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The 3.1.0 release of Linux Tools is a minor release which will be contributed as part of Luna SR1. The Linux Tools project normally offers minor releases in the SR1 and SR2 release periods. This minor release contains a few enhancements such as: vastly greater performance for Libhover devhelp start-up, the addition of offering automatic rebuild for projects using gcov/gprof that have not been compiled properly, SystemTap graphing and job cancellation enhancments, and LTTng additions including live tracing support and support for reading libpcap traces.
The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
Ongoing work to integrate with tracing and profiling toolkits will enable us to have more extensible frameworks with exemplary implementations.
Despite being user-focused, we have a few components which provide extension points:
our profiling tool framework whose use is demonstrated by all of our profiling integration plug-ins: Gcov, Gprof, Perf, OProfile and Valgrind
our ChangeLog plugin which allows for extensible parsers, formatters, and editors. The extensibility of formatters is demonstrated by our RPM .spec editor
our libhover component. This plugin provides an extension point that defines a common documentation format for C library hover help
our LTTng component. This plugin provides an extension point to integrate any type of trace and an extension point for producing UML2 sequence diagrams from traces
Our project aims to conform to the Eclipse user interface guidelines.
All of our user interface components support keyboard navigation.
We support interactivity of our Valgrind charts and intend on further increasing our accessibility.
All of our strings are externalized but we currently have no language packs
Our strings are registered in Babel for use by translators
We have no end-of-life issues to discuss at this time.
Our project conforms to the following standards, some of which are ad-hoc and some which are more well-defined:
Fedora RPM packaging guidelines
Informal conventions around use of the GNU Autotools
GNU ChangeLog formatting
LTTng trace format
Our project has a strong relationship with the various Linux distributions (Fedora, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu, etc.) with many using our eclipse-build project's output for their Eclipse SDK packages
The majority of our project's interactions occur on IRC (#eclipse-linux) and our mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have a centralized update site and use eclipse.org bugzilla for all of our planning and bug tracking
We make use of our newsgroup for user feedback
Our project members often speak at conferences such as EclipseCon, the Red Hat Summit, etc.
Our team members maintain the following blogs:
http://akurtakov.blogspot.com/ (part of Planet Eclipse)
We interact often with the CDT project and make use of the GEF and CDT projects
We are growing our community of adopters