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Re: [p2-dev] Re: [ecf-dev] ECF for Platform 3.4.2
- From: Jeff McAffer <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:55:33 -0500
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where did we finish up on this?
Scott Lewis wrote:
Thomas Watson wrote:
What version of ECF are you planning to contribute to the point
release of Ganymede? I don't think we should upgrade the ECF bundles
included in the SDK to something that will be a higher version than
what ECF contributes to the point release of Ganymede. Otherwise
wouldn't we risk introducing compatibility issues for the other ECF
bundles delivered in Ganymede?
No...as we've been very careful with those bundles (those that we
contribute to platform) to only make bug fixes on 2.X line.
I also think moving bundles up by a minor version during a point
release will raise red flags for the PMC and will likely make it hard
to get approved for this release.
That's a real drag. Unlike the platform, we have point releases more
frequently than once a year, and so we do most of our bug fixing on a
2.X and 3.0 branches rather than on a 2.0.X branch. This so that we
don't have to maintain 3 (or more) branches (i.e. 2.0.X, 2.1.X, 3.0
[galileo], etc) during the entire year.
I don't think that our minor release should raise a red flag, as
'minor' to us is less major than the platform :)...particularly since
we are being extremely careful with the platform plugins in
particular...to only do bug fixing in *anything* but major releases.
So...I had intended to contribute ECF 2.1.0 to the 3.4.2 maintenance
release. We can/could contribute a build called 2.0.2, but these
(platform contributed) plugins will be essentially the same...i.e.
there is no real content difference for these plugins...and it will
cause us futher releng/deployment effort and churn to do so.
Obviously our releng churn isn't your PMC's major concern...but
perhaps it could be considered a minor concern? :).
Also...we have to know somewhat in advance when/how this contribution
is needed. I assume it's not until after holidays, true?
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