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This page lays out milestone plans for the development of [[Equinox p2]] in the Eclipse [[Galileo]] release (aka the Eclipse Platform version 3.5).   
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This page lays out milestone plans for the development of [[Equinox p2]] in the Eclipse [[Helios]] release (aka the Eclipse Platform version 3.6).   
 
*For a high level feature plan, see [[Equinox/p2/Galileo/Features]].
 
*For a high level feature plan, see [[Equinox/p2/Galileo/Features]].
 
*For a more detailed view of the UI plan, see [[Equinox p2 UI Plan]].
 
*For a more detailed view of the UI plan, see [[Equinox p2 UI Plan]].
  
== Current Plan: RC4 - June 5, 2009 - Documentation pass ==
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== Current Plan: M1- August 7, 2009 ==
  
The following documents need creating and/or updating during the Galileo documentation pass:
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* Decompression
* Workbench User Guide
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* Bug triage, community assistance
** Document new p2 UI
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* Critical bug fixes
** Fix references to old p2 UI
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* Galileo SR1 (3.5.1) fixes
** Look for obsolete references to Help > Software Updates
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** Review user guide for references to About dialog, due to About changes in 3.5
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** Review p2 items in What's new for accuracy of content and screenshots
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* Platform Plug-in Developers Guide
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** Document new p2 director application and Ant task
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** Document Repo2Runnable application and Ant task
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** Document Composite repository Ant tasks
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** Document new publisher applications/tasks
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** Document p2.inf format and usage
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** Consider adding interesting ISV information in What's new (new apps/tasks, etc)
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* PDE User guide
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** Document PDE/p2 integration
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== Future Plans ==
 
== Future Plans ==
=== 3.5 items left ===
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=== M2 - September 18th, 2009 ===
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* Planning
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* Galileo SR1 (3.5.1) fixes
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=== M3 - October 30, 2009 ===
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=== M4 - December 11th, 2009 ===
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=== M5 - January 29th, 2010 - Major Feature Freeze ===
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=== M6 - March 12th, 2010 - API Freeze ===
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=== M7 - April 30, 2010 - Feature Freeze ===
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* Polish items
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* Performance work
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* UI Accessibility
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* Testing and test framework improvements
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* Release train build/repository assistance
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=== 3.6 items left ===
 
* Transport
 
* Transport
 
** Better explanation of error [http://bugs.eclipse.org/248604]
 
** Better explanation of error [http://bugs.eclipse.org/248604]
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== Previous Plans ==
 
== Previous Plans ==
 
=== M1 - August 8th, 2008 ===
 
 
* Decompression
 
* Bug triage, community assistance
 
* Fixing critical defects and performance problems
 
* Test framework for dropin reconciler [DJ]
 
* Creation of Publisher - replacement for metadata generator [Jeff]
 
* UI walkthrough and usability input [Susan]
 
 
=== M2 - September 19th, 2008 ===
 
 
* Planning
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]]Focus on 3.4.1 defects
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]]Port 3.4.1 fixes to 3.5 stream
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]]Integration of publisher [Jeff]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]]Mock up new UI workflows for community feedback [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]]Add a bunch of automated tests.
 
 
=== M3 - October 31, 2008 ===
 
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Convert from using URL to URI where possible [John]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Refactor repository managers to remove code duplication [John]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Revise Touchpoint action contribution model [Simon]
 
* [[Image:Progress.gif]] Integration of publisher with PDE build [Andrew N]
 
** Rewrite generator app and Ant tasks to invoke publisher.
 
** To be continued in M4
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Investigate use of Apache HTTP client ('''Note: cross-project impact on ECF''') [Scott]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] MD5 processing step to verify download integrity [Pascal]
 
* [[Image:Progress.gif]] Identify all Eclipse SDK dependencies on Update Manager and determine work required to remove Update Manager dependency [DJ] ('''Note: impact on other SDK components''')
 
** To be continued in M4
 
* Map out metadata authoring and development work flow [Andrew N] ('''Note: impact on PDE tooling work''')
 
** Deferred to M4
 
* Investigate install handler replacement solution [helpwanted]
 
** Deferred to M4
 
* [[Image:Glass.gif]] Investigate metadata construct to separate line-up information from grouping information [Pascal]
 
** Dropped until further notice
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Reorganize UI workflows to separate update from install [Susan] ('''Note: potential impact on Platform UI''')
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Investigate drill-down of install info and impact on metadata [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Release reconciler test framework [DJ]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Release publisher tests [John]
 
 
=== M4 - December 12th, 2008 ===
 
 
* [[Image:Progress.gif]] Identify all Eclipse SDK dependencies on Update Manager and determine work required to remove Update Manager dependency [DJ] ('''Note: impact on other SDK components''')
 
* Map out metadata authoring and development work flow [Andrew N] ('''Note: impact on PDE tooling work''')
 
* Investigate install handler replacement solution [helpwanted]
 
** Moved to M5. Help needed.
 
* [[Image:Progress.gif]] Complete integration of publisher with PDE build [Andrew N]
 
** To be continued in M5. Help needed.
 
* [[Image:Progress.gif]] Repository association feature work [John]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Support for composite repository [Andrew C.]
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Closer integration with VM [Simon/Pascal]
 
** Removed from Galileo unless someone picks it up
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Polish the action contribution model [Simon]
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Metadata constructs allowing the expression of negation and choice [Pascal]
 
** Removed from Galileo, unless someone picks it up.
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Integration of install view into proposed about dialog framework [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Complete detailed drill-down of IU's in install view and update/install wizards [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Separation of UI contributions from the supporting class library [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Investigate fast-path install scenarios [Susan]
 
** Moved to M5
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Add regression/performance tests
 
 
=== M5 - January 30th, 2009 - Major Feature Freeze ===
 
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Complete implementation of install handler replacement [Simon / Henrik]
 
** Some initial design in place. Work to be completed early in M6
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Improve available view filtering & affordances [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=216032 Bug 216032] [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Better presentation of repositories [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=250316 Bug 250316] [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Improve the revert experience and workflow [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=216031 Bug 216031] [Simon / Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Better analysis of proposed provisioning plan/inform user when request is altered [Susan/Pascal]
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Integrate p2 install pages with platform about dialog [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=246875 Bug 246875] [Susan]
 
** '''Note: requires refactoring of Platform UI About contributions'''. Deferred to M6.
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Investigate streamlined license UI [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=217944 Bug 217944] [Susan] 
 
** Not addressed in 3.5
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Complete integration of publisher with PDE build [Andrew N / Jeff]
 
** Most of the pieces are in place. To be completed in M6
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Multiple processes modifying the same profile registry / profile [Pradeep]
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Need a way to ensure that a bundle pool is only used by one agent to avoid problems with GC [Pradeep]
 
** Deferred to M6
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Support for explanation [Jed / Daniel / Pascal]
 
** Code to integrate with SAT4J released in a branch. Integration completion scheduled for M6.
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Reacting to change of CU
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Improve detection of conflicting arguments [Matthew]
 
** Code ready, deferred to M6 for lack of time from Pascal to review.
 
* [[Image:Error.gif]] Integration of composite repositories into build [DJ]
 
** Most of the pieces are in place. Need to integrate to the build. Rest of the work to happen in M6
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Metadata work-flow from production to consumption [DJ]
 
* Add regression/performance tests
 
 
=== M6 - March 13th, 2009 ===
 
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Complete implementation of install handler replacement [Simon / Henrik]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Support to expose a profile as a p2 repository [Simon]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Refactor platform UI about contributions and integrate with p2 install pages [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=246875 Bug 246875] [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Better support for disconnected user during install [Susan]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Complete integration of publisher with PDE build [Andrew N / Jeff]
 
* Need a way to ensure that a bundle pool is only used by one agent to avoid problems with GC [Pradeep]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Support for explanation [Jed / Daniel / Pascal]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Improve detection of conflicting arguments [Matthew]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Integration of composite repositories into build [Kim / DJ]
 
* Support for Framework extensions [Community / Pascal]
 
* Make sure the publisher reuses metadata available in existing repo [Andrew / Pascal]
 
* [[Image:Ok_green.gif]] Add regression/performance tests
 
 
=== M7 - May 1st, 2009 - Development Complete ===
 
 
* Polish items
 
* Performance work
 
* UI Accessibility
 
* Testing and test framework improvements
 
* Release train build/repository assistance
 
  
 
== Past Releases ==
 
== Past Releases ==
  
[[Equinox/p2/Ganymede/Plan | p2 Ganymede Milestone Plan]]
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* [[Equinox/p2/Galileo/Plan | p2 Galileo Milestone Plan]]
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* [[Equinox/p2/Ganymede/Plan | p2 Ganymede Milestone Plan]]
  
 
== Legend ==
 
== Legend ==

Revision as of 14:09, 27 July 2009

This page lays out milestone plans for the development of Equinox p2 in the Eclipse Helios release (aka the Eclipse Platform version 3.6).

Current Plan: M1- August 7, 2009

  • Decompression
  • Bug triage, community assistance
  • Critical bug fixes
  • Galileo SR1 (3.5.1) fixes

Future Plans

M2 - September 18th, 2009

  • Planning
  • Galileo SR1 (3.5.1) fixes

M3 - October 30, 2009

M4 - December 11th, 2009

M5 - January 29th, 2010 - Major Feature Freeze

M6 - March 12th, 2010 - API Freeze

M7 - April 30, 2010 - Feature Freeze

  • Polish items
  • Performance work
  • UI Accessibility
  • Testing and test framework improvements
  • Release train build/repository assistance

3.6 items left

  • Transport
    • Better explanation of error [1]
    • Improved cancellability [2]
  • Artifact repository
    • Robustness in reading and writing.
    • Mirroring application... ppl still have problems
    • Concurrency issues when reading and writing (one process)
  • Eclipse touchpoint
    • Improve detection for conflicting arguments
  • Native touchpoint
    • Improve detection for conflicting arguments
  • Engine
    • Reacting to change of property
    • GC of profile registry
  • Update manager
    • Provide replacement constructs for UM
    • Review problems connecting to legacy update sites
  • Publisher / generator
    • Get rid of the generator bundle to the benefit of the publisher
  • Director application
    • Make it easier to do a set of operations (do we need a "response file")
    • Provide the ability to set properties at install time
  • Mirror app
    • Need to make the artifact repository more robust
  • UI
    • Ability to define/install/uninstall user-named groups of IU's
    • Fast-path install scenarios (gestures for auto-install)
    • Show licenses by license instead of by IU
    • Showing non-greedy optional dependencies for selection
  • Misc
    • Review the support for UNC paths [3]

Previous Plans

Past Releases

Legend

Glass.gif Needs some investigation

Progress.gif Work in progress

Ok green.gif Bug fixed / Feature added