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Project Plan For EMF Facet [archived], version 0.3


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This document lays out the feature and API set for the next release of EMF Facet (EMFT Project), version 0.3. This project plan inherits from the Modeling Project Plan, which should be referenced when consulting this individual project plan.

Release Deliverables

The release deliverables have the same form as is found in most Eclipse projects, namely:
  • EMFT EMF Facet SDK (includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation) (downloadable and update site).

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Release Milestones

Release milestones occur at roughly 6 week intervals and follow the Platform milestone releases by approximately 1 week& that is, until the final 4.3 release of the Platform, upon which EMFT EMF Facet and other projects will release simultaneously. As EMFT EMF Facet depends on other projects, it will deliver its milestones at the +2 schedule in accordance with the schedule below.
M603/19/2013(API Freeze)
M705/07/2013(Feature Freeze)
EMFT EMF Facet will produce maintenance releases to align with the Juno service releases (SR), that includes the Eclipse Platform 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 releases. EMFT EMF Facet may produce interim maintenance releases in addition to these in order to satisfy client requests.
  • Friday, September 28, 2012 - EMFT EMF Facet 0.2.1 maintenance release (Juno Service Release 1)
  • Friday, February 22, 2013 - EMFT EMF Facet 0.2.2 maintenance release (Juno Service Release 2)

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Target Environments

In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The Eclipse EMFT EMF Facet project depends upon on the Platform and other projects, which are mostly "pure" Java. The 4.3 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against version 5.0 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 5.0 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. EMF Facet will target the same Java version as EMF, which currently also requires Java 5. Eclipse Platform SDK 4.3 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. EMFT EMF Facet will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform.


The Eclipse Platform is designed as the basis for internationalized products. The user interface elements provided by the Eclipse SDK components, including dialogs and error messages, are externalized. The English strings are provided as the default resource bundles. As a result, the EMFT EMF Facet project will provide English strings in its default bundles and be localized to a subset of those locales offered by the Platform.

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Compatibility with Previous Releases

Compatibility of Release 0.3.0: The EMFT EMF Facet project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following projects. As stated above, each milestone release of the EMFT EMF Facet project will be compatible with the corresponding milestones for each of these projects, and delivered the appropriate offset.
  • Eclipse Platform SDK version 4.3
  • Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) version 2.9
  • Eclipse Model Development Tools (MDT) UML2 version 4.1

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Themes and Priorities

A list of project requirements and agreed upon implementation time frames is found in this document. For the milestones listed in this document, a set of overall themes is used to indicate what major set of functionalities is to be concentrated on for each. These themes are presented below, while the requirements document and associated Bugzilla entries are left to those wanting more detailed information on each.


The main goal of this year is to finish the migration of features from MDT MoDisco (Query Manager and Facet Manager components) to EMF Facet. This restructuring is a priority otherwise we will not be able to provide stable and usable software. That's why non critical bugs will be fixed after this restructuring.

Service, Support and Maintenance

Service and support will take priority over new development work, however this year the restructuring has the highest priority. Commitments and schedules are subject to arbitrary change, slippage, or even deferral.

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Appendix Legal Notices

  • Java is a trademark or a registered trademark of Oracle and Sun, Inc.
  • UML is trademark or registered trademark of the Object Management Group, Inc.
  • All other products or company names are mentioned for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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