In order to remain current, each Eclipse release is designed to run on reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments.
The Target Management Project 3.3 depends upon on the Eclipse Platform 3.7. For this release, the RSE sources will mostly be written and compiled against version 1.4.2 of the Java Platform APIs (i.e., Java 2 Platform, Release 1.4.2 SE), and designed to run on version 1.4.2 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition except for the following components, which are compiled on and running against Java 5: FTP, Telnet and Import/Export.
The Target Management deliverables will be tested and validated against a subset of the reference platforms listed in the Eclipse Platform 3.7 Project Plan (this list is updated over the course of the release cycle).
Target Management Reference PlatformsOperating systemOS versionProcessor architectureWindow systemJava 2 PlatformMicrosoft WindowsXPx86-32Win32Sun Java 5 Update 22Microsoft WindowsXPx86-32Win32IBM Java 5 SR11Red Hat Enterprise LinuxWS 4 update 2x86-32GTKSun Java 5 Update 22
for Linux x86SUSE Linux Enterprise Server11x86-32GTKIBM Java 5 SR11Sun Solaris10SPARCGTKSun Java 5 Update 22
for Solaris SPARCApple Mac OS X (Secondary, see below)10.5UniversalCarbonApple Java 10.5 Update 2
Apple Mac OS X 10.5 is considered a "secondary" Reference Platform meaning that it does receive some amount of systematic testing but doesn't enjoy quite the same priority for bug fixes as the other Platforms.
Eclipse and Target Management undoubtedly run fine in many operating environments beyond the reference platforms we test. However, since we do not systematically test them we cannot vouch for them. Problems encountered when running Target Management on a non-reference platform that cannot be recreated on any reference platform will be given lower priority than problems with running Target Management on a reference platform.
Although untested, Target Management should work fine on other OSes that support the same window system. For more details, see the Eclipse Project Plan 3.7 Reference Platforms.
Datastore Agent Reference Platforms
The Datastore protocol is the default protocol shipped with RSE for accessing remote file systems, process info and shells. It requires a Datastore server (agent) running on the remote system. This Datastore agent is shipped as plain Java Source Code together with the RSE distribution. It should run fine on any Java Platform, with additional Data Miner Plug-ins that may be OS specific.
We will test and verify the Datastore agent on the following Reference Platforms, which are a subset of the Platforms we test the RSE UI on:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linx 4, Intel x86, Sun 1.5.0_14 VM
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Intel x86, IBM 1.4.2 sr 7 VM
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5, Power, Apple J2SE 5 sr 4 VM