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[eclipse.org-committers] Ganymede Provisioning Workshop -- Call for Participation
- From: Ward Cunningham <ward.cunningham@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:22:09 -0700
- Delivered-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing the Ganymede Provisioning Workshop
April 10th and 11th, 2007
Please take a moment now to look over the call for participation.
This event is in the style of the Europa Build Workshop which is
agreed to be a worthwhile event. We would very much like to have
broad participation from Eclipse projects. We appreciate your prompt
Note: Ganymede is another moon of Jupiter and will be the release
train that follows Europa.
-------- from the above workshop page ---------
Eclipse has long had Update Manager as its provisioning mechanism.
Now over five years old, Update Manager comes from the era that
predates OSGi, where Eclipse was a static tooling platform, Eclipse
as a Rich Client Platform had not evolved, and where we could get
away with assuming considerable computer skills in our users.
This workshop brings together committers from interested parties to
evaluate current provisioning initiatives, project shared ongoing
needs, and sketch an efficient and practical roadmap that leads to
quality enabling solutions to provisioning problems.
-------- from planning council minutes ---------
Committer-Centric Workshop Ideas
The Planning Council declares that a workshop around the update
manager would be a good thing. The build workshop was successful
because the problem required a cross-project solution. The update
manager isn't quite the same because it doesn't require a cross-
project solution, but it is needed by all the projects thus many are
eager to help.
This workshop will be for people who are intending to become
committers on the update component. This will not be a requirements
gathering event - this is an event for doers: people committed to