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RE: [wtp-dev] WTP and DTP collaboration

Thanks, Rob. I am really glad that you are able to contribute to this effort. Redirecting this thread back to wtp-dev.

At today's meeting we mainly focused on discussing how to house code that would be shared. The approach that was agreed upon is described as follows:

1. The code would be housed in separate plugins in WTP code repository (server tools project to be exact). Tim and Angel will work on setting up these plugins. DTP will pull these plugins in source form from WTP repository and build them as part of their build. This is similar to how Orbit plugins are handled. 

2. Plugins will use one of the WTP namespaces in plugin ids and package names.

3. All API in these plugins will be declared as provisional in Galileo per WTP API policy (http://wiki.eclipse.org/WTP_API_Policy).

4. If this effort (or one of these efforts are successful) and we want to encourage adoption beyond WTP and DTP, we leave open the possibility of moving this code elsewhere (another existing project or an independent project) after Galileo. Thus #3.

I believe that's most of what we talked about. Others should feel free to jump in and fill in gaps or make corrections. We didn't agree to hold another phone call. Further collaboration would happen mostly via bugzilla.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Stryker [mailto:rob.stryker@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:14 PM
To: konstantin.komissarchik@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [wtp-dev] WTP and DTP collaboration

Hi Konstantin:

I just wanted to say I know I missed today's call as well as last
week's, but I would very much like to be a part of writing this
integration code or providing patches / new code to help the process
along. I've already been providing the patches for the future server
view based on Common Navigator and am more than willing to provide time
and code for this endeavor as well.

I hope to make next week's call, assuming it's at the same time and number?

Look forward to helping.

- Rob Stryker

Konstantin Komissarchik wrote:
>
> The first meeting to discuss collaboration between WTP and DTP in
> building a flexible "plugin discovery" infrastructure was held yesterday.
>
> In attendance were the following people:
>
> Tim deBoer (WTP)
>
> Brian Fitzpatrick (DTP)
>
> Konstantin Komissarchik (WTP)
>
> Angel Vera (WTP)
>
> David Williams (WTP)
>
> It was generally agreed that this would be a positive undertaking and
> commitment to contribute to the effort was expressed by various
> members of WTP and DTP teams. The sticky issue is where to host the
> shared code. Several possibilities were discussed without any
> conclusions being reached.
>
> 1. A new project.
>
> 2. Try to get this into P2.
>
> 3. Re-wire WTP build to produce a separate distro that would be
> consumable by DTP.
>
> We agreed to start a wiki to begin collaborating on the requirement.
> We also agreed to meet again next week at the same time for follow-up
> discussion (especially the issue of where to host this effort).
>
> Wiki: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Plugin_Discovery
>
> Meeting info for next week's meeting:
>
> 21-Oct-2008 10:00 AM PST
>
> 1-888-967-2253, code 388649, pw 388649
>
> In addition to this, another area for possible WTP and DTP
> collaboration was brought up. In particular, the effort to create a
> single servers view based on the common navigator framework that would
> show app servers, databases, etc. The idea being to remove the
> individual views now present in WTP and DTP. Again, there was general
> agreement that this would be a positive step. Some work on this is
> already in progress on several bugzilla bugs with interesting
> contributions coming from JBoss. The same where do we host this effort
> question was brought up for this item. No resolution was reached.
>
> Do we need anything (like a meeting) to organize this second effort or
> is the activity on the bugzilla bugs sufficient for now?
>
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> Phone: +1 425 201 1795 | Mobile: +1 206 898 0611
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