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Naming Conventions in the ACTF project follow the Eclipse Naming Conventions except for Java packages containing 'internal', 'tests', or 'examples'.
One of the main goals of this naming convention is to make it easy to find the component to which any given class belongs. The general form of java package names is as follows:
Currently, ACTF includes the components listed below. This table also shows the subcomponents within each ACTF component. The directory structure of the Git repository is defined based on this grouping.
|common||accservice||includes components for accessing native accessibility architectures and APIs|
|core||is reserved for future use|
|model||includes components to support access to runtime properties of GUI components, document elements, and other runtime structures. It also includes typical application plugins as Editor Extensions.|
|mediator||includes mediator services.|
|repository||includes repository services.|
|util||includes common utilities for other ACTF components.|
|ai||ai||includes components for adaptive interfaces.|
|examples||examples||includes exemplary applications.|
|validation||validation||includes validation engine, rulebase manager, interfaces for and base implementations of rulesets and rules and so on.|
|visualization||report||includes report generators.|
|visualization||includes accessibility/usability visualization engines.|
In the ACTF project, the reserved words 'internal', 'tests', or 'examples' may appear after the component name. For example, org.eclipse.actf.validation.tests indicates test cases that are used for the validation component. The prefered usage is to put the reserved names in the fifth position, leaving the fourth position for the component name. In addition to this, each component has its own ui components in the ACTF project. So, the word "ui" may appear after the component name as well.
The names of internal/tests/examples/ui packages in ACTF will be:
We will ask you to organize your files as described below. Basically you will need to create the following directory structure for each subdirectory you own under the ACTF component group:
/gitroot/actf/ org.eclipse.actf.[group].git/ plugins doc tests features
The projects containing features and fragments must be suffixed by -feature and -fragment respectively.
The ACTF project uses the built-in Java-convention in Eclipse.
To avoid unexpected propagation, namespace URIs in ACTF project will be defined as follows:
If you need to create new namespaces, please submit a request to the newsgroup.
In ACTF, all internal APIs are in internal packages and currently are not exported to others. (see also Naming Conventions)
All public APIs exported to others are currently provisional. ACTF plans to freeze the APIs after reflecting community feedback in Indigo release (0.9), then all APIs will be graduating from provisional in Juno release (1.0).
For more details about development conventions and guidelines, please visit Eclipse development guidelines page.
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