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Trace Compass 3.3.0 is a minor release that ships with the Oxygen.3 update release.
This release will be part of Oxygen.3.
The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
The release is a small increment of our previous 3.2.0/Oxygen.2 update release.
There are no architectural changes for the core framework.
The data-driven analysis internal design has been rewritten to separate compilation unit and execution. This allows for better validation of the XML analysis.
More support for the provisional Data Provider APIs have been provided for both XY views and Time Graph views to decouple UI and Core components. Several views have been updated to this new APIs. The support in other views will be gradually added. The APIs will be made public once all views are migrated.
There are no security issues.
Trace Compass documentation is kept up-to-date for added and changed features. The developer and user guides are available as Eclipse help plug-ins and are part of the installable features. The latest released versions are also available on the Eclipse Foundation's web page.
We have no end-of-life issues to discuss at this time.
A few API has been deprecated. New APIs have been added for later replacement. They will be removed in the 4.0 release for Photon.
Trace Compass comes with multipe built-in trace parsers for the following standard:
GDB traces for debugging
Best Trace Format for OSEK
The libpcap (PAcket CAPture) format, for network traces
Trace Compass provides a remote tracer control for LTTng Kernel and UST Tracers for configuring of trace sessions. It supports the MI versions 2.0 and 3.0.
For the integration of the command-line analysis Trace Compass is able to consume analysis results specified by the LTTng Analysis Machine Interface.
9 active committers from 3 different organizations
Trace Compass can be setup using Oomph.
User interaction via Bugzilla, IRC chat (#tracecompass) and mailing list (email@example.com)
Bugzilla has been used for planning and bug tracking
Centralized update site and download page for the standalone RCP
Strong relationship with the LTTng project. Project members interact with this community via mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Trace Compass is part of the Eclipse C/C++ EPP. One committer is also committer in CDT.
Trace Compass has been the preferred Trace Analysis Tool for students as part of the trace research projects with the Polytechnique Montreal university. Many new features and enhancements for Trace Compass have been a direct outcome of the reseach projects. See below for a link to the current active research track: