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Tycho 0.20.0 adds support for building product distributions which have features installed at root level, so that they can be updated independently of the product. This was a highly wanted feature - with 18 votes at the time this was implemented. To install a feature at root level, just mark it with <tt>installMode="root"</tt> in the product file (see [[Tycho/eclipse-repository]] for details).
 
Tycho 0.20.0 adds support for building product distributions which have features installed at root level, so that they can be updated independently of the product. This was a highly wanted feature - with 18 votes at the time this was implemented. To install a feature at root level, just mark it with <tt>installMode="root"</tt> in the product file (see [[Tycho/eclipse-repository]] for details).
 
'''Tycho 0.20.0 is currently staged for release'''. The general availability of the release on Maven central is [https://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/tycho-dev/msg01053.html planned for March 14 2014].
 
 
To test the staged version, set the property for the Tycho version (e.g. <tt>tycho-version</tt>) to <tt>0.20.0</tt>, and add the following snippet to your (parent) pom.xml:
 
 
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<pluginRepositories>
 
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    <id>tycho-staged</id>
 
    <url>https://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/orgeclipsetycho-1007/</url>
 
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See also: [https://maven.apache.org/guides/development/guide-testing-releases.html More information on testing staged versions]
 
 
 
=== Site docs ===
 
 
The [https://hudson.eclipse.org/tycho/job/tycho-sitedocs/ws/target/staging/index.html latest SNAPSHOT site docs for Tycho] and [https://hudson.eclipse.org/tycho/job/tycho-extras-sitedocs/ws/target/staging/index.html Tycho Extras] are currently most closely describing what is available in 0.20.0. The main site doc still needs to be updated for the release.
 
  
 
== New and Noteworthy ==
 
== New and Noteworthy ==
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=== Additional Tools ===
 
=== Additional Tools ===
  
* A new [https://hudson.eclipse.org/tycho/job/tycho-extras-sitedocs/ws/target/staging/tycho-document-bundle-plugin/plugin-info.html Tycho Document Bundle Plugin] has been contributed ([https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=425021 bug 425021]). It can be used to generate javadoc and the corresponding toc.xml files for the Eclipse help system. See the [http://git.eclipse.org/c/tycho/org.eclipse.tycho.extras.git/tree/tycho-document-bundle-plugin/src/it/test1/docbundle1 example project]
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* A new [http://eclipse.org/tycho/sitedocs-extras/tycho-document-bundle-plugin/plugin-info.html Tycho Document Bundle Plugin] has been contributed ([https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=425021 bug 425021]). It can be used to generate javadoc and the corresponding toc.xml files for the Eclipse help system. See the [http://git.eclipse.org/c/tycho/org.eclipse.tycho.extras.git/tree/tycho-document-bundle-plugin/src/it/test1/docbundle1 example project]
 
* The [http://eclipse.org/tycho/sitedocs-extras/tycho-p2-extras-plugin/mirror-mojo.html tycho-p2-extras:mirror] goal now allows to specify the target repository <tt>name</tt> ([https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=358748 bug 358748])
 
* The [http://eclipse.org/tycho/sitedocs-extras/tycho-p2-extras-plugin/mirror-mojo.html tycho-p2-extras:mirror] goal now allows to specify the target repository <tt>name</tt> ([https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=358748 bug 358748])
  
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=== Other ===
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* Added documentation for the [http://www.eclipse.org/tycho/sitedocs/tycho-release/tycho-versions-plugin/set-version-mojo.html tycho-versions-plugin:set-versions] goal.
  
  
 
[[Category:Tycho|Release Notes/0.20]]
 
[[Category:Tycho|Release Notes/0.20]]

Latest revision as of 04:30, 18 September 2014

Tycho 0.20.0 adds support for building product distributions which have features installed at root level, so that they can be updated independently of the product. This was a highly wanted feature - with 18 votes at the time this was implemented. To install a feature at root level, just mark it with installMode="root" in the product file (see Tycho/eclipse-repository for details).

New and Noteworthy

List of bug fixes and enhancements in 0.20.0

Packaging

  • Product files can now specify that a feature shall be installed at root level in the installation (bug 361722). These features can be updated (or even uninstalled) independently from the product. See Tycho/eclipse-repository for details on the syntax.
  • The tycho-pack200a:normalize goal now has a skip flag to allow skipping normalization when skipping signing (bug 421301)

Test Execution

  • Rely on the 'abstract' modifier to identify abstract test classes rather than using a naming convention.This means that test classes named **/Abstract*Test.class or **/Abstract*TestCase.class are no longer generally excluded from the test execution, but only if they are marked as 'abstract' (see bug 389509).
  • More reliably terminate forked test processes (bug 427556). Before being fixed, this bug could have caused orphaned test execution JVM processes to live on forever, consuming resources and accumulating system load.

Additional Tools

Other

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