Helios Release Review - Acceleo 3.0
Helios Simultaneous Release
Release Review and Graduation Review
Jonathan Musset (email@example.com)
Release Review : June 11, 2010
Communication Channel : eclipse.modeling.m2t newsgroup
Process Documentation : http://www.eclipse.org/projects/dev_process/development_process.php
Project Plan : http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/m2t/acceleo/plan-helios.xml
Helios Release Highlights
Acceleo graduates with its Helios release. This usually means the plugin grows from version 0.x to version 1.0. However, Acceleo already has a version history and an existing adopter community. In order not to unsettle this community and to stay coherent with our history, Acceleo will jump under eclipse from version 0.8 to version 3.0 (as the last released version on Acceleo.org was 2.x).
New and noteworthy
Quality of APIs
The component lead certifies that the requirements for Eclipse Quality APIs have been met for this release. All non-API code in "internal" packages.
End of Life Issues
4 Committers from Obeo, and 2 individual committers.
The about files and use licenses are in place as per the Guidelines to Legal Documentation.
CQ 2518 - The Content includes items that have been sourced from the OMG MTL 1.0 specification : http://www.omg.org/spec/MOFM2T/1.0/
All other contributions (code, documentation, images, etc) have been committed by individuals who are either Members of the Foundation, or have signed the appropriate Committer Agreement. In either case, these are individuals who have signed, and are abiding by, the Eclipse IP Policy. The other significant contributions of the IP log are written 100% by employees of the same employer (Obeo) as the Submitting Committer (http://www.eclipse.org/legal/EclipseLegalProcessPoster.pdf).
All contribution Questionnaires have been completed.
The "provider" field of each plugin is set to "Eclipse Modeling Project".
The "copyright" field of each plugin is set to the copyright owner.
Any third-party logos or trademarks included in the distribution (icons, logos, etc) have been licensed under the EPL.
The Acceleo IP log is located at http://www.eclipse.org/projects/ip_log.php?projectid=modeling.m2t.acceleo
706 unit tests launched on every build. 1219 unit tests launched on every day.
Code coverage is about : - 71 % of the code generation engine - 84 % of the compiler - 29 % of the UI
Checkstyle activated on each distinct plug-in.
Eclemma used on a regular basis to improve test coverage.
Yourkit used on a regular basis to improve performances.
Javadoc represents more than 46% of the Java source code.
An Ohloh page is available at http://www.ohloh.net/p/acceleo-eclipse/analyses/latest
Metamodel definitions and corresponding implementations are considered APIs.
Non-API classes are separated from the exposed API through an "internal" package.
Commitment to provide stand-alone code generation.
API Tooling is activated on all plugins to mark exceptions within the exposed API.
The documentation that comes with Acceleo 3.0 is available in the Help menu : Acceleo Model To Text Transformation Language.
Each document of the documentation set deals with a different aspect of mastering Acceleo : There are a Plug-in Overview, a Quick Start, an Android Code Generation Tutorial, a User Guide, several short tutotials to create code generation projects, an Acceleo/OCL operations reference to describe the Acceleo/OCL library, and a Text Production Rules document.
The main documentation is the User Guide because it fully describes each and every feature of Acceleo. From the installation to the execution with a trip through the editing features, it gives an in-depth description of everything there is to know about Acceleo.
Basic Examples are available in the example category : UML to Java and Ecore to Python.
There is also a basic information page on the Eclipse Wiki http://wiki.eclipse.org/Acceleo
Note : these figure is subject to change as the whole team is in the process of fixing bugs until the final release (this snapshot has been taken on May 26, 2010)
Localization : integrated into Babel
This implementation of Acceleo is based on the OMG MOF Model-To-Text Standard : TODO lien