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Tasks (Buckminster)

Revision as of 08:58, 14 October 2006 by Thomas.tada.se (Talk | contribs)

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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    • Remove 'targets' concept (outdated)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
    • Review feature structure
    • Add common OSS feature (pde, cvs, svn)
    • Create a separate headless.site.xml for the update site
  • Meta Data
    • Bill Of Material and dynamic data separation
  • 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
    • Create new workspace from template workspace

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'
  • Minimalistic installer
    • Extremely compact (no Eclipse runtime)
    • Based on barebone OSGi
    • Able to materialize from Bill Of Materials
    • Self configuring
    • UI component (progress monitors etc.)