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Eclipse Scout (Juno Release)


This Wiki page is to cover the relevant aspects to fulfill the release review as described here for Eclipse Scout release 3.8 (Juno).

  • Eclipse Scout is a mature and open framework for modern, service oriented business applications.
  • Scout substantially boosts developer productivity and is simple to learn.
  • User friendly applications are straight forward to implement with Scout’s comprehensive set of user interface components.
  • Completely based on Java/Eclipse, Scout Applications are easy to integrate in most IT environments.

Useful Links

Scout Release Review Documentation

Planning Document

Link to project plan as [XML document]

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy


With Scout 3.8 (Juno Release):

  • Scout integration for Apache Axis (web services) is no longer supported. As a replacement, we implemented JAX-WS integration into both Scout runtime and the Scout SDK. See the corresponding entry in our forum

Bugzilla Tickets

Target Environment

All of Eclipse Scout is "pure" Java code and has no direct dependence on the underlying operating system. The chief dependence is therefore on the Java Runtime (JRE) itself. For Juno the following JREs are supported:

  • Oracle Java 6
  • Oracle Java 7

Beside the JRE Eclipse Scout also requires a compatible Eclipse platform. For Juno release of Scout the following Eclipse platforms are supported:

  • Eclipse Galileo (3.5)
  • Eclipse Helios (3.6)
  • Eclipse Indigo (3.7)
  • Eclipse Juno (3.8 / 4.2)

Web UI (RAP)

The RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) UI for Eclipse Scout requires Eclipse Helios (3.6) or newer. Furthermore at least the following browsers are required:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 9
  • Google Chrome 16
  • Apple Safari 5

Compatibility with Previous Releases

To do (jgu), see [requirements]

Support for Eclipse 3.8 workbench

To do (mvi), see [requirements]

Build Process

To do (jgu)

Ramp down Policy

We use daily builds. No API changes after M6, no new features after M7. In the RC phase only bugs marked P2 or higher or severity major or higher will be fixed.

Unit Tests

Unit tests are executed during the nightly build of Eclipse Scout RT and Eclipse Scout SDK. The test suites contain simple unit tests as well as GUI tests. The latter are based on Scout's testing support bundles which is built on top of java.awt.Robot. Therefore our GUI tests require a fully-fledged desktop environment. The tests are currently executed on BSI's infrastructure.

Current Project Metrics

project metrics for Eclipse Scout provided on [ohloh]

Previous Release Documentation

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