Project Plan For Model Development Tools (MDT), version Indigo

Introduction

This document lays out the feature and API set for the third release of the Eclipse Model Development Tools (MDT) Project. 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:

OCL

  • source code release, available as versions tagged "R1_4" in the project's CVS repository.
  • source code release, available as versions tagged "R4_0" in the project's CVS repository.
  • SDKs (includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation) (downloadable and update site).
  • runtime binary distributions (downloadable and update site).
  • tests (downloadable)

UML2

  • source code release, available as versions tagged "R3_2" in the project's CVS repository.
  • SDK (includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation) (downloadable and update site).
  • runtime binary distribution (downloadable and update site).
  • tests (downloadable)

XSD

  • source code release, available as versions tagged "R2_7" in the project's CVS repository.
  • SDK (includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation) (downloadable and update site).
  • runtime binary distribution (downloadable and update site).
  • tests (downloadable)

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Release Milestones

Release milestone occurring at roughly 6 week intervals and follow the Platform milestone releases by approximately 3 days; that is, until the final 3.7 release of the Platform, upon which MDT and other projects will release simultaneously. Components of MDT that are dependencies of numerous other projects will deliver their milestones within one day of the Eclipse Platform. It is anticipated that MDT will synchronize its milestones with the Indigo milestone schedule.
M108/18/2010
M209/29/2010
M311/10/2010
M412/15/2010
M502/02/2011
M603/16/2011
API Freeze
M705/04/2011
Feature Freeze
RC105/18/2011
RC205/25/2011
RC306/01/2011
RC406/08/2011
Indigo06/22/2011
MDT will produce maintenance releases to align with the Helios SR releases, that includes the Eclipse Platform 3.6.1 and 3.6.2 releases. MDT may produce interim maintenance releases in addition to these in order to satisfy client requests.

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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 Model Development Tools (MDT) project depends upon on the Platform and other projects, which are mostly "pure" JavaTM. The 3.7 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against versions 1.5 and 1.6 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.5 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. MDT will target the same Java version as EMF, which currently also requires Java 5. Eclipse Platform SDK 3.7 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. MDT will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform.

Internationalization

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 MDT project will provide English strings in its default bundles and be localized to a subset of those locales offered by the Platform. This plan will be updated to indicate which locales will be provided and the time frame for availability.

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Compatibility with Previous Releases

Compatibility of Indigo Release: The MDT project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following projects. As stated above, each milestone release of the MDT project will be compatible with the corresponding milestones for each of these projects, and delivered the appropriate offset.
  • Eclipse Platform SDK version 3.7
  • Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) version 2.7
  • Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) version 2.4
Therefore, the MDT initial release will be compatible with these versions and will publish binary and source compatibilities with migration guides on subsequent releases.

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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.

Compliance

OCL

Release Currency

OCL

Service, Support, and Maintenance

XSD

Specification

OCL

Usability

OCL

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Appendix Legal Notices

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  • 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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