JBoss Tools is a set of Eclipse plugins and features that can be installed from the
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
Visual Page Editor
Also, as they were declared obsolete a while ago, we are removing the following components: