Project Plan For , version 1.2.0


This document lays out the feature and API set for the 1.2.0 release of the EMF Compare 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: EMF Compare source code release, available as versions tagged with "R1_2" in the project's CVS repository. EMF Compare SDK, which includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation, and is available as a download or on the update site. EMF Compare binary distribution, available as a download or on the update site. EMF Compare tests available as a download.

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Release Milestones

Release milestones occur at roughly 6 week intervals and follow the Platform release milestone by the Indigo-established +2 delta interval. The final EMF Compare 1.2 release will available simultaneously with the 3.7 release of the Platform and all the other Helios projects.
API freeze
Feature Freeze
EMF Compare will produce maintenance releases to align with the Helios Service Releases which includes the Eclipse Platform's 3.6.1 and 3.6.2 releases. EMF Compare may produce additional interim maintenance releases. Maintenance releases will only be published if they contain new fixes. Friday, September 15, 2010 - EMF Compare 1.1.1 maintenance release for Helios Service Release 1. Friday, February 25, 2011 - EMF Compare 1.1.2 maintenance release for Helios Service Release 2. Version numbers are subject to change should there be be any additional maintenance releases. A list of the issues addressed for the 1.1.x maintenance stream are available in the Release notes : 1.0.x release notes.

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Target Environments

In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The EMF Compare project depends upon on the Platform,which is mostly "pure" Java™.The 3.7 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against version 1.4 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.4 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. EMF Compare rely on EMF Core which is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs., EMF Compare relies on Java 5. Eclipse Platform SDK 3.7 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. EMF Compare will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform. Given that there is no operating system dependent code in EMF Compare, it's expected that EMF Compare will work anywhere the Eclipse Platform does.


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. Similarly, the EMF Compare project will externalize all its user interface elements, provide English strings for them in its default bundles, and localize a subset of the locales offered by the Platform. The download page will provide the details as the become available.

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Compatibility with Previous Releases

Compatibility of Release 1.2.0: The EMF Compare project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following project. Eclipse Platform SDK version 3.7 EMF Core 2.7 Each milestone version of the EMF Compare project will be compatible with the corresponding milestone for this project and will be delivered within the appropriate time offset. The ultimate EMF Compare release will be compatible with the released version of its dependencies and will publish binary and source compatibilities with migration guides on subsequent releases.

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Themes and Priorities

A list of project goals 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 expected to be the focus of each. These themes are presented below, while the goals of the associated Bugzilla entries are available for more detailed information.

Merge Enhancements

Merge support will be cleaned up and enhanced to make sure the model integrity is kept in every situation. An important effort will be made concerning tests in this regard.

Enhancing Compare Editor

The model compare editor will be enhanced to provide a better usability, with filters and UI customizations.

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Appendix Legal Notices

Java is a trademark or a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, 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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