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Trace Compass 4.0 is a major release with API breakage, new features, and bug fixes.
This release will be part of Photon.
The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
New plugins has been introduced
Some provisionnal API has been officially published
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.
In this release the user will be able to filter the time events in the graphs views. A time graph views is Gantt chart with links between tasks. Now the time graph views have a dialog box where the user can specify regexes to filter the time events in the view.
It is now also possible to enable/disable XML analysis from the tracing preference pages.
We have no end-of-life issues to discuss at this time.
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.
6 active committers from 2 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: