Eclipse NeoSCADA™ 0.4.0 released

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We are proud to finally announce Eclipse NeoSCADA™ 0.4.0!

The short summary of this release is:

Also see the New and Noteworthy page in the wiki.

0.4.0 (release) – R201702150943

Milestone 0.4.0-M5 released

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Milestone 0.4.0-M5 features the integration of IEC 60870 and a bit a of refactoring and unit testing around the 60870 server API. While most of the IEC 60870 components were already part of 0.4.0-M4, this finally brings back the 60870 stack which had to be removed in milestone 0.2.0-M10.

This milestone also cleans up a few leftover issues with re-packaging of Eclipse Neon. Everything should be fine now for a release of 0.4.0.

0.4.0-M5 (milestone) – S201612070556

Eclipse NeoSCADA™ 0.3.0 released

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We are proud to finally announce Eclipse NeoSCADA™ 0.3.0!

Again it took us a quite a bit longer than expected, although this time it was due to scheduling issues. We hope to pick up the pace with the new releases. In a couple of days the first 0.4 milestone will be available, but this will only be of interest at first to people who deploy to RPM based systems.

The 0.3 realease was more or less focused as it turned out to fix a lot of minor issues and improvement of usability in some corners of the system.

So the main improvements are:

Also see the New and Noteworthy page in the wiki.

0.3.0 (release) – R201604140500

Eclipse NeoSCADA™ 0.2.2 and 0.3.0-M5 released

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First of all there is a maintenance release 0.2.2 of the 0.2.x branche, which fixes two issues of the TLS implementation Eclipse NeoSCADA uses for communication. One issue in the NET/GMPP protocol and the other in the NGP protocol. Both issues were found and reported to us by Lorenzo Nicolodi. Thanks!

For the 0.3.0 branch, which is currently in development, the NGP protocol was also fixed. The NET/GMPP protocol however is deprecated and no longer part of Eclipse NeoSCADA starting with 0.3.x. Also does this milestone contain a few other fixes and improvements.

0.2.2 (release) – R201601220729

0.3.0-M5 (milestone) – S201601270354

A new name: Eclipse NeoSCADA™

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A new name: With release 0.3 Eclipse SCADA will become Eclipse NeoSCADA

In 2013 through the move to the Eclipse foundation, the existing openSCADA project became Eclipse SCADA. Being a very industrial oriented project it naturally has a different audience than most other projects hosted at the Eclipse foundation. The presence there has encouraged new users to try it out, even if they won't use right now. Although industrial customers are traditionally very conservative in their choice of software, and more likely to use systems build by larger corporations, this is changing right now. Eclipse SCADA for instance, is now used in three different projects at E.ON. Projects like Eclipse SCADA are seen as a way to escape vendor lock-in, which has become stronger and more problematic over the past few years. That in turn means, we will see more and more of these approaches, also at the Eclipse Foundation.

Over time sometimes adjustments have to be made. Eclipse SCADA is now on a relatively stable path. That means that the upcoming 0.3 release will not bring a lot new features, but it is focused on improvements and refinements of the existing system. One big change on the other hand is the renaming of Eclipse SCADA to Eclipse NeoSCADA, which became necessary for trademark reasons. It also brings the naming more in line with the naming policy of other Eclipse projects. Since SCADA is a very generic term, NeoSCADA will improve the recognizability as a specific project within and out of the Eclipse foundation.

For now the new name mostly affects the name of the project itself and the infrastructure at the Eclipse foundation. New bundles and packages will get the new name, existing interfaces won't be affected for now. The goal for the 1.0 release, though, is to have all bundles and packages renamed to neoscada. The migration path will be outlined in due time.

Eclipse SCADA 0.2.1 released

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We released Eclipse SCADA 0.2.1, which provides a few bug fixes to the 0.2.x release cycle of Eclipse SCADA.

Beside a few issues with the configuration tool and a possible login exception a huge performance improvement on the HD server make up the main parts of this release. Read on for more details. Thanks to everybody who helped with this release!

0.2.1 (release) – R201505080532

So in more detail the following issues got fixed:

The first three cover a few oddities with the Eclipse SCADA Configurator tool, especially on Windows. The last issue is a huge performance fix which allows cleaning up the HD storage pools with a lot less IOs.

Eclipse IoT survey

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The Eclipse IoT working group is currently doing a survey about IoT technologies. As member of the Eclipse IoT working group and top level project, we from Eclipse SCADA would kindly ask you to give back a few minutes of your time and answer a few questions. This will help make the IoT world a little bit better. Thanks.

Link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IoTWG

Eclipse SCADA 0.2.0 released

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We are proud to finally announce Eclipse SCADA 0.2.0!

It took us a little bit longer than expected, but this was due to the issues with IEC 60870. We had to remove this for the moment and will hopefully provide this in Eclipse SCADA 0.3.0. In the meantime it is available in openSCADA 1.3, also licensed under the EPL.

So the main new features (besides numerous cleanups, fixes and minor enhancements) are:

Also see the New and Noteworthy page in the wiki.

0.2.0 (release) – R201501260629

Milestone 0.2.0-M10 released

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The milestone 0.2.0-M10 is a follow up to M9 with the IEC 60870 protocol stack and functionality removed. Hopefully there will be a way to implement IEC standards in the future at the Eclipse Foundation, but for now it was decided to remove the functionality from Eclipse SCADA and host the development at openSCADA.org. It still is licensed under the EPL and will still be available as open source.

On the other hand, this clears the remaining issue before the 0.2.0 release. So with a little bit of luck, the 0.2.0 release will be done before the end of the year.

0.2.0-M10 (milestone) – S201411060542

Milestone 0.2.0-M9 released

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This milestone release fixes a few issues in the maven repository, provides an easier way to create a ready to run target platform, and of course fixes a few bugs.

There will be at least another milestone release, since the decision was made to remove the IEC 60870 protocol for now. It sill is in this milestone release, but will be removed in the following -M10. However the functionality will be moved over to openSCADA.org, the license will stay EPL and as soon as the legal state of IEC standards is fully understood, the code will, if possible, be moved back to Eclipse SCADA.

On the other side this was the last issue that stood in our way to release 0.2.0, so if all goes well we will have a release in the next few weeks.

0.2.0-M9 (milestone) – S201410310907

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