Equinox/p2/Helios/Plan

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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).

Contents

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

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Ok green.gif Bug fixed / Feature added