Note that if you have no idea what I'm talking about,
then this message probably isn't for you and I apologise for
the noise (I'll only use this channel this one time).
Eclipse Projects that intend to participate in the Photon
Simultaneous Release are required to state their
intention to do so on the cross-project-issues-dev mailing
list. If your project intends to participate in the release
and has not already stated that intent, please do so ASAP. The
deadline coincides with the M4 build on December 15/2017.
This process has been set up--at least in part--to ensure
that participating projects are listening to the communication
channel. If your project is participating in Photon, then at
least one project committer must
communications on the cross-project-issues-dev
Project teams that have already declared their intent to
participate in the Eclipse Photon Simultaneous Release are
Note that declaring participation in Photon is separate
from having an active aggregator file. You may well have bits
being pushed into the aggregate repository today based on your
project's participation in the Eclipse Oxygen release, but
this does not constitute a declaration of participation. You
still need to declare participation in Photon before M4 on
Warning: shortly after M4, we'll start disabling the
aggregation files for those projects that have not declared.
Things will start breaking shortly thereafter.
Links and more information (including "how to announce your
participation") can be found on the Photon wiki page.
Please be sure to create the release record and include it
in your note when you declare participation.
If you have questions, connect with your PMC, your PMC's
Eclipse Planning Council Representative, EMO, or me.
Director of Open Source Projects
The Eclipse Foundation