Eclipse Linux Tools 4.0.0 Release Review

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The 4.0.0 release of Linux Tools is a major release which will be contributed as part of Mars SR0.   This major release is notable for the removal of the LTTng features and plug-ins which have moved to the Trace Compass project and the new Docker Tooling support which add docker command functionality to Eclipse.  In addition, the release contains a number of bug-fixes for issues raised since Luna SR2.

API Certification

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Architectural Issues

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


Security Issues

There are no security issues.

Usability Details

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

End of Life

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 (

We have a centralized update site and use 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: (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

This release is part of Mars