Big Changes for DSDP Project

Big Changes for DSDP Project

Jessica Thornsby

The DSDP Top-Level project will be terminated; new homes for MTJ, Sequoyah, and RTSC.

Major changes are afoot at the DEVICE software development Platform (DSDP)!

The DSDP project will be subjected to a combined Restructuring/Termination, due to decreased participation in the project. DSDP was originally conceived to raise awareness of Eclipse to the embedded community.

Firstly, the Top-level project will be terminated and archived. Blinki will meet the same fate, due to complete lack of code committed in any Eclipse source code repository, plus its outdated website and metadata. Blinki was originally intended to include the open source framework WebKit for SWT, a simulated smartphone web previewer framework, and a web UI rendering kit. Also joining Blinki, is the Device Debugging project, which hasn’t seen a commit since April 2009. The Device Debugging code has already been moved to CDT. The Native Application Builder will be terminated, as there are no actual committers to the project, just a project lead.

The Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ) project will become a Subproject of Sequoyah, which has previously inherited components from TmL and Pulsar, and recently released Sequoyah 1.0.1 as part of the Helios Service Release. The Sequoyah Project will, in turn, move to Tools.

Similarly, The Real-Time Software Components (RTSC) project will move to Eclipse Technology Project Top-Level project, which is already home to projects such as Accessibility Tools Framework, BPEL Designer and Babel.

The Target Communication Framework functionality will be removed from the Target Management project, and turned into its own project. The new, TCF project will provide a vendor-neutral network protocol for communicating with embedded systems and unifying independent communication links. It should help make setup and configuration easier. The rest of the Target Management project will be moved under the Tools project.

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