Project Plan For Dali Java Persistence Tools, version 3.3

Introduction

The Web Tool Platform (WTP) project provides extensible frameworks and exemplary tools to build Web and Java EE applications. This document describes the features and the API set in the Dali Java Persistence Tools subproject for the Kepler release.

Release Deliverables

  • WTP non-SDK package
  • WTP SDK Package
  • WST non-SDK package
  • WST SDK Package
  • The Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers package

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Release Milestones

WTP Milestones.

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Target Environments

WTP will support the platforms certified by the Eclipse Platform project. For a list of platforms supported in Dali 3.3, see Eclipse Target Operating Environments

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Internationalization

Internationalization and Localization will be supported.

  • Internationalization (I18N)

    Each project should be able to work in an international environment, including support for operating in different locales and processing/displaying international data (dates, strings, etc.).

  • Localization

    Each project should provide an environment that supports the localization of the technology (i.e. translation). This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that strings are externalized for easy translation.

  • Where possible, projects should use an open and transparent process to create, maintain and deliver language packs translated into multiple languages in a timely manner. The primary languages to consider are: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish.

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Compatibility with Previous Releases

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Themes and Priorities

Themes and their priorities communicate the main objectives of the project and their importance. These will be prioritized based on the community feedback. New themes could be synthesized from the requirements submitted by the community.

The sections to follow defines the plan items in the Dali Java Persistence Tools project. The plan items are grouped under the respective themes where applicable. Each plan item corresponds to a new feature, API or some apsects of the project that needs to be improved. A plan item has an entry in the Eclipse Bugzilla system that has a detailed description of the plan item. Not all plan items represent the same amount of work; some may be quite large, others, quite small. Although some plan items are for work that is more pressing than others, the plan items appear in no particular order. See the corresponding bugzilla items for up-to-date status information on ongoing work and planned delivery milestones.

Ease of Use

Features provided by WTP should be simple to use for users with widely-varying backgrounds and skill sets.

  • WTP User Interface should be consistent and should follow the Eclipse User Experience Guidelines.
  • Usability and Accessibility reviews should be done for the most common task flows. Cheat Sheets should be provided to assist users in performing tasks
  • WTP should provide enhanced user documentation, tutorials, white papers, demonstrations.

  • Committed

    • [Feature] Add EclipseLink specific messages to validation preferences and improve defaults [293835] (target milestone: 3.3 M7)
    • XML code completion proposals for class references [373582] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Ability to convert an orm.xml file into an eclipselink-orm.xml file [315464] (target milestone: 3.3 M2)
    • Add support for ctrl+click navigation in JPQL content assist [359664] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Add Search field above the Tables list in Generate Custom Entities wizard page [340749] (target milestone: 3.3 M2)
    • JAXB schema generation should open the generated schema [322567] (target milestone: 3.3 M2)

Generic support for JPA 2.x

Generic JPA 2.x support

  • Committed

    • [JPA 2.1] Spec based Converter support (tolerance) [392702] (target milestone: 3.3 M6)
    • [JPA 2.1] Named Stored Procedure Query support [392701] (target milestone: 3.3 M6)
    • [JPA 2.1] orm.xml resource model - update ecore [394284] (target milestone: 3.3 M5)
    • [JPA 2.1] new persistence.xml properties for ddl scripts [393196] (target milestone: 3.3 M6)
    • [JPA 2.1] Add JPA 2.1 facet version and generic 2.1 platform [393086] (target milestone: 3.3 M4)

Support for EclipseLink JPA

Specific tooling support for the EclipseLink runtime

  • Committed

    • [EclipseLink] create resource model for eclipselink-orm.xsd version 2.5 - update ecore [394285] (target milestone: 3.3 M7)
    • Add new JPA platform for EclipseLink 2.5.x [393090] (target milestone: 3.3 M4)

Generic JAXB support

Tooling for Generic JAXB implementations

  • Committed

    • JAXB schema generation should open the generated schema [322567] (target milestone: 3.3 M2)

Support for EclipseLink JAXB

Specific tooling support for the EclipseLink JAXB implementation

  • Committed

    • [EclipseLink] Resource model for oxm mapping file [333319] (target milestone: 3.3 M5)
    • OXM Mapping file Java Type context model support [391577] (target milestone: 3.3 M6)
    • EclipseLink OXM Mapping File creation wizard [391578] (target milestone: 3.3 M7)

JPA Diagram Editor

JPA Diagram Editor

  • Committed

    • Add support for JPA 2.0 Entities [330107] (target milestone: 3.3 M7)
    • Diagram editor malfunctions if XML contains white space in entity-name tag [388098] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Creating entities that implement java.io.Serializable [389268] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Create entities to have an explicit no-arg constructor [389270] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Mapped superclasses should be abstract Java classes [389271] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Add SWT bot tests for xml defined persistent types [403482] (target milestone: 3.3 M7)
    • Support for orm xml defined persistent types [344742] (target milestone: 3.3 M6)
    • Support for deletion/creation of 'is-a' relations between already existing persistent objects [364004] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • JPA 2.0 - Support for derived ids [364597] (target milestone: 3.3 M4)
    • JPA 2.0 - Support for embeddables [364602] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • JPA 2.0 - Support for element collection [364603] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Extend JPA Diagram editor's tests using SWTBot for GEF [383656] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Default Table Names prefix should be null [338712] (target milestone: 3.3 M2)
    • @Basic should not be added to attributes [338725] (target milestone: 3.3 M2)
    • Update user documentation in eclipse [392717] (target milestone: 3.3 M7)

Other Features

Following are plan items that represent core JPA support or items that are not yet categorized into a theme.

  • Committed

    • Platform can't provide dafault value for "Discover annotated classes automatically" property [387586] (target milestone: 3.3 M3)
    • Automate (ISV) Javadoc generation for Dali [390363] (target milestone: 3.3 M2)

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Appendix References

  1. The general WTP plan can be found here.

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