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Re: [wtp-dev] Project Metadata changes for 1.5


Thanks Igor,

After some internal discussion - We will not migrate the old file automatically, but new projects will get the new name.
Both modes will work fine, and we will create a preference that forces migration when the time is right.

- Chuck

Rational J2EE Tooling Team Lead
IBM Software Lab - Research Triangle Park, NC
Email:  cbridgha@xxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 919-254-1848 (T/L: 444)



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What is current 1.0/1.5 co-existence story? Inability to work with the
same project using 0.7 and 1.0 was a major problem for our team and we
had to move large number of developers from one version to another
literally overnight when we decided to upgrade. I think WTP should
understand 1.0 metadata and convert it only when the user explicitly
asks/agrees to.

--
Regards,
Igor Fedorenko

Chuck Bridgham wrote:
>
> Normally when metadata file changes occur, announcements are not required,
> but because the ".component" file doesn't have a complete tooling story
> yet, end users may need to be aware of its existence for advanced
> scenarios.
>
> Note:  *No action is required *- the changes will occur automatically to
> existing workspaces, projects.
>
> I am about to release a fix for
>
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=119587
>
> Which calls for a few changes to the ".component" metadata file including:
>         1) Adding version tag that allows the evolution of schema
> changes that may be required.
>         2) Renaming this file to follow the eclipse naming convensions
> of .settings files
>
> Naming convension info is here:  
>         http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Naming_Conventions
> <http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Naming_Conventions>
> *        * Look under the header: System Files and Settings
>
> Thanks - This change will go into this weeks WTP RC2 build
>
> - Chuck
>

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