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The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
This release introduces functional support for clustering multiple Orion Java server instances over the same user data. This can be used to implement high availability (HA) configurations of Orion where a standby Orion instance is used to handle failure recovery and downtime caused by server upgrades. This enables an Orion instance to maintain very high levels of service and continue to perform frequent updates.
All known security vulnerabilities are resolved. This release of Orion includes JGit release 3.4.2, which resolves a critical security vulnerability in Git.
Documentation quality is currently poor. Orion 7.0 switched to a new help system, but much of the old content was not migrated. Documentation material in the wiki has varying levels of quality and staleness. The project needs to improve on this in future releases.
The Planet Orion blog is regularly updated with new feature announcements, and tips.
All Orion client side strings are externalized to support translation. Orion has been tested in various locales and critical translation bugs have been addressed. Server side strings are not externalized or translatable, and in some error situations these messages may appear in the client user interface, but we address these bugs as they are reported.
This release brings to end of life the Lucene-based search implementation in Orion. This has been replaced with a completely new search implementation which is a crawler rather than indexed search.
The Orion team participates in W3C/WhatWG and ECMA standards and working groups (TC39). Examples of standards being developed in parallel to Orion implementations include HTML Templates, LocalFileSystem, URI Templates, and Promises. The Plugin model for Orion has also been proposed as a standard within OSGi. Some work has begun on Web Components with Orion.
Orion continues to grow both the committer and contributor bases. Participation in UCOSP, Google Summer of Code and Facebook Open Academy has introduced many developers in University to Cloud Coding. Orion is currently listed as the most active Eclipse project and in the top 2% of all projects recorded at Ohloh. Orion committers and contributors continue to present about Orion and now the integration with Flux at conferences and Eclipse Days.