Part I – The Validation
I thought today that I’ll look back on my work in Eclipse space and the final summary is double-edged. There are some things I think I made a good job in the Eclipse Ecosystem, some where my performance was acceptable and some where I can completely failed.
This is my personal report card for 2009 (in no particular order):
- Telling people about e4 and that it’s not only about bringing Eclipse to the web TOTAL SUCCESS
- Finding a business model for investing time into coding for e4 (I think that some interesting things won’t be part of e4 1.0 but well that’s something I can’t change). I think I can count my commits on 2 hands TOTAL FAILURE
- Bringing qooxdoo to Java developers through QxWT TOTAL SUCCESS
- Getting out a build of UFaceKit and nearing release 1.0.0 of the SWT-Port PARTIAL SUCCESS
- Advertising Eclipse Databinding and porting it to EMF PARTIAL SUCCESS
- Finding the time to work on 3.x (when reading blogs like this from Eugene Ostroukhov my willingness to invest spare time on it is equal to 0) TOTAL FAILURE
- Getting Nebula back into a better state and release 1.0.0 of some really mature widgets PARTIAL SUCCESS
- Taking part in the Eclipse Architectual Council TOTAL FAILURE
- Answering question on eclipse.platform.swt, eclipse.platform, eclipse.platform.jface, … SUCCESS (if one can talk about success here)
Looking at this report you can see that from my personal feeling it was quite a intermingled year and that some actions need to be taken to get a better report next year.
I haven’t made up those points before writing this summary so it’s probably too early to draw conclusions but looking at the above I guess I’m going to step back from some of the positions (3.x committer ship, nebula-project lead, newsgroup-support on platform.* and e4 committer ship come to my mind) I filled in the Eclipse Ecosystem.
A more in depth look on possible moves and impacts they might have is going to be part of Part II of this blog series in few days.