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Eclipse SimRel

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 09:12 by Ed Merks
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The Eclipse Simultaneous Release, i.e., SimRel, has been operating effectively as an Eclipse Project for many years.  With the recent migration of SimRel's Git repositories to a top-level GitHub organization, it's time to formally create it as the project associated with the eclipse-simrel GitHub organization:

SimRel provides infrastructure for coordinating the release of projects used to build Eclipse IDE and RCP applications.  It produces one of the primary inputs for building the Eclipse IDEs:



The Eclipse SimRel (Simultaneous Release) provides a formal description for aggregating multiple p2 repositories, i.e., project contributions, into a single, cohesive, self-contained p2 repository.  It provides infrastructure for validating project contributions and for producing and managing the aggregated p2 update sites. 

Why Here?

SimRel has been operating effectively as an Eclipse Project for many years. 

Project Scheduling

SimRel will continue to operate as it has for many years, producing the Eclipse IDE quarterly releases.

Future Work

We plan to provide improved documentation and to migration away from deprecated infrastructure such as


The Eclipse Simultaneous Release process works as follows:

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