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* eRCP runtime binary for Windows platform (downloadable).
 
* eRCP runtime binary for Windows platform (downloadable).
* eRCP runtime binary for Windows Mobile 2003/5 (downloadable).
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* eRCP runtime binary for Windows Mobile 2003/5/6 (downloadable).
 
* eSWT device and emulator runtime binaries for Nokia S60 (downloadable).
 
* eSWT device and emulator runtime binaries for Nokia S60 (downloadable).
  
 
==Release milestones and release candidates ==
 
==Release milestones and release candidates ==
  
Release milestones will occur with the Eclipse Platform milestone releases and will be compatible
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Release milestones will occur with the Eclipse Platform milestone releases and will follow
with Eclipse 3.3 builds. The following are the ''approximate'' dates for eRCP milestones.
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Eclipse 3.4 milestones. The following are the ''approximate'' dates for eRCP milestones.
  
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* Friday Sep. 28, 2007 - Milestone 1 (1.2 M1) - stable build
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* Friday Dec. 19, 2007 - Milestone 2 (1.2 M2) - stable build
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==Target Operating Environments==
 
==Target Operating Environments==
 
* Microsoft Windows XP
 
* Microsoft Windows XP
 
* Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
 
* Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
* Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003/5
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* Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003
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* Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 PPC and Phone Edition
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* Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Classic and Professional
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* Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Standard (dependent on whether CDC JVM is available)
 
* Nokia S60
 
* Nokia S60
  
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==Major themes==
 
==Major themes==
 
=== Improve Quality ===
 
Focused effort will be made to reduce bug backlog, improving test coverage, performance and performance testing.
 
  
 
=== Improve Mobile Usability ===
 
=== Improve Mobile Usability ===
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* As many of the targeted devices require one handed (non-touch)operation eRCP should ensure that its UI components are fully compatible with such cases.  
 
* As many of the targeted devices require one handed (non-touch)operation eRCP should ensure that its UI components are fully compatible with such cases.  
 
* Better handling of the different screen sizes
 
* Better handling of the different screen sizes
 
=== Enable better integration with mobile platforms ===
 
Mobile platforms provide many features like OSGi runtimes and multimedia APIs. It is our aim to create enablers so that eRCP applications can utilize them.
 
  
 
== Components ==
 
== Components ==
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=== eSWT ===
 
=== eSWT ===
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==== Committed items ====
 
==== Committed items ====
None at this time
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* '''Widget transparency and image setting''' [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=203566 bug 203566]
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* '''Browser.execute() for eSWT Browser''' [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=203561 bug 203561]
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* '''MultipageDialog API encourages memory use''' [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=203558 bug 203558]
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==== Proposed items ====
 
==== Proposed items ====
 
* '''Support for mobile JSR's:''' Provide enablers for UI related mobile JSRs in eSWT. Candidate APIs are MMAPI(jsr-135), M2G(jsr-226), M3G(jsr-184) and AMMS (jsr-234).
 
* '''Support for mobile JSR's:''' Provide enablers for UI related mobile JSRs in eSWT. Candidate APIs are MMAPI(jsr-135), M2G(jsr-226), M3G(jsr-184) and AMMS (jsr-234).
  
* '''Improved support for multiple displays:''' Ability to better target widgets for different screens
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* '''Improved support for multiple displays:''' Ability to better target widgets for different screens [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=194749 bug 194749].
[https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=194749 bug 194749].
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* '''Addressing the gaps with MIDP UI:''' Add missing major functionality compared to MIDP2 and MIDP3 to eSWT.  
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* '''Addressing the gaps with MIDP UI:''' Add missing major functionality compared to MIDP2 and MIDP3 to eSWT.
  
 
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None at this time
 
None at this time
 
==== Proposed items ====
 
==== Proposed items ====
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'''Preferences Dialog:''' Using MultipageDialog for implementing the preferences dialog is causing problems on some platforms. Redesign preferences dialog for better usability on all platforms
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==== Defered items ====
 
==== Defered items ====
 
None at this time
 
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None at this time
 
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==== Proposed items ====
 
==== Proposed items ====
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'''Update changes in platform:''' Eclipse platform is changing the update functionality with [[Equinox p2]]. eUpdate should follow and react the changes if necessary.
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==== Defered items ====
 
==== Defered items ====
 
None at this time
 
None at this time

Latest revision as of 09:05, 14 February 2008

Embedded Rich Client Platform Project 1.2 DRAFT Plan

Please send comments about this draft plan to the dsdp-ercp-dev@eclipse.org mailing list.

This document lays out the feature and API set for the next release of Embedded Rich Client Platform Project, to be released , in July 2008, and usually called "eRCP 1.2", for short.

This document is a draft and is subject to change, we welcome all feedback.

To ensure the planning process is transparent and open to the entire Eclipse community, we post plans in an embryonic form and revise them throughout the release cycle.

The first part of the plan deals with the important matters of release deliverables, release milestones, target operating environments, and release-to-release compatibility. These are all things that need to be clear for any release, even if no features were to change.

The remainder of the plan consists of plan items for the subcomponents under the eRCP project,

The current status of each plan item is noted:

  • Committed plan item - A committed plan item is one that we have decided to address for the release.
  • Proposed plan item - A proposed plan item is one that we are considering addressing for the release. Although we are actively investigating it, we are not yet in a position to commit to it, or to say that we won't be able to address it. After due consideration, a proposal will either be committed or deferred.
  • Deferred plan item - A reasonable proposal that will not make it in to this release for some reason is marked as deferred with a brief note as to why it was deferred. Deferred plan items may resurface as committed plan items at a later point.


Release deliverables

The release deliverables have the same form as previous releases, namely:

  • Source code release, available as versions tagged "R1_2" from eRCP CVS Repository
  • eRCP runtime binary for Windows platform (downloadable).
  • eRCP runtime binary for Windows Mobile 2003/5/6 (downloadable).
  • eSWT device and emulator runtime binaries for Nokia S60 (downloadable).

Release milestones and release candidates

Release milestones will occur with the Eclipse Platform milestone releases and will follow Eclipse 3.4 milestones. The following are the approximate dates for eRCP milestones.

  • Friday Sep. 28, 2007 - Milestone 1 (1.2 M1) - stable build
  • Friday Dec. 19, 2007 - Milestone 2 (1.2 M2) - stable build

Target Operating Environments

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 PPC and Phone Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Classic and Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Standard (dependent on whether CDC JVM is available)
  • Nokia S60

Compatibility with previous Releases

eRCP 1.2 will be compatible with eRCP 1.1

API Contract Compatibility: eRCP 1.2 will be upwards contract-compatible with eRCP 1.1 except in those areas that are noted. Programs that use affected APIs and extension points will need to be ported to eRCP 1.2 APIs. Downward contract compatibility is not supported. There is no guarantee that compliance with eRCP 1.2 APIs would ensure compliance with eRCP 1.1 APIs.

Binary Compatibility: eRCP 1.2 will be upwards binary-compatible with eRCP 1.1 except in those areas announced. Downward plug-in compatibility is not supported. Bundles for eRCP 1.2 will not be usable in eRCP 1.1

Source Compatibility: eRCP 1.2 will be upwards source-compatible with eRCP 1.1 except in the areas noted. This means that source files written to use eRCP 1.1 APIs might successfully compile and run against eRCP 1.2 APIs, although this is not guaranteed. Downward source compatibility is not supported. If source files use new eRCP 1.2 APIs, they will not be usable with an earlier version of eRCP.

Major themes

Improve Mobile Usability

The usability of eRCP components should be extended further to better accomodate mobile device needs. Here are the requirements

  • As many of the targeted devices require one handed (non-touch)operation eRCP should ensure that its UI components are fully compatible with such cases.
  • Better handling of the different screen sizes

Components

eSWT

Committed items

Proposed items

  • Support for mobile JSR's: Provide enablers for UI related mobile JSRs in eSWT. Candidate APIs are MMAPI(jsr-135), M2G(jsr-226), M3G(jsr-184) and AMMS (jsr-234).
  • Improved support for multiple displays: Ability to better target widgets for different screens bug 194749.
  • Addressing the gaps with MIDP UI: Add missing major functionality compared to MIDP2 and MIDP3 to eSWT.

Defered items

None at this time


Core Runtime

Committed items

None at this time

Proposed items

None at this time

Defered items

None at this time

eWorkbech

Committed items

None at this time

Proposed items

Preferences Dialog: Using MultipageDialog for implementing the preferences dialog is causing problems on some platforms. Redesign preferences dialog for better usability on all platforms

Defered items

None at this time

eUpdate

Committed items

None at this time

Proposed items

Update changes in platform: Eclipse platform is changing the update functionality with Equinox p2. eUpdate should follow and react the changes if necessary.

Defered items

None at this time