Project Plan For Enterprise Tools for the OSGi Service Platform, version 0.1

Introduction

The Plug-in Development Environment project and Web Tools Platform project provide plenty of tools for OSGi development and Java EE development, respectively. Libra will provide the missing pieces that will bring the PDE and WTP tooling together for implementing OSGi Enterprise scenarios.

Release Deliverables

Two main features will be delivered:

  • WAR Products tooling - originally developed to make the deployment of RAP applications easier, tooling itself is not RAP specific and can be used for deploying any Server-Side Equinox applications.
  • OSGi Bundle Facet - links together the PDE and WTP tooling. It enable the WTP project wizards to create OSGi bundles projects, like Web Application Bundles and Persistence Bundles. It's the very first step towards providing OSGi tooling for enterprise applications.

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Release Milestones

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M63/18/2011
Feature completion, will be available as part of Indigo M6
M75/6/2011
Response to community feedback
RC15/20/2011
Updates to documentation
RC25/27/2011
Release Candidate
RC36/3/2011
Release Candidate
RC46/10/2011
Release Candidate
Final6/22/2011
Final 0.1 Release as part of the Indigo Simultaneous Release

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Target Environments

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

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

Basics

Deliever the basic features in the first release.
  • Committed

    • WAR Products [339121] (target milestone: 0.1 M6)
    • OSGi Bundle Facet [338563] (target milestone: 0.1 M6)

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Appendix Project Refactoring

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