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The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
The CDT Debug Integration framework, CDI, has been removed. It has not been maintained for many years. Integrators must now use the Debug Services Framework, DSF, or program to the Eclipse Platform Debug APIs directly as TCF does.
After years of struggling with the CDT managed build system to integrate with external managed build systems such as qmake and cmake, a new build system has been constructed. It is much lighter weight and gives the integrator full control of the build process will maintaining core CDT features such as parsing and error reporting. As it matures, it might become functional enough to replace the existing managed build system, or at least support it as a layer above.
CDT no longer depends on RSE. Instead, the newer, more maintained org.eclipse.remote plugin is used for CDT remote debugging.
We are not aware of any security issues.
Not much improvement on the documentation front although some commits have targeted documentation.
Once again, CDT was represented at EclipseCon and the presentations made available to the general community.
To support the Arduino plug-ins, a Marketplace entry has been made and a how-to video has been produced.
The Launch Bar is a major innovation in user experience intended to simply the Eclipse Launch framework. This will be useful to CDT users launching their projects on remote devices. Exemplary use of this exists for the Arduino plug-ins. The Qt plug-ins are also set up to use this though remote launching currently is not enabled.
CDT continues to expand it's support for C++ standards as they evolve. C++ 14 is mostly there and support for C++ 17 has begun.
Our committers continue their involvement with 3 new committers added this year. An effort is being put to improve the responsiveness towards contributions from the developer community.
Some greater efforts have been seen to answer user questions on the forum and on StackOverflow.
For the third year in a row, a CDT Summit was held at EclipseCon NA with 6 committers and 12 non-committers attending.
For a second year in a row, a second CDT Summit, this one in Ottawa, will be held in September.