EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





Versioning plug-ins is good for you and the eclipse ecosystem

Pascal Rapicault (IBM Canada), John Arthorne (IBM)

· Short Talk

Wednesday, 16:00, 10 minutes | Ballroom GHAB

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John Arthorne

Careful management of plug-in version numbers is critical to the success of component-based applications. Since 3.2, the Eclipse platform project has established guidelines for specifying and evolving plug-in version numbers. This talk will give an overview of what those rules are and why they are good for you and the eclipse ecosystem.

Pascal is a developer with IBM Rational Software at the IBM Ottawa labs (formerly Object Technology International) since 2002, and has been developing PDE Build since then. He has also played a key role in the development of the OSGi based runtime from the first prototypes developed in the Equinox project to its integration in Eclipse. Pascal holds a Master degree from the ESSI (France) and a PhD from the University of Nice (France).

John Arthorne is a software developer with IBM Rational Software, and has been a committer on the Eclipse project since its inception. He has been a key contributor to many areas of the platform, including the core runtime, resource model, JFace, the platform UI, CVS/Team integration, and the incremental java builder. Most recently he designed and implemented the concurrency API (org.eclipse.core.jobs), and the Eclipse file system API (org.eclipse.core.filesystem). John co-authored "Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs" in 2004 as part of the Addison-Wesley Eclipse series.

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