EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California

Provisioning, an Enterprising Eclipse BoF

Timothy Webb (Cisco Systems, Inc.), Peter Manahan (IBM), Sharanya Doddapaneni (Cisco Systems, Inc.)


Wednesday, 20:45, 1 hour 15 minutes | Grand Ballroom E


Peter Manahan

Sharanya Doddapaneni

Eclipse is widely used within large organizations. Enterprises need to provide better Eclipse deployment, management and maintenance options - allowing thousands of developers to launch Eclipse stacks specific to their role. For optimal penetration, users of RCP-based tooling may be entirely unaware of Eclipse in the stack and may never interact with the update manager as instantiated today. Enterprises may have strict requirements that require disabling certain parts of Eclipse to play nicely.

Let's meet and talk about how as a community we could evolve this situation and provide Enterprise-class provisioning for Eclipse. Some areas to consider:

In addition, provide your thoughts on the Maya project proposal.

Timothy Webb works for Cisco Systems focused on Eclipse-based technology deployments across the company. He is the proposed lead for the Maya project proposal and currently leads a team in Cisco to build out an enablement and distribution platform for RCP-based tooling; with the goal to enable adoption of Eclipse-based technologies by engineers who may have no prior knowledge of the platform. Previous work with Eclipse includes leading creation of a test automation platform which integrates a testing IDE coupled with automated distribution of testing services via remote OSGi containers. With over eight years working at Cisco, he has filled many roles including architecting a massively scalable broadband provisioning system and for the past four years leading innovation which utilizes the Eclipse platform and a plethora of associated technologies.

Peter Manahan works for IBM Rational and is the architect and manager of the install team for IBM Rational Desktop products. He has worked on installation/service strategies with Eclipse based products such as Websphere Application Developer and Rational Software Architect since Eclipse 1.0. Assisted with the design and implementation of Rational Product Updater and its follow-on the IBM Installation Manager which is used to install and manage the eclipse based Rational Desktop product set.

Sharanya Doddapaneni is a Software Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. She is currently working on a Eclipse-based software management and distribution framework for enterprises. The framework offers a profile based solution to enable tool stacks for engineers. She works as part of a very energetic group to develop and broaden workflow solutions.

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