For the purposes of
marketing Luna, we need five-ish points to present to
A while back, I opened a bug  to capture the "hot
topics" for Luna. I thank everybody who participated in
We have a handful of points, but I'm concerned that we
can/should be able to do a little better. I'm concerned
that what we have is not all that "new and noteworthy",
at least from a marketing perspective.
We can include as many bullets as we'd like on the Luna
projects page , but for the main Luna page (/luna)
and for marketing outreach, we need to settle on five
things that will make people want to take a closer look.
Here's what I have so far:
* Eclipse Luna includes official support for Java™ 8 in
the Java development tools, Plug-in Development Tools,
Object Teams, Eclipse Communication Framework, Maven
integration, Xtext and Xtend. The Eclipse compiler
includes language enhancements, search and refactoring,
Quick Assist and Clean Up to migrate anonymous classes
to lambda expressions and back, and new formatter
options for lambdas.
* The Eclipse workbench provides a new dark theme which
includes syntax highlighter settings for several
* Paho provides open source implementations of open and
standard messaging protocols that support current and
emerging requirements of IoT integration with Web and
Enterprise middleware and applications.
* The Eclipse Communication Project's (ECF)
specification-compliant implementation of OSGi Remote
Service/Remote Service Admin has been enhanced to
support the use of Java 8's CompletableFuture for
asynchronous remote services.
* Sirius allows architects to easily create their own
graphical modeling workbenches by leveraging the Eclipse
modeling technologies, including Eclipse Modeling
Framework (EMF) and Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF).
EcoreTools, the graphical modeler for Ecore, has been
completely re-implemented based on Sirius.
We've already had the discussion with the press
regarding Java 8. I still think that it belongs on the
list. While I'd like to keep ECF on this short list, I'm
not sure how much hay we can make from it at marketing
level. Ian is the expert here, so he and I will make the
final decision together.
In a fit of what I might call desperation, I crafted a
bullet from the project page for Paho. I think that we
can do better, but I need help from the Paho project to
make that happen. I did something similar with Sirius.
I need more input. I had closed the bug, but I've
reopened it. Your attention is needed.
Let's please keep the conversation on the bug (i.e. keep
it in one place so we don't get mixed up)