Monday, February 05, 2007

EclipseCon 2007

As everyone knows, EclipseCon 2007 is March 5-8. I will be presenting a long tutorial on PDE Build with Pascal Rapicault and Sonia Dimitrov. I will also be giving a short talk on the new launcher story.

I even got a pretty little graffic:

I'm speaking at EclipseCon 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

Feature Version Suffixes in PDE/Build

This week I released a patch from David Olsen which is a significant change to how pde/build calculates feature version suffixes. The details are in bug 157049, as well, the problems outlined in bug 162020 are fixed as a consequence.

The biggest thing to note is that the major, minor and service segments are now included in the calcuation. This covers the case when a plugin decrements its qualifier and increments, for example, the service number.

These changes will be in 3.3 M5. There may be cases where these changes could cause a one-time decrease in the version suffix, so builders picking up these changes are advised to increment their feature qualifiers.