There have been no updates to the plugin since the latest “beta” 4.0.3 in Feb 2019. At that time, someone commented that SailPoint was considering open-sourcing the product so that they wouldn’t have to keep maintaining it internally.
At some point, an Eclipse update is going to break the plugin. It already has some serious bugs that cause Eclipse to throw NullPointerExceptions and ClassCastExceptions in some situations, notably when the SSF FieldValue Framework is used. It inserts extra newlines into XML files on extract. It requires a plain-text password (ECLIPSE_PASS) to be in the target properties file, which is typically checked into source control.
I’d certainly be happy to contribute updates. I really want the handful of bugs fixed.
I think open sourcing our plugin is a great idea, and would love for you and other community members to help maintain it. I just wanted to let you know that I am working with our team to identify a maintainer and get this through our open source legal committee. I’ll keep this topic updated as we progress.
I see this. Let me see what I can find out. Just a heads-up, many team members are participating in an internal activity this week and I don’t have full access to them; it might take me a few days to get you an update. Let you know as soon as I do.
We are just waiting on some legal approvals to be in place to finish up our open source process.
Once that is in place, it will be the last thing we need to do to start open-sourcing some tools. We have an internal deadline of the first week of March, so I expect that it will be done far before then.
Fret not, I have good news! Our product leadership has approved our open source initiative, as has our legal team. We have to get an internal process in place now to actively review an item for release, and we’re doing that now.
Admittedly, it has taken longer than I anticipated. But the good news is, this plug-in is number one on the list for items to review as soon as our process is in place.