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RE: [wtp-dev] Faceted Project Framework API to use Java 5 languagefeatures

The source code for the change to the Faceted Project Framework plugins is available as a patch attached to the following bug. The patch is for org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core and facet.ui plugins. The plugin version numbers have not been incremented in the patch so it will work with any recent I-build. I will make a binary build available to make it easier for people to try out this change as soon as I figure out why PDE is trying to find version 0.0.0 of the plugin that I am trying to export.




Please report any problems with the patch in the bug rather than on the mailing list.




- Konstantin


From: wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Konstantin Komissarchik
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 4:05 PM
To: General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues.
Subject: [wtp-dev] Faceted Project Framework API to use Java 5 languagefeatures


PMC just approved the plan to let Faceted Project Framework use Java 5 language features for WTP 2.0 release. This e-mail details the plan of action.


First of all, changes to the API to use generics are fully source and binary backwards compatible with existing clients. Wherever enhancing the API to use Java 5 language features would have caused API breakage, the changes were not made. I have the changes ready locally and we will roll them out as follows:


1. Fix the version ranges on all of the referring plugins so that they will be able to accept the new version of the Faceted Project Framework plugins. See my previous e-mail for information regarding this. I have made the necessary changes locally on my machine and can release them unless I hear objections from plugin owners. I’d like this step to be completed as soon as possible. How about right after this week’s I-build is declared?


2. Once #1 is complete and we have a build ready that includes that change, I will send an e-mail to this mailing list containing the new version of the Faceted Project Framework plugins. They will be compiled and ready to drop into an existing build for testing. The interested parties at this point can try out these plugins and report any problems.


3. Assuming that #2 goes smoothly and any reported problems are corrected, the changes to the Faceted Project Framework will be released into the build right after M5 is declared. Then we will have all of M6 to flush out any lingering issues.


Questions? Comments?


- Konstantin



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