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What’s in a Namespace?

Bug 331397 suggests that we should add a little something about project namespaces into the Eclipse Development Process (EDP). In my mind, there are at least a couple of problems with this: I’d really like to avoid adding anything to … Continue reading

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The Great Git Experiment

While many projects have claimed success with Git, a great many projects and developers continue to struggle with its adoption. In the fall of 2012, several projects chose to terminate rather than migrate their CVS repositories to Git. We have … Continue reading

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Open Source Rules of Engagement

The Eclipse Development Process (EDP) defines–in its section on principles–three open source rules of engagement: Openness, Transparency, and Meritocracy: Open – Eclipse is open to all; Eclipse provides the same opportunity to all. Everyone participates with the same rules; there … Continue reading

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Active Projects

I ran a query against Dash to get some sense for project activity over the past couple of years. The graph below shows a comparison of how many active projects we have at Eclipse, compared against the total number of … Continue reading

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Project Landing/Summary Pages

I recently blogged about some a new project summary page design that I’ve been tinkering with. Here’s what it looks like: The page is entirely data-driven from project metadata. The title comes from the projectname metadata entry; if this entry … Continue reading

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Celebration Time Starts at 4pm today…

I made a mistake in my post yesterday. All Eclipse folks in the Greater Ottawa region are invited to join us at the Eclipse Foundation offices at 4pm today to celebrate the Indigo release. That’s an hour later than I … Continue reading

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Git in the Dashboard

Before the break I started working on adding support for Git into the Eclipse Dashboard. I’m almost done. In fact, I have managed to generate the data for several projects: those projects that have correctly specified the location of their … Continue reading

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