Marketplace Client 1.2.0 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, June 19, 2013

MPC 1.2 is Feature complete M7 and on track for GA release. It is included in all packages scheduled for the release.

Release: 

Marketplace Client 1.2.0

Description: 

This release addresses specific concerns about MPC usability and significant bugs. Further, this release strives to make the Marketplace Client even more attractive to users by providing more social information about available solutions in the MPC client and by making it a channel for both Marketplace- and ecosystem-related news.

Specifically:

  • MPC should communicate Eclipse news to end users by showing the Eclipse newsletter (or alternative news for the current 3rd-party marketplace) inside the wizard; and
  • End users should see install counts and star ratings of solutions in the MPC wizard and easily interact with the web-based Marketplace voting;
API Certification: 

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

Architectural Issues: 

There are no architectural changes in this release.

Security Issues: 

There are no security issues.

Usability: 

MPC workflow and UI elements are more self-explanatory and the UI has been cleaned up. Error handling has been improved to give better, more comprehensible feedback to the end user.

Specific items:

  • Make it easier to install multiple plugins [337774]
  • Improve Marketplace switcher and solution layout [341014][323259]
  • Improve Category and Market Listings [314936]
  • Better handling of proxy connections and connectivity errors [385936][374105]
  • Support users in case of conflicting installs with the remediation process [406907]

Other

  • Correctly identify 3.8 and 4.2 platforms [382134]
  • Popular tab should show popular feed [398200]
End of Life: 

No feature are retired in this release.