First off, the Eclipse Summit Europe
is coming and is looking like a great event.
Last year there were a series of very
cool symposia during the conference. This year that set has been
expanded and now occupy a full day prior to the main event.
Tim Webb (Maya) and I are hosting a
Provisioning Symposium with the intention of following on from the
Ganymede Provisioning workshop held in the spring. That workshop
was very successful as a context-setting and initial direction setting
effort. Several key connections were made and fruit of those connections
has been born. In the intervening months both the Equinox provisioning
effort (now called "p2") and Maya have made progress and much
code has been written. This symposium brings together committers
and interested parties to report on and evaluate current provisioning initiatives,
sketch efficient and practical solutions to real provisioning problems
and identify opportunities for cooperation.
The symposium is structured as a relatively
informal gathering where the focus is on discussion, not presentation.
To facilitate that discussion we are asking potential participants
to send in a position paper describing their interests. This does
not have to be anything fancy or long. Just outline what your use
cases, interests, code, ... See the symposium description for more