Eclipse January 2.1.0 Release Review

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This is a release that further cleans up the dataset API, adds more examples and introduces units metadata. Also jars will be released to Maven Central.

Architectural Issues

Removed Apache commons lang dependency. Minor refactors have occurred that will allow further isolation from the implementation details of the API in the future

Non-Code Aspects

More examples have been added.

Conforms To UI/UX Guidelines
Not verified
Usability Details

The use of class types (in place of dataset type integers) in various method increases the type safety of the API.

End of Life

The API clean up has deprecated some method calls associated with dataset type integers. Some classes have been made internal or removed as they were not used or were never considered as part of the API: for example, BooleanIterator has been refactored.



There has been engagement on the project's github repository with issues being raised and resolved with pull requests. This project has users in DAWNScience, GDA, Eclipse Scanning project and other projects. And this release is has been undertaken in coordination with their releases.