Papyrus Developer Guide
To ease the development on Papyrus, each member of the team works with basically the same configuration.
By far the easiest way to manage this is using the Eclipse Oomph Installer to manage your Papyrus development workbench.
Papyrus Oomph Setup Model
The Eclipse Oomph Installer provides a set-up model for Papyrus, making it easier than ever to get a complete Eclipse workbench up and running for development on the Papyrus source code. Just download the Oomph Installer from the linked wiki page and follow the simple wizard to create your IDE and import the Papyrus source projects that you want to work on.
Pick any product you like on the first page, but be sure it's the latest release of that product for the Papyrus stream you're working on. For example, if you're working on the Luna service stream of Papyrus, you need the Luna release of Eclipse. On the second page, expand Eclipse.org / Papyrus to see the various components that you can import to work on. Pick any combination of the leaf-level sub-(sub-)projects, even all of them if you like. In the third page where you specify variables such as install location, workspace location, git clone, etc. be sure to choose "Luna" for the Target Platform. This ensures that you will be set up to work on Papyrus Luna (SR1), which is the only development stream currently supported by the setup model (until Mars development gets under way).
Contributing your changes is easy because Oomph will clone the Papyrus Git repository for you and configure Gerrit push.
Amongst possibly other details, the setup model configures:
- your IDE with all of the tools needed to edit and build the source projects you choose
- your workspace with a Git clone and the source projects imported from it that you choose
- a PDE target that includes all of the dependencies required by Papyrus plus the latest nightly build of Papyrus, itself, so that you can import only a subset of the (many) source projects but still run the complete Papyrus toolset in a run-time workbench
- Mylyn queries for current open bugs and enhancements in the Papyrus bugzilla database
- Mylyn queries for the status of the latest Papyrus automated builds, including tests
- Mylyn queries for open Gerrit reviews
- preferences enforcing the Papyrus standard compiler and code formatter/template settings
Please raise bugs if you see any problems in the setup configuration.
On the first page, the simplest option is to start with the Eclipse Standard package because the setup model will add everything else you need for working on Papyrus's various code and models:
On the second page, pick whatever Papyrus components you need to import into the workspace:
Following is a description of the basic configuration:
- The latest Eclipse Modeling (Or Standard) release
-  JAutoDoc
- Configure the header template according to your company: Eclipse Preferences -> Java -> JAutodoc
- Java 1.6:
- Eclipse Preferences -> Java -> Compiler
- Eclipse Preferences -> Java -> Installed JREs
- VM Arguments for debug mode:
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.6 -Xms768m -Xmx1024m -XX:PermSize=256m -XX:MaxPermSize=384m -XX:+CMSClassUnloadingEnabled
Required External Plugins
Papyrus requires some external plugins in order to compile.
The following page maintain a list of Papyrus Required External Plugins
The specifications are available here: Luna plan
Getting the code
Connecting to the git repository
The code is available under git at this location ssh://email@example.com/gitroot/papyrus/org.eclipse.papyrus.git or http://git.eclipse.org/c/papyrus/org.eclipse.papyrus.git See the Papyrus project developer resources page for more details
To know if a downloaded plugin should compile, you can have a look to a Papyrus installation. If the plugin comes with the installation, it should compile!
- The following plugins are not distributed and could be closed (deprecated, not yet provided in the Papyrus distribution or for developpers only):
all plugins of the layer 'developer', except if you need to generate diagrams (in this case you should install GMF Tooling as well) oep.infra.emf.editor oep.infra.emf.embeddededitor oep.infra.emf.newchild oep.team.svn
- Only the follwing projects are currently provided by the Papyrus extra-plugins update site. The others projects can be closed.(They are deprecated, not yet provided in the Papyrus distribution or for developpers only):
org.eclipse.papyrus.compare.report.ui org.eclipse.papyrus.compare.report org.eclipse.papyrus.diagramtemplate.edit org.eclipse.papyrus.diagramtemplate.editor org.eclipse.papyrus.diagramtemplate org.eclipse.papyrus.eclipse.project.editors org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.gmfdiag.css.configuration org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.gmfdiag.css.properties org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.gmfdiag.css.theme org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.gmfdiag.css.xtext.ui org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.gmfdiag.css.xtext org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.gmfdiag.css org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.gridAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.horizontalAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.horizontalSymmetryAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.horizontalTreeAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.radialAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.springAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.treeAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.verticalAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.algorithms.verticalSymmetryAlgorithm org.eclipse.papyrus.layout.subeditor.gmf org.eclipse.papyrus.layout org.eclipse.papyrus.marte.properties org.eclipse.papyrus.marte.static.profile org.eclipse.papyrus.marte.vsl org.eclipse.papyrus.migration.properties.model org.eclipse.papyrus.uml.export
- The tests plug-ins are located under tests/junit/plugins or tests/junit/extraplugins. Other test projects are not necessarily maintained
Retrieve configuration files
The Papyrus Code Templates and Java Formatter files are available under the Papyrus repository in the folder doc/DeveloperDocuments/templates/
FAQ How do I control the Java formatter
FAQ How can templates make me the fastest coder ever
The note explains how to install the templates in your environment.
- Papyrus architecture is explained here: Papyrus Architecture
- Papyrus generation mechanism is explained here: Papyrus Developer Guide/Papyrus diagram generation
Papyrus Code Standards
- Java Doc - every class, method and field including private ones should be documented with Java Doc
- No abbreviations - the class, methods and variables should have meaningful names
- Formatting - the code should be formatted in accordance with format templates
- Always use brackets in conditions, loops, ...
- Compile - the modified code and other plugins should be compilable. Be sure to use Java 1.5 code compatibility. Check other plugins that could be influenced before commiting!
- Standard Java Rules coding - Unless specified differently, the Java Standard Coding rules should be applied: no abbreviations, variables starting with lower case; class and types with upper case; Composed name separated with upper case; no underscore in names; ...
- In case of doubt - check existing code from those following the rules :-)
Papyrus Plug-ins and Features
Papyrus Coding guidelines
A few points may be a little tricky when coding for Papyrus. Among them:
Papyrus Plugin Naming Scheme and Folders Structure
- Papyrus plugins naming scheme and folder structure used to locate and name plugins is described here: Papyrus_Plugin_Naming_Scheme
Structure and behavior of papyrus
- Presentation of the papyrus stucture and the behavior of some parts Papyrus Developer Guide/Papyrus Structure Behavior
Papyrus Command Execution, History, Undo/Redo
- This first document describes the usage of editing domains and gmf/gef/emf commands. See this detailed article Papyrus Developer Guide/Editing Domains and Commands.
- This second document tries to explain how the differents Eclipse Command frameworks work and how they are related. It also explains how commands should be executed in Papyrus, in order to have correct undo/redo.
- Following UML model with code reverse can also be useful:
The ServiceRegistry is one of the main Papyrus component. The idea is that each Papyrus feature should be a service registered to the ServiceRegistry.
The ServiceRegistry should be accessible from any code. It allows to retrieve the components you need to perform your task.
A new implementation of the ServiceRegistry is submitted. The new ServiceRegistry is discused here Papyrus Developer Guide/Service Registry
How To ...
Commit, Report Bugs, patchs (Code Contributing)
- How To - related to reporting bugs, patching, commit, ... Papyrus Developer Guide/How To- Code Contributing
Papyrus Code Examples
- How to - Related to Papyrus code,Papyrus Developer Guide/How To Code Examples
- Papyrus Log is explained here Papyrus Developer Guide/Papyrus Log
Currently Papyrus provides 2 editors kinds : Diagrams and Table. How to add your own editor kind is explained here Papyrus Developper Guide/How to - Add your own editor in Papyrus
How to add JUnit tests to the build: Papyrus Developer Guide/Add JUnit Test Bundle
Useful utilities for JUnit tests: Papyrus Developer Guide/JUnit Test Framework
Write Documentation for Papyrus
How to - Related to documentation Papyrus Developer Guide/Writing Documentation
Papyrus additional components
To add extra features to the Papyrus Discover, you should edit the files located here: ssh://USER_ID@git.eclipse.org/gitroot/www.eclipse.org/papyrus.git
Papyrus as a Modeling component
Papyrus is available from the Modeling Package, using the discovery UI of this package. This contribution is made by the project located here: git://git.eclipse.org/gitroot/www.eclipse.org/modeling/amalgam.git,
the file is located in the folders discovery/downloads/RELEASE_NAME
Papyrus (Nat)Table Developper Documentation
- The documentation for developpers is available here Table Developper Documentation
Papyrus Diagram Developper Documentation
- The documentation for developpers is available here Diagram Developper Documentation
Papyrus Embedded Editors Documentation
- The documentation for developers is available here Embedded Editors Developer Documentation
Papyrus Build Process
- Papyrus build process on Athena is explained here Papyrus Developer Guide/Build Process.
New plugin Submition Process
New plugin should follow the submition process describe here: Papyrus New Plugin Submission Process