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=== Items to complete before the 1.0 final release. Completion Q4 2006 ===
 
=== Items to complete before the 1.0 final release. Completion Q4 2006 ===
  
* Better editors for several basic formats (tentative: use Eclipse Forms)
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* '''CSPEC improvements'''
** [[Buckminster Resource Map|RMAP]] Editor
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** Add componentProducer (prerequisite) to CSPEC dependeny
** [[Buckminster Component Specification|CSPEC]] Editor (more generally expressed: a 'Buckminster Component Editor' that is extendable and is the umbrella editor for all component aspects)
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** Rename <local>/<external> to <attribute>
** [[Buckminster Component Query|CQUERY]] Editor (rewrite of the existing editor to conform to Forms)
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* '''Improve packaging'''
 
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** Limit the number of features
* '''Create Trailblazers for common usecases'''
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** Add common OSS feature (pde, cvs, svn)
* '''Replace metadata persistence mechanism'''
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* '''Meta Data'''
** Use a DB (e.g. Derby) instead of XML
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** Bill Of Material and dynamic data separation
* '''Integrate full Manifest services (checksums etc) into Bill-of-materials'''
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** Simple Bill Of Material delta viewer
* '''General refactoring'''
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* PDE Build improvements
** {{Strikeover|Make headless core product much smaller}}
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** Feature version consolidation
** Improve separation of concern
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** Understand PDE repository maps
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* '''Documentation improvements'''
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** Create Trailblazers for common usecases
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** New docs on cspec/ant bridge
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** More examples
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* '''Headless improvements'''
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** <strike>Make headless core product much smaller</strike>
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** Review headless command and option names
  
 
=== Misc possibilities - undecided and no timeframe ===
 
=== Misc possibilities - undecided and no timeframe ===

Revision as of 12:33, 11 October 2006

< To: Buckminster Project

We're currently working against our Buckminster 1.0 release milestone, which will be the first documented & production-quality Buckminster release. This milestone is scheduled for Q4 2006 completion (most likely late November).

Buckminster Milestone 3. Completion Q3 2006

  • -Clean up and restructure- CSPEC and some related mechanisms
    • Remove 'targets' concept (outdated)
    • Remove use of 'buckminster' URL as a query vehicle (only internally used and is better modeled differently)
    • Add component name/version attributes to the data
      • In principle this is redundant information, but there are times when it can be necessary and/or useful. However, it must be described on exactly when and how the data is used and what happens when it conflicts with implicit information. There are also implications for CQUERY advisor nodes.
  • Complete the CSPEC and associated functionality
    • Define actions XML & Model/interface (including persistence model
    • Implement action driven evaluation using actors
    • Improve CSPEC generators to include actions. Build of PDE artifacts in special
    • Update the documentation to reflect new generation and CSPEC elements
    • Removed all deprecated stuff after some announced grace period.
    • Merge XML schemas. We only need three; cspec, rmap, and meta-data.
  • A basic 'update site' provider
  • Headless/packaging docs
    • Generally clean up
    • Add sections on calling directly from Java and from Ant

Items to complete before the 1.0 final release. Completion Q4 2006

  • CSPEC improvements
    • Add componentProducer (prerequisite) to CSPEC dependeny
    • Rename <local>/<external> to <attribute>
  • Improve packaging
    • Limit the number of features
    • Add common OSS feature (pde, cvs, svn)
  • Meta Data
    • Bill Of Material and dynamic data separation
    • Simple Bill Of Material delta viewer
  • PDE Build improvements
    • Feature version consolidation
    • Understand PDE repository maps
  • Documentation improvements
    • Create Trailblazers for common usecases
    • New docs on cspec/ant bridge
    • More examples
  • Headless improvements
    • Make headless core product much smaller
    • Review headless command and option names

Misc possibilities - undecided and no timeframe

  • Disconnect headless entirely from Buckminster, possibly offer for general RCP use
    • Turn into article: 'Implementing a headless framework' and 'Implementing a headless progress monitor'