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WTP 3.12 (2018-12) - New Help for Old Friends

This page collects notes and pointers to changes coming up in the WTP 3.12 (2018-12) release.

This page acts as a central "jumping off" point for those adopters of WTP that are moving up from a previous version of WTP. Most of this information may be already contained in various mailing lists and Bugzilla reports, but it is believed best to have a central place to get people started. Adopters: if you run into trouble or notice things that are not covered here, please update this page and/or let us know (such as by opening a bug, or sending a note to wtp-dev). Web Tools is a Platform and we strive to provide compatible API evolution with clear migration paths, instructions, etc.

One thing we have learned in the past is that some adopters do not move with us to every new release. Some early adopters went from 0.7 directly to 1.5, for example. Unfortunately, it is difficult to present the information in that way, covering multiple changes across multiple version ranges, so those types of migrations have to read about migrating to each version.

Note: as these notes develop and grow in number, they may occasionally be re-organized into categories, etc.

The Validate menu action

The Validate action that often appeared in context menus has been rewritten to be a proper Command, causing to appear slightly lower in the menu than before. This allows the end-user to set a key binding for it if they choose, but also allows adopters to disable it by setting to true, either as a System property or as a Product Preference. See bug 540499 for details.

Java 11

  • Parts of the Web Tools Platform are not yet fully compatible with running within Java 11.
  • 539852 2 Dali features org.eclipse.jpt.dbws.eclipselink and org.eclipse.jpt.dbws.eclipselink_sdk have been removed from:
  • WTP update site & zip,
  • Eclipse Simrel update site, and these two EPP packages:
  • Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java (formerly Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers)
  • Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers
  • 542571 XSLT transformations may fail if the default Java Runtime is newer than Java 8.
  • 542099 The JSON Editor will not open under Java 11

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