Project Plan For soa.sca, version 2.3.0
This document describes the features and the API set for the 2.3.0 release of the SCA Tools project.
The release deliverables have the same form as is found in most Eclipse projects:
- SCA Tools SDK, which includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation, and is available as a download or on the update site.
- SCA Tools, binary distribution, available as a download or on the update site.
Release milestones occur at roughly 6 week intervals and follow the Platform release milestone by the Indigo-established +3 delta interval. The final SCA Tools 2.3.0 release will available simultaneously with the 3.8 release of the Platform and all the other Indigo projects.
SCA Tools will produce maintenance releases to align with the Juno Service Releases which includes the Eclipse Platform's 3.8.1 and 3.8.2 releases. SCA Tools may produce additional interim maintenance releases. Maintenance releases will only be published if they contain new fixes.
- Friday, September 19, 2012 - SCA Tools 2.3.1 maintenance release for Juno Service Release 1.
- Friday, February 13, 2013 - SCA Tools 2.3.2 maintenance release for Juno 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 2.3.x maintenance stream are available in the Release notes : 2.3.x release notes.
In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The SCA Tools project depends upon on the Platform, which is mostly "pure" Java™. The 3.8 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.5 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. SCA Tools rely on EMF Core which is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs., SCA Tools relies on Java 5. Eclipse Platform SDK 3.8 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. SCA Tools will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform. Given that there is no operating system dependent code in SCA Tools, it's expected that SCA Tools 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 SCA Tools 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.
Compatibility of Release 2.3.0: The SCA Tools project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following project.
- Eclipse Platform SDK version 3.3
- EMF 2.8
- GMF 2.4
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.
SCA nature, wizard for the creation of new SCA assembly files, preference pages...
SCA Domain Model
Items related to the SCA Domain Model component are found in this section:
- Update the SCA tooling with the SCA Event Processing Specifications  (target milestone: Helios)
SCA Composite Designer
Items related to the SCA Composite Designer component are found in this section:
Items related to the SCA Editors (Tree, XML, and Form) are found in this section:
Items related to the deployment are found in this section:
- No items.
Items related to introspection are found in this section:
- No items.
- @Reference annotations not resolved with java introspection  (target milestone: Helios)
We will explicitly test against 4.2.
Bugzillas with a 'helpwanted' keyword are in need of contribution from the community. For the most current list of these items, see the following link: All Open
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