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The 4.2.0 release of Linux Tools will be a minor release adding the new Vagrant support plug-ins as well as adding some new functionality to the Docker Tooling plug-ins such as a Run Image launch configuration plus fixing some bugs.
The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
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
There are no security issues.
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
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 (email@example.com)
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