I'd like to toss out the idea that the WTP Incubator move off of CVS and
over to Git. The eclipse webmasters put out a general call earlier
asking for interested projects to do the migration. Since the code in
the incubator is pretty self contained, we could do this on a per
component basis. It would also give us a place as a group to test out
and figure out any migration issues that can occur and any build
infrastructure changes that may need to occur as well. The items we
learn here could help benefit the community as a whole.
There are some risks assummed by this move. First while the eGit plugin
is improving drastically every day, it still doesn't have all the
feature level support of the CVS client. So those using git repos
would need to be willing to help out the eGit project and when necessary
move to command line for some items. I suspect that eGit is going to
get to where it needs to be within the next 3 months.
There are build issues that will need to be addressed. I'm planning on
migrating Vex's CI build on Hudson to Maven/Tycho, but keeping existing
functionality in place for the current WTP build. The speed
improvements I've seen in build times with maven have been pretty
significant compared to other methods I've seen. PsychoPath the XPath
2.0 processor went from an average of 20 minutes down to about 2 minutes
for a complete build. XQuery I've seen similar results, but running
under 50 seconds.
Anyways, thought I'd toss this out to the incubator committers and get