Uncategorized

Platform-releng endorses p2, not paddles

Zx has suggested that the Eclipse project’s releng team has become soft. What? In fact, we’re in pretty good shape due to the amount of shovelling we’ve done to move the 4m (13 feet) of snow that has fallen in Ottawa this winter. We don’t have to resort to Photoshop for extra muscle tone 🙂

I did give out out a clown nose this week. It wasn’t well received…although in the process I learned some new French vocabulary from a certain Equinox committer. Integrating p2 into the build was really a group effort. We are using the p2 code compiled in the build to build the SDK..so there are bootstrapping issues. It would have been ideal to have more time to test the integration but with EclipseCon immediately followed by M6 we had to get in this week’s build. I’ll write later on how we are transforming our build process with p2. It promises to alleviate many pain points. However, as always, change reveals many implementation details. For other teams, the transformation will be much much simpler. We now have a build that works with p2 goodness. In the end, that’s all that matters.

I saw a preview of Pascal’s p2 talk this afternoon and I’d highly recommend taking the opportunity to attend it at EclipseCon and learn more.

As for using paddles as a deterrent for build breakage…well eclipse.org is rated PG. I’ll leave the paddling activities to other websites

1 comment on “Platform-releng endorses p2, not paddles

  1. From Austin with Love 😉“I learned some new French vocabulary from a certain Equinox committer.”hahaha…

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: