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Eclipse Scout 5.0 Release Documentation for the Mars Simultaneous Release

This is no longer necessary, its content has been merged into the [Mars release info page]

Bugzilla ? is used to track the Scout release review.

Release Review

  • May 22/2015 - IP Log submission deadline
  • May 29/2015 - Review materials due
  • June 12/2015 - Release Review

Original source is here


This page provides the required docuware for the Scout Release Review as part of the upcoming Simultaneous Release

Contact: matthias(dot)zimmermann(at)bsiag(dot)com

Communication Channels:

Process Documentation : [1]


Eclipse Scout is a mature and open framework for modern, service oriented business applications.

  • Scout applications may run on different frontend technologies desktop (Swing, SWT), web and mobile (RAP) 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.
  • Completely based on Java/Eclipse, Scout Applications are easy to integrate in most IT environments.


Below, the central new features for Scout 5.0.0 are listed. For a more complete overview, see the New & Noteworthy.

Support for modular Scout Applications

With Mars, Scout amends the support to build highly modular business applications.

Scout Runtime

  • Added support for various updates on required software for Scout (eg. Java 8, RAP 2.3)
  • Added support for a desktop client installer

Scout SDK

  • Added support for various updates on required software for Scout (eg. Java 8, RAP 2.3)

Non-Code Aspects

Scout Documentation/Tutorials etc. are mainly provided via the Scout Wiki

The Scout team has updated the Scout Book book and added material regarding the use of UI widgets.

  • The progress of the Scout book may be monitored in the following output directory
  • Setup and process description on the Scout wiki

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.


With the Scout Mars release no significant feature is going end-of-life.

  • Removal for deprecated API implemented with bug 442511
  • Support for RAP 2.0 (see 436326 for details).


this represents the Luna buglist. Need to update this for Mars.

Community and Support

Activities 2014

  • EclipseCon Europe: Booth + Talk
  • First Eclipse Scout User Group Meeting
  • Eclipse Finance Day Zurich: Co-organisation by BSI
  • Customer presentations

Activities 2015

  • OOP München: Booth
  • EclipseCon San Francisco: Booth
  • Javaland: Booth, Talk (Scout and IoT)
  • Demo Camp München: Co-organisation by BSI and Talk (planned)
  • Demo Camp Zurich: Co-organisation by BSI and Talk (planned)
  • Customer presentation

Current Status

  • Increasing activites on the Scout forum from outside BSI.
  • First large scale business applications built outside BSI are live.
  • All committers are currently employees from BSI.

IP Issues

The Scout IP Log has been approved on May ?. 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.

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