The EMF Compare project is part of EMF (Eclipse Modeling Framework).
EMF Compare brings model comparison to the EMF framework, this tool provides generic support for any kind of metamodel in order to compare and merge models. The objectives of this component are to provide a stable and efficient generic implementation of model comparison and to provide an extensible framework for specific needs.
The comparison process is divided in 2 phases: matching and differencing. The matching phase browses the model version figuring out which element comes from which other one, then the differencing process browses the matching result and create the corresponding delta. This delta may itself be serialized as a model.
The EMF Compare development team does its best to maintain downward compatibility towards Europa (3.3). Following is the compatibility chart :
|EMF Compare||Eclipse 3.2 - EMF 2.2||Eclipse 3.3 - EMF 2.3||Eclipse 3.4 - EMF 2.4||Eclipse 3.5 - EMF 2.5||Eclipse 3.6 - EMF 2.6||Eclipse 3.7 - EMF 2.7||Eclipse 3.8 - EMF 2.8|
An empty cell indicates that the compatibility hasn't been tested for a particular combination.
04/11/2011 - Talk given at Eclipse Con Europe 2011: EMFCompare improvements: fulfilling requirements of the Modeling Platform Working Group.
20/07/2010 - First buckminsterized EMF Compare build
23/06/2010 - EMF Compare 1.1.0 released with Eclipse Helios
10/06/2009 - Graduation to EMF Graduation Review
20/03/2008 - Short talk given at EclipseCon 2008 An update on EMF Compare
10/10/2007 - Talk given at Eclipse Summit Europe 2007 EMF Compare : One year later.
The project developers are:
Cédric Brun (Obeo), project lead
Laurent Goubet (Obeo)
Mikaël Barbero (Obeo)
Cédric Notot (Obeo)