Eclipse Packaging Project 4.7.0 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 21, 2017

Eclipse EPP 4.7 is providing the download packages for the Oxygen Simultaneous Release and the p2 metadata that is used by the Oomph-based Eclipse installer. It is based on Eclipse Platform 4.7.0.

In addition to that, EPP provides the Automated Error Reporting Logging component that helps Eclipse development teams to get notified about errors that occur at runtime in any Eclipse IDE. The EPP Logging component is included in all download packages.

 

Release: 

4.7.0

Description: 

Eclipse EPP 4.7 is providing the download packages for the Oxygen Simultaneous Release and the p2 metadata that is used by the Oomph-based Eclipse installer. It is based on Eclipse Platform 4.7.0.

In addition to that, EPP provides the Automated Error Reporting Logging component that helps Eclipse development teams to get notified about errors that occur at runtime in any Eclipse IDE. The EPP Logging component is included in all download packages.

 

API Certification: 

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

Architectural Issues: 

No known issues in the release.

No incompatible changes in comparison with the last EPP 4.6 (Neon) release.

Security Issues: 

No known issues in the release.

Usability Details: 

The Android package has been dropped.

Standards: 

The EPP packages require Java 1.8. All packages are based on Eclipse 4.7.

Communities: 
  • Increasing number of contributions via Gerrit
  • Over 20 active committers and contributors from many different companies and partners. All package maintainers have full committer status on the project in a lightweight way similar to the Orbit project (see wiki.eclipse.org/EPP/EPP Committer and Maintainer Policy)
  • Developer mailing list with more than 4.600 e-mails (over 400 since the Neon release)
  • Participation in the Eclipse Planning Council and in the Eclipse Architecture Council

 

This release is part of Eclipse Oxygen.