Dali 1.0 planning

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Major Themes

  • Ecosystem Integration
    • Platform/JDT/WTP/DTP
  • Extensibility
    • Build in from the bottom and up.
  • Round out JPA support
    • UI support for XML Descriptor (orm.xml)
    • Cover more of the spec
  • Usability - (some items depend on new feature development in the JDT)
    • Better validation, quick fixes, code assist

Draft Milestone Plan (Aligns with WTP 2.0 Milestones)

M1 - August 24th 2006

  • No new functionality planned

M2 - October 6th 2006

  • DTP Migration
  • New orm.xml prototype
  • Using Facet Framework (may need to move to M3 based on model rework)

M3 - November 17th 2006

  • Integrated with WTP Build

M4 - December 22nd 2006 (Date change to align with new WTP 2.0 M4 date)

  • Fully integrated with WTP Build
  • Demonstrate simultaneous Java annotation support with orm.xml support

M5 - Feb 23 2007

  • Defaults processing
  • Basic Validation framework
  • Enhanced Project Creation/Configuration
  • DB access via DTP - Table/Column suggestions in the UI
  • Entity Generation

M6 - April 6 2007

  • Basic persistence.xml editing
  • Complete support for remaining annotations
  • Support for features that allow for adoption (public fields, fully qualified annotations, mixed access type, etc)
  • Additional validation
  • Enanced support for Inheritance, SecondaryTable, JoinColumn, and Generators

RC1 - May 18 2007

  • Ability to map to binary classes (wish list)
  • In source annotation auto-completion (if API provided by JDT)
  • Quick fixes/text markers (basic support)
  • Text based query support with associated model
  • Specialized annotation validation using APT (wish list)
  • Preliminary API/Extensions

R1.0 - June 29 2007