As I mentioned on the call today, the list
of 40+ "requirements" is pretty daunting for new projects coming
to the train (even if half of them are optional). I think we should take
any opportunity we can to cut this down or combine entries. I read through
the document this morning and the following came to mind:
1) There are five items about localization:
"Message Bundles", "Support Translations", "Excel
in NL Support", "Test Localization" and "Enable Use
With All Languages". We could probably combine these into a single
"Localization" bullet point that contains all the details. We
can leave it alone if people think it is helpful but I think having the
information in one place would streamline it. Some of the specific technology
choices will really vary across projects anyway.
2) Retention Policy - this could just
be a sentence on the "Provide p2 repository" entry.
3) Metrics. Do projects really do this?
Is it just part of the release review documentation? One option here is
just to submit your git repository to http://ohloh.net
and let it produce your project stats. dash.eclipse.org, and Wayne's fancy
new project pages also provide some stats.
4) Optimization. I'm not really sure
what this means. It just provides a link to a list of available p2 ant
tasks. The "Provide p2 repository" entry already says repositories
need to be conditioned and packed. What other optimization does this refer