API tooling will assist developers in API maintenance by reporting API defects such as binary incompatibilities, incorrect plug-in version numbers, missing or incorrect @since tags, and usage of non-API code between plug-ins.
The tooling will be integrated in the Eclipse SDK and will be used in the automated build process.
Specifically, the tooling is designed to do the following:
New and exciting examples can be found on the resources wiki
If you are interested in participating in the development of the API Tools component, check out the developer's mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chat with people there about your problems and interests, and find out what you can do to help.
To get started you can check out the source for API Tools using either the extssh project set file (if you have a bugzilla account) or the pserver project set file (if you do not have a bugzilla account).
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