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01.12.2017 12:48 Subject:
Change in Eclipse SDK release cadence Sent by:
After the Eclipse Photon release, a change in the
Eclipse SDK release cadence is coming: Releases will happen every 3 months from master.
This will reduce the huge waiting time that happens now for people contributing early in the development cycle, who had to wait for up to almost a year to see their feature or fix become available. Given the ever increasing pace of software development this is needed to keep the Eclipse SDK competitive, and to eliminate the burden on maintainers of doing backporting.
Maintenance releases will no longer happen and people requiring a fix will simply update to the next release.
Regarding the release train, each of the quarterly releases will be contributed to the respective release train version.
The API removal policy remains the same, including giving 2 years notice before removing deprecated API. API removals can be announced in all four releases, and as a consequence API removals can also happen in all releases.