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Project Plan For Search [search], version 0.7.0


This document lays out the feature and API set for the release of the EMF Search Project, version 0.7.0. This project plan inherits from the Modeling Project Plan, which should be referenced when consulting this individual project plan.

Release Deliverables

The release deliverables have the same form as is found in most Eclipse projects, namely:
  • EMF Search source code release, available as versions tagged "R3_4" in the project's CVS repository.
  • EMF Search SDK (includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation) (downloadable and update site).
  • EMF Search runtime binary distribution (downloadable and update site).
  • EMF Search tests (downloadable)

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Release Milestones

Release milestone occurring at roughly 6 week intervals and follow the Platform milestone releases by approximately 1 week; that is, until the final 3.5 release of the Platform, upon which EMF Search and other projects will release simultaneously. As EMF Search is a dependency of several other projects, EMF Search will deliver its milestones within two weeks of the Eclipse Platform. It is anticipated that EMF Search will synchronize its milestones with the Galileo milestone schedule.
API freeze
Feature Freeze
EMF Search will not produce new maintenance releases to align with the Ganymede SR releases, that includes the Eclipse Platform 3.4.1 and 3.4.2 releases. Instead EMF Search may produce interim maintenance releases in addition to these in order to satisfy clients requests. Maintenance releases will only be published if they have any new fixes to offer.
  • Friday, August 15, 2008 - EMF Search 0.7.0 maintenance release (if necessary)
  • Friday, September 26, 2008 - EMF Search 0.7.0 maintenance release (Ganymede Service Release 1) (if necessary)
  • Friday, February 27, 2009 - EMF Search 0.7.0 maintenance release (Ganymede Service Release 2) (if necessary)
  • A list of issues indicated for the 0.7.x maintenance stream can be found in bugzilla, or by using links on maintenance stream build pages.

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Target Environments

In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The EMF Model Transaction (EMF Search) project depends upon on the Platform and other projects. The 3.5 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. EMF Search will target the same Java version as EMF Core, which currently requires Java 5. Eclipse Platform SDK 3.5 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. EMF Search will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform.


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. As a result, the EMF Search project will provide English strings in its default bundles and be localized to a subset of those locales offered by the Platform. This plan will be updated to indicate which locales will be provided and the time frame for availability.

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Compatibility with Previous Releases

Compatibility of Release 0.7.0: The EMF Search project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following projects. As stated above, each milestone release of the EMF Search project will be compatible with the corresponding milestones for each of these projects, and delivered the appropriate offset.
  • Eclipse Platform SDK version 3.5
  • Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) version 2.5
Therefore, the EMF Search initial release will be compatible with these versions and will publish binary and source compatibilities with migration guides on subsequent releases.

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Themes and Priorities

A list of project requirements 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 to be concentrated on for each. These themes are presented below, while the requirements document and associated Bugzilla entries are left to those wanting more detailed information on each.

Power to the People

Some relatively minor improvements in the API will give clients considerably more control over the behaviour and performance of their transactions.

Appealing to a Broader Community

The EMF Search project has a proven record of robustness and flexibility. However, some classes of application have not been able to realize the framework's full potential.

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Appendix A: Legal Notices

  • Java is a trademark or a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • All other products or company names are mentioned for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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