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HOWTO: Join Architecture Council, Break Hudson, Break Athena

About a week ago, Wayne Beaton approached me with an unexpected question: would I like to be drafted into the rank and file of the Eclipse Architecture Council?

I was honoured. Flabbergasted. And a bit apprehensive: could I measure up?

Well, it seems my first act as an AC member was, Thursday night, to cripple our shared Hudson build server by dumb-assedly performing a seemingly innocuous update. Heartfelt thanks to the Webmasters for once again extracting my cheeks from the fire and getting everyone's builds back up and running.

My second act, Friday afternoon, was to commit some "fixes" to the Athena Common Build code which effectively prevented it from reading your project's Thankfully, the ever-vigilant Dave Carver spotted the snafu, filed a bug, and I had it my error fixed shortly after my return from Zombieland last night (aside: best zom-rom-com since Shaun Of The Dead!)

Thanks to Matt, Dave C, David W, Denis, Gunnar, and everyone else for reporting &/or fixing these issues, and to the AC for welcoming me into their fold. It's going to be interesting!


Benjamin Cabé said...

Excellent news! Congrats Nick!

nickb said...

Is that congrats for the omnomnom-ination? Or for breaking/fixing Hudson/Athena? :P