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Re: [ide-dev] An "IDE Working Group"

That would be a JDT working group then wouldn't it? Clearly the immediate concern is around competition with IntelliJ but I would expect in the longer run changes to benefit the entire IDE.

From: Ian Skerrett <ian.skerrett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Organization: Eclipse Foundation
Reply-To: Discussions about the IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, 23 September, 2013 4:30 PM
To: 'Discussions about the IDE' <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ide-dev] An "IDE Working Group"

Here is the process document for creating a working group. http://eclipse.org/org/industry-workgroups/industry_wg_process.php


The companies forming the working group need to be Eclipse Foundation members. You also need to have a defined purpose and a description of what funding, or not, is required for organizations to join the working group.


FWIW, I would not start a working group with a marketing focus. Everyone know about the Eclipse Java IDE and we already have very healthy market share. To me, the challenge is to create a pool of resources to fund developers to improve JDT. Better web sites or web pages are not going to fix any of the technology problems.


From: ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gunnar Wagenknecht
Sent: September-23-13 9:28 PM
To: Discussions about the IDE
Subject: Re: [ide-dev] An "IDE Working Group"


Am 23.09.2013 um 10:46 schrieb "Ian Skerrett" <ian.skerrett@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

A working group might be how companies can participate that don’t want to provide developers/committers. We find a group of companies that are willing to spend $50K/each to fund some developers to work on JDT.


I thought about this as well. This working group could focus on marketing aspects (such as the /ide and /java pages) as well as coming up with a sustainable model for funding platform development.


Ian, can you get more details on how the process for creating such a working group looks like? Do we need to prepare/submit a paper? Are there minimum requirements for the number of participants, etc?





Gunnar Wagenknecht