I've made the corrections. Regarding
JRE, note that it was already mentioned in the "Standards" section.
But I agree it doesn't hurt to repeat this. PDE Build is now marked as
being in maintenance mode. I feel "deprecation" goes a bit too
John Arthorne <John_Arthorne@xxxxxxxxxx>
Mars (4.5) Release Review Material
+1, I read through the material and
it looks good to me. Thanks for putting this together, Dani. A couple of
I believe this is the first release
that will not run at all on Java 6, so I think that is worth noting in
the "Architectural Issues" section.
As a response to Martin's PDE comment,
I think it is fair to have a comment that PDE Build is in maintenance mode
and is no longer used to build the platform itself. I may even be worth
saying it is entirely deprecated.
In the security section, "Eclipse
top-level continues "
should say either "Eclipse top-level project continues" or "Eclipse
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Great work – very informational while not too verbose, and well structured.
I like it a lot, thanks to the author(s) for great work, +1 approved !
2. In the overview, you mention “performance and
stability” though later on you also mention “usability” as a theme.
To me, bringing back Perspective Customization/Export/Import in Mars is
a significant achievement in the Usability sector so I think it would make
sense exposing that a bit more prominently. https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=378811
isn’t even mentioned
in the N&N or the Plan at the moment ?!?
a. Might make sense wording the overview “For more
details, see the Mars Plan and the New & Noteworthy below.”
3. Architectural Issues section: “More APIs have
been released” in this context sounds like it’s a problem or a bad thing
? But likely wasn’t meant that way. Perhaps move the “More APIs” sentence
under the “API Certification” headline ?
4. Non-Code Aspects section: “Open
accessibility bugs” would
be good if hyperlinked to a bugzilla query
5. Usability section: “Eclipse
User Interface Guidelines”
should be a clickable hyperlink
6. End of Life section: The “deprecated API removals”
hyperlink points to cgit master, would it make sense pointing to a tag
or branch instead for 4.5 ?
a. In the documented, consider changing the headline
“API removals after June 2015” to “Planned API removals after June 2015”
Since people may read this document at a later time, it should be clear
what has been done versus what was planned
8. PDE – would it make sense to talk about the situation
in “PDE Build” versus Maven / Tycho, in the “Architectural Issues”
section ? – There is some confusion around these two in the wider Plugin
Developers Community I think (“Is PDE Build deprecated? Is it still supported
? Do I have to switch to Tycho?”) .
Martin Oberhuber, SMTS / Product Owner – Development Tools, Wind
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