
> talk might work, but I don't think it'll draw enough attention to make
> it worth the investment in time (both ours and Lynn's). Though it might
> be an interesting topic for a short podcast (let me know if you're
> interested in that).
> 
> Since we're supposed to be mentoring projects, perhaps we can come up
> with some content that discusses challenges faced by projects like
> setting up automated builds for Eclipse applications, or maybe even some
> of the more basic concepts in Eclipse that might be helpful for
> beginners (like how to create a view, or extension points, or services,
> or whatever).
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> Wayne
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