[wtp-dev] Dali 3.0 release realigned with Helios
The Dali project has been planning an "off-cycle" release (Dali 3.0)
with a caveat(1) for some time now. The primary goal of Dali 3.0 was to
provide tooling for the upcoming JPA 2.0 specification, which was
originally expected to have been released by now. As the expected spec
completion date has moved out over 2 months from our expectations in the
August time-frame (among other concerns), we have decided that it is
best to move the Dali 3.0 release to June to align with Helios and WTP
3.2. This gives us more time to accommodate previous spec changes and
any future changes in the spec schedule. Aligning Dali 3.0 to Helios
(instead of simply adding an additional milestone to the schedule) will
allow project committers to focus their time on one less release,
reducing maintenance costs and other overhead.
It is important to note that this change does not affect our planned
functionality for the December timeframe. We still plan to have a solid
JPA 2.0 feature set available in the upcoming M4 milestone. The
addition of 3 "feature milestones" will allow us to provide a
larger-than-planned feature set in the 3.0 release.
If this change has unforeseen consequences for you, please let us know
or contact the wtp-pmc.
(1) - http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/wtp-dev/msg07193.html
Dali Project Lead