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This page provides the required docuware for the GEF 3.8.0 Release Review, as part of the upcoming Juno Simultaneous Release.


The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) allows developers to take an existing application model and quickly create a rich graphical editor.

The GEF Project provides the GEF, Draw2D and Zest sub-components.


New in this release

Completed features as part of the Juno release can be found in the GEF project plan at

New and Noteworthy is also available at

Non-Code Aspects


APIs have not changed this release.

  • The project lead certifies that the requirements for Eclipse Quality APIs have been met for this release.
  • Metamodel definitions and corresponding implementations are considered APIs.
  • API Tooling has been employed.


  • No change.

Tool Usability

  • Tools haven't changed.


Nothing has been deprecated.


There was minimal activity in Bugzilla during the the Juno release.


Not applicable.

UI Usability

Nothing has changed.


GEF is a “+1” component in the simultaneous release.

M1	08/16/2011	
M2	09/27/2011	
M3	11/08/2011	
M4	12/13/2011	
M5	01/31/2012	
M6	03/14/2012	API freeze
M7	05/02/2012	Feature Freeze
RC1	05/16/2012	
RC2	05/23/2012	
RC3	05/30/2012	
RC4	06/06/2012	
Juno	06/22/2012


  • Interaction in Bugzilla
  • Activity on the GEF newsgroup
  • Collaboration with other projects at Eclipse
  • Some of the committers attended at EclipseCon 2012

Committer Changes

  • Anthony Hunter, Alex Boyko and Alexander Nyssen continue to be the committers on the GEF and Draw2D components within the GEF Project.
  • Ian Bull and Fabian Steeg continue to be the committers on the Zest component within the GEF Project.
  • Cherie Revells, Mark Gobeil and Nick Boldt are inactive committers.

IP Issues

The GEF component leadership verifies that:

  • the about files and use licenses are in place as per the Guidelines to Legal Documentation.
  • all contributions (code, documentation, images, etc) have been committed by individuals who are either Members of the Foundation, or have signed the appropriate Committer Agreement. In either case, these are individuals who have signed, and are abiding by, the Eclipse IP Policy.
  • all significant contributions have been reviewed by the Foundation's legal staff.
  • all non-Committer code contributions, including third-party libraries, have been documented in the release and reviewed by the Foundation's legal staff.
  • all Contribution Questionnaires have been completed.
  • the "provider" field of each plug-in is set to "“.
  • the "copyright" field of each feature is set to the copyright owner (the Eclipse Foundation is rarely the copyright owner).
  • any third-party logos or trademarks included in the distribution (icons, help file logos, etc) have been licensed under the EPL.
  • any fonts or similar third-party images included in the distribution (e.g. in PDF or EPS files) have been licensed under the EPL.

The GEF Project IP log in located at

Project Plan

The current project plan is available from

Draft development plan for next release is not yet available.

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