Eclipse Advanced Scripting Environment (EASE) 0.1.0 Release Review

Type: 
Release
State: 
Successful
End Date of the Review Period: 

Reviews run for a minimum of one week. The outcome of the review is decided on this date. This is the last day to make comments or ask questions about this review.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Release: 

Eclipse Advanced Scripting Environment (EASE) 0.1.0

Description: 

First project release. Adds script support to the IDE supporting JavaScript. Adds script UI integration to bind scripts to toolbars and menus.

API Certification: 

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Architectural Issues: 

This is the first release. As we are in an incubator state the API is not stable yet.

Security Issues: 

Scripts may be consumed from external resources (like http). As such scripts run in the context of the local JRE they are a potential security risk.

However launching such scripts depends on a manual user interaction.

For future releases we plan to add security mechanisms like signing scripts or disabling external scripts.

Non-Code Aspects: 

User documentation is rather limited. We have some beginner guides in the Wiki, but we are lacking eclipse help topics. This will be targeted in a future release.