Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What is the Galileo repo?

The Galileo repository is a one stop shop for all the bits and pieces of this release and thus facilitates consumers life. It guarantees by construction that all the pieces that are available from it are meant to work together.
However, this does not mean that you will be able to select all the entries from the repository and successfully install them on top your SDK. Why? Because this repository contains things like SDKs and runtimes (e.g. Riena, Swordfish, etc.) that are meant to be installed in your target rather than your running instance.

Monday, May 18, 2009

p2, call for community testing

During 3.5, a release put under the theme of robustness for our team, p2 went through a lot of changes: new UI, improved error reporting, more robust downloads, improved transactionality of the installation,.. the list is endless. About 900 bugs have been closed.

However, in order to avoid releasing 3.5 with big issues (which we think/hope we don't have), I'm calling out to you to try out p2 by downloading RC1 and give it a spin and a hard time, and report any problem in the p2 component here.

Thanks in advance.