JBoss Tools 3.0.x Roadmap

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    JBoss Tools 3.0.x Road map

    [now closed see JBossToolsRoadmap for more uptodate]


    This page outlines the  focus areas we will be working on for JBoss Tools 3.x.

    This is a  work in progress and if you think something is missing/incorrect then  please raise it on our mailing list or forums or simply adjust the page  if it is a minor correction.


    Detailed road map with concrete issues and bug fixes  is to be found in our jira


    For the moment this roadmap is split up  in three sections, "General", "Web 2.0" and "SOA" to group the  functionality according to their main target audience. Even though they  are split up in different sections it does not mean they do not overlap,  e.g. JBoss AS, Project Archives and Hibernate will all be relevant for  SOA even though they are in Web 2.0 and the same goes for jBPM and  Drools which are also relevant for Web 2.0 even though they are in SOA.  The division is merely to group these according to the focus of the  teams that are primarily working on these. Collaboration will be needed


    JbdsRoadMap  captures JBDS specific issues.






    JbtUpgradeTo3x should be filled in with the user visible changes in  configuration/installation.[INCOMPLETE]


    Web 2.0


    Web  2.0 is focusing around Seam and related functionality. Note: This does  not mean that the features depend on Seam, having a good experience in  context of Seam is though the overall goal.


    p.s. if  anyone has a better name than Web 2.0 - please speak up


    JBoss AS


    JbtHarSarEsbDepoymentSupport  many users have been having problems with deploying HAR, SAR, ESB etc.  archives in JBT. We should make that easier. Suggested solutions is to  look into having a WTP module type for these and/or provide a way to  control which suffix (.har,.sar,.esb vs. default .jar) will be used when  deploying. [INCOMPLETE]


    JbtJBossASDeploymentControl  today all deployments via our JBoss adapter will be exploded. That is  not always what you would like to happen. Having more control per  module/project on how deployment should be would make sense. [NOTDONE]


    JbtJBoss5Support  JBoss 5 should be a first class citizen for us.[DONE]


    Project  Archives


    Input needed.




    JbtHibernateDaliSupport  Dali is part of Ganymede and we should provide a Hibernate platform to  Dali, enabling Hibernate specific features to be used easily in JPA  projects.[DONE]


    JbtDecouplingHibernateFromTools  currently we use the bundled Hibernate jars to load the users classes  and execute the queries and code generation. Tying us to a very specific  version of Hibernate, we should investigate launching as many of these  functionalities in an external process.[NOTDONE]


    JbtHibernateConsoleValidation  currently we have only several exceptions in case something is wrong  during building of internal model. It should be done in Eclipse way with  incremental builder and should post error markers with Quick Fixes  available. [NOTDONE]


    JbtForwardEngineering  currently only Reverse Engineering is supported, so it  takes a while  make several classes persistent from scratch  http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBIDE-2077 [DONE]




    JbtDecoupleSeamFacet  have proper Seam facet and introduce our own "overall" project wizard.[DONE]


    JbtSeamPagesXmlEditor  the most voted for feature in JBT was graphical support for pages.xml  editing. We will add that. [DONE]


    JbtSeamELRefactoring  [INCOMPLETE]


    Visual Page Editor


    JbtXulRunner19  [NOTDONE]


    Bring back caret for VPE [DONE]

    Because:  the visual editor is really hard to use without knowing where you are.


    -  Support relative path in non-web projects. [DONE]


    -  EL resolving [DONE]


    - Support CDATA [NOTDONE]


    -  Recreate DnD feature. [DONE]


    http://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBIDE-1304  - Docbook XML editor (please, look at comments) [NOTDONE]


    http://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBIDE-1601  - XML Schema or DTD for VPE templates [DONE]


    http://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBIDE-1600  - Template Designer (we need at least documentation how to develop  templates) [NOTDONE]


    - Richfaces 3.2 components [DONE]


    Bring  an editing possibility to visual part of VPE. For example the slider  has two values the min and the max. We should be able to edit this  values in visual part. [DONE]

    Because: it is the visual  page editor.


    To improve performance on large files [DONE]

    Because:  our editor must be convenient.




    Add  more templates of projects.[?]

    Because: I think we should  give more points to start to our users.


    - Exclude  .vpe.adf and vpe.tomahawk plugins because they are out of date. [DONE]


    -  Add unit tests with content checking for templates. [DONE]


    -  Add CSS editor dialog [DONE]


    - Switch XulRunner  in design mode [DONE]


    - Support of DOCTYPE  declaration [DONE]


    - Process invisible tags.[DONE]






    JbtUnifyElCodeCompletion  [INCOMPLETE]


    JbtBeautifyElCodeCompletion [INCOMPLETE]




    JbtMetawidgetSupport [INCOMPLETE]




    JbtBasicPortalSupport  [DONE]






    JbtESBXmlEditor  [DONE]




    Enable support for JBossWS in WTP [DONE]




    Input  needed




    Input needed




    Transformation editor for  Smooks [INCOMPLETE]




    Error  messages, logging, defaults.


    Continuous build/Quality


    unittests,  pmd, coverage, publishing the results


    Establish  several related builds for JBossTools, JBossTools Tests, JBossTools  Docs,JBDS, JBDS Tests(if we are going to have some, as example, we need  test to check that JBoss EAP Server is created after JBDS first start),  JBDS Docs.


    Create JBossTools Update Site for Nightly  builds for QA, to simplify installation.


    Make it easy  to identify what version, branch, build a given installation is running  on (JBDS-288)




    JBoss Tools  does not have anything platform specific functionality besides the  Visual Page Editor which uses XULRunner.


    Thus if you do  not use the Visual Page Editor any platform Eclipse runs on JBoss  Tools  will run on.


    For VPE, the planned platforms are  Windows XP/Vista, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit and Mac OS X.



    Runtime  support


    EAP 4.x and SOA-P 4.x should be supported  (different levels of support)


    JBoss 5.0 and EAP 5.0  when they become available should be supported.




    Context  help for JBoss Tools - http://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBDS-264http://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBIDE-1886