News entries for October 2014

2014-10-31 Milestone 0.2.0-M10 released

The milestone 0.2.0-M10 is a follow up to M9 with the IEC 60870 protocol stack and functionality removed. Hopefully there will be a way to implement IEC standards in the future at the Eclipse Foundation, but for now it was decided to remove the functionality from Eclipse SCADA and host the development at openSCADA.org. It still is licensed under the EPL and will still be available as open source.

On the other hand, this clears the remaining issue before the 0.2.0 release. So with a little bit of luck, the 0.2.0 release will be done before the end of the year.

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2014-10-31 Milestone 0.2.0-M9 released

This milestone release fixes a few issues in the maven repository, provides an easier way to create a ready to run target platform, and of course fixes a few bugs.

There will be at least another milestone release, since the decision was made to remove the IEC 60870 protocol for now. It sill is in this milestone release, but will be removed in the following -M10. However the functionality will be moved over to openSCADA.org, the license will stay EPL and as soon as the legal state of IEC standards is fully understood, the code will, if possible, be moved back to Eclipse SCADA.

On the other side this was the last issue that stood in our way to release 0.2.0, so if all goes well we will have a release in the next few weeks.

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2014-10-17 Industrial IoT @ EclipseCon Europe 2014

Eclipse SCADA will have two talks at the Eclipse Con Europe 2014 in Ludwigsburg. One is about creating an industrial communication infrastructure with Eclipse SCADA.

The other one is a joint effort of eTrice, 4DIAC and Eclipse SCADA to show what IoT looks like in the industrial world.

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2014-10-09 Milestone 0.2.0-M8 released

On the road to the 0.2.0 release we just made another milestone build: 0.2.0-M8. Again the main changes are bug fixes and some cleanups bringing us closer to the final release.

Still there are two enhancements we wanted to add into this milestone. The first one was long overdue, the generation and hosting of the Javadoc Documentation for Eclipse SCADA. So starting with M8 we will have an up to date Javadoc Documentation, which we also can link to. The documentation is an aggregated documentation of the full Eclipse SCADA project, excluding the IDE/Configurator componentns, since these are not intended to be used outside of Eclipse SCADA. However the protocol packages, the utilites, base, chart and core are all available.

And second we added a small package for creating Modbus Slave applications outside of Eclipse SCADA. You can easily start up a new SlaveHost instance and add a few Slave instances. And there you have a custom Modbus Slave Application.

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