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This page provides the required docuware for the EMF Core 2.8.0 Release Review, as part of the upcoming Juno Simultaneous Release.


The EMF project is a modeling framework and code generation facility for building tools and other applications based on a structured data model. From a model specification described in XMI, EMF provides tools and runtime support to produce a set of Java classes for the model, along with a set of adapter classes that enable viewing and command-based editing of the model, and a basic editor.

As of 2.8.0, EMF core also includes support for Xcore, an Xtext grammar for Ecore that extends Xbase to support the specification of operation bodies, derived feature logic, and data type conversion logic.

Other than the addition of Xcore, Juno release was primarily maintenance with a few interesting aspects were added, including highly-optimized resource look-up support for a resource set.


  • Enhanced resource lookup performance via ResourceSetImpl.ResourceLocator.
  • [Xcore] support.

Accordance with project plan themes and priorities

  • Compliance - 0 committed, 0 deferred
  • Release Currency - 0 committed, 0 deferred
  • Usability - 0 committed, 0 deferred

See http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?planurl=http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/emf/emf/project-info/plan.xml&component=EMF

Non-Code Aspects


  • 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 not been employed; no time.


  • Xcore tools.

Tool Usability

  • Sample tools haven't changed significantly.


Nothing significant has been deprecated.


Bugzilla snapshot for Juno as of June 5, 2012.



Ecore is isomorphic to the OMG's EMOF specification.

UI Usability

  • EMF core provides only a sample user interface.
  • EMF Xcore provides higher-quality textual tools.


EMF Core is a “+1” component in the simultaneous release, but there is a base build that's +0 and the Xcore build that's +3.

M1	08/15/2011	
M2	09/26/2011	
M3	11/07/2011	
M4	12/12/2011	
M5	01/30/2012	
M6	03/12/2012	API freeze
M7	05/07/2012	Feature Freeze
RC1	05/21/2012	
RC2	05/28/2012	
RC3	06/04/2012	
RC4	06/11/2012	
Juno	06/27/2012


  • Interaction in Bugzilla
  • Activity on the EMF newsgroup
  • Collaboration with other projects at Eclipse

Commiter Changes

No commiter change.

IP Issues

The EMF Core 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 "Eclipse Modeling Project“.
  • 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 EMF Core Project IP log in located at http://www.eclipse.org/projects/ip_log.php?projectid=modeling.emf.emf

Project Plan

The current project plan is available from http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?planurl=http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/emf/emf/project-info/plan.xml&component=EMF.

Draft development plan for EMF Core 2.9.0 is not yet available.