Project Plan For ATL, version 3.4.0
This document lays out the feature and API set for the 3.4 release of the ATL project, of the Eclipse MMT Project.
The release deliverables are the following:
- ATL source code release, available as versions tagged "R3_4" in the project's Git repository.
- ATL SDK (includes runtime and tooling components, with sources and documentation) (downloadable and update site).
- ATL runtime binary distribution (downloadable and update site).
- ATL examples (downloadable and update site).
- ATL EMFTVM, an ATL VM dedicated to composed transformations (downloadable and update site).
Release milestones occur at roughly 6 week intervals and follow the Platform release milestone by the Kepler-established +2 delta interval. The final ATL 3.4 release will available simultaneously with the 4.3 release of the Platform and all the other Helios projects.
ATL will produce maintenance releases to align with the Juno Service Releases which includes the Eclipse Platform's 4.2.1 release. ATL may produce additional interim maintenance releases. Maintenance releases will only be published if they contain new fixes. Friday, September 23, 2011 - ATL 3.3.1 maintenance release for Juno Service Release 1. Version numbers are subject to change should there be be any additional maintenance releases.
In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The ATL project depends upon on the Platform and other projects, which are mostly "pure" Java. The 3.5 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against version 1.4 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.4 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. ATL will target the same Java version as 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 ATL 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.
Most of the 3.3 APIs will be compatible with ATL 3.4.