SOA Policy Tools Project Proposal
Proposed project to build on the GUI-based STP Policy Editor.
SOA Policy Tools has been proposed as a new
This project will build on the STP Policy Editor, which provides
a GUI-based editor for creating and editing XML documents that
conform to the Web Services Policy. It will also enable team-based
functionality for sharing, versioning, and comparing these Web
Services Policy documents.
The SOA project proposes expanding this editor into a toolkit
for policy handling, which will include editors, connectors,
repositories, libraries, storage, validation, management,
manipulation and extraction related to policies.
In addition, SOA Policy Tools plans to identify Aspects within
STP Policy Editor which could be of general interest to other
Eclipse projects, and provide them as separate bundles in an effort
to encourage re-use.
The SOA Policy Tools project will consist of a policy structure
editor, an extensible framework for the creation of editors from
annotated XML Scheme, and a validation framework.
The proposal outlines a possible integration with Mangrove, SCA
tools and BPMN modeler. The initial project team will consist of
the current committers to the existing STP Policy Editor component.
A first milestone release is currently planned for August,