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Deprecating and removing components from JBoss Tools

posted by Jeff Maury on Nov 09, 2022.

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JBoss Tools is a set of Eclipse plugins and features that can be installed from the Eclipse marketplace.

It represents a huge code base and is divided into bigger artificats that are called components. The component grouping of plugins and features represents major and independant functionnality: there is one component for OpenShift and another one for Quarkus for example.

So there are components that have been started a while ago as the JBoss Tools code base is quite old and other ones that have been started quite recently (eg Quarkus).

So there are components that are related to a technology that is not anymore widely used so the component code base is not updated at all.

Those components are candidates to be removed from the bits that are published with each JBoss Tools release.

So we decided to follow the following policy for those components:

  • such a component will first be declared obsolete but will still be part of the next Jboss Tools release. It will be listed as such in the release notes

  • then this component will be removed from the following JBoss Tools release

We think that let users react accordingly as they will have at least 3 monthes before the component is removed from the distribution.

So in the next JBoss Tools release (4.26.0.Final), we are declaring obsolete the following components:

  • WebServices

  • JSF

  • Seam

  • Batch

  • Visual Page Editor

  • Central installation

Also, as they were declared obsolete a while ago, we are removing the following components:

  • Forge

  • Livereload

  • Angular

  • JSDT

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