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- 1 Eclipse Scout DocuWare (Photon Release)
- 1.1 Release Review Dates and Links
- 1.2 Overview
- 1.3 Features and Roadmap
- 1.4 Non-Code Aspects
- 1.5 APIs
- 1.6 Compatibility with Previous Releases
- 1.7 End-of-Life
- 1.8 Ramp down Policy
- 1.9 Target Environment
- 1.10 Build Process
- 1.11 Current Project Metrics
- 1.12 IP Log
- 1.13 Previous Release DocuWare
Eclipse Scout DocuWare (Photon Release)
Release Review Dates and Links
Declaration of Intent
Participant was announced on cross project list on August 15th 2017.
Eclipse Scout is a mature and open framework for modern, service oriented business applications.
- Scout HTML5 client applications may run on the desktop, on tablets and on mobile phones without any changes in the source code
- 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.
Features and Roadmap
The new features are described in the Scout Release Notes.
Scout Documentation/Tutorials etc. is written with Asciidoctor and hosted on Github.
The progress of the Scout book may be monitored in the following output directory
Status per communication channel
- Forum: OK
- Wiki: OK
- Webpage: OK
- Mailing list: OK for important info to all committers
We certify that the public Scout APIs in this release are production quality. As a significant amount of commercial customer applications are based on these APIs we evaluate/communicate changes accordingly.
Compatibility with Previous Releases
Scout 8.0 ist not compatible with Scout 7.0 without migration.
We try to make migration to new releases as easy as possible, however to keep our code clean and simple we need to change the API in new releases. There are no more API changes after milestone M6. API Compatibility rules are described in the contribution guidelines in more detail.
To migrate from 7.0 to 8.0 please follow the instructions in the Migration Guide.
With Scout release 8.0 the Java 7 support reaches end-of-life.
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.
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.
|Java Version||Support for Scout Runtime/SDK|
|9||supported for Scout SDK only!|
|10||supported for Scout SDK only!|
For Scout 8.0 we recommend developing Scout with Eclipse Photon (4.8).
The following Eclipse platforms are supported:
|Eclipse Version||Scout SDK|
The supported browsers are listed in the Scout documentation.
We focus our testing on a handful of popular combinations (OS, HW Arch, Java VM, Eclipse platform); these are our reference platforms.
Scout undoubtedly runs fine in many operating environments beyond the reference platforms we test. However, since we do not systematically test them we cannot vouch for them. Problems encountered when running Scout on a non-reference platform that cannot be recreated on any reference platform will be given lower priority than problems with running Scout on a reference platform.
Scout 8.0 will be tested and validated on the following reference platforms:
|Operating System||OS Version||Hardware||Java VM (vendor, version, arch)||Eclipse Platform (version, arch)|
|Oracle JDK 8, 64-bit||4.8, 64-bit, EPP|
|Oracle JDK 8, 64-bit||4.8, 64-bit, EPP|
|10||Oracle JDK 8, 64-bit||4.8, 64-bit, EPP|
|Ubuntu Linux||18.04||OpenJDK 8, 64-bit||4.8, 64-bit, EPP|
|Apple Mac OS||10.13||Oracle JDK 8, 64-bit||4.8, 64-bit, EPP|
Eclipse Scout is no longer explicitly tested on 32bit architectures.
Scout is built on Jenkins @ Eclipse.
Scout is using maven and tycho for building.
- Gerrit Jobs run build against lowest target platform with runtime unit tests
- Nightly Jobs run against all platforms with all unit tests
- Release Jobs can be parameterized for a specific tag and deploy to a specific updatesite
- Some tests currently still run only at BSI's infrastructure: Scout GUI tests using java.awt.Robot, because they need a fully-fledged desktop environment.
Current Project Metrics
According to the Eclipse project dashboard Scout belongs to the most active repositories hosted at Eclipse.
Latest project metrics for Eclipse Scout are provided on openHub.
The Scout IP Log has been approved on 208-06-12. The component leadership verifies that:
- The about files and use licenses are in place as per the Guidelines to Legal Documentation.
- All contributions (code, documentation, images, etc) have been committed by individuals who are either Members of the Foundation, or have signed the appropriate Committer Agreement. In either case, these are individuals who have signed, and are abiding by, the Eclipse IP Policy.
- All significant contributions have been reviewed by the Foundation's legal staff.
- All non-Committer code contributions, including third-party libraries, have been documented in the release and reviewed by the Foundation's legal staff.
- All Contribution Questionnaires have been completed.