Project Plan For EMF Compare, version 1.3.0
This document lays out the feature and API set for the 1.3.0 release of the EMF Compare project. This project plan inherits from the Modeling Project Plan, which should be referenced when consulting this individual project plan.
The release deliverables have the same form as is found in most Eclipse projects, namely: EMF Compare source code release, available as versions tagged with "R1_3" in the project's GIT repository. EMF Compare SDK, which includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation, and is available as a download or on the update site. EMF Compare binary distribution, available as a download or on the update site. EMF Compare tests available as a download.
Release milestones occur at roughly 6 week intervals and follow the Platform release milestone by the Juno-established +2 delta interval. The final EMF Compare 1.3 release will available simultaneously with the 4.2 (and 3.8) release of the Platform and all the other Juno projects.
EMF Compare will produce maintenance releases to align with the Juno Service Releases which includes the Eclipse Platform's 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 releases. EMF Compare may produce additional interim maintenance releases. Maintenance releases will only be published if they contain new fixes.
In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The EMF Compare project depends upon on the Platform,which is mostly "pure" Java™.The 4.2 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 Compare rely on EMF Core which is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs., EMF Compare relies on Java 5. Eclipse Platform SDK 4.2 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. EMF Compare will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform. Given that there is no operating system dependent code in EMF Compare, it's expected that EMF Compare will work anywhere the Eclipse Platform does.
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. Similarly, the EMF Compare project will externalize all its user interface elements, provide English strings for them in its default bundles, and localize a subset of the locales offered by the Platform. The download page will provide the details as the become available.
Compatibility of Release 1.3.0: The EMF Compare project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following project. Eclipse Platform SDK version 4.2 EMF Core 2.8 Each milestone version of the EMF Compare project will be compatible with the corresponding milestone for this project and will be delivered within the appropriate time offset. The ultimate EMF Compare release will be compatible with the released version of its dependencies and will publish binary and source compatibilities with migration guides on subsequent releases.
A list of project goals 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 expected to be the focus of each. These themes are presented below, while the goals of the associated Bugzilla entries are available for more detailed information.
Merge support will be cleaned up and enhanced to make sure the model integrity is kept in every situation. An important effort will be made concerning tests in this regard.
Supports for Large models
Both CPU time and memory usage scalability will be improved to make sure models with hundred thousands of elements are getting compared correctly.
This release will provide a set of API one can reuse to keep models consistent during SCM and workspace operations (aka : logical model support).
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