EMF Compare/User Guide
- 1 Getting Started
- 2 Usage
- 3 Other Materials
Installing EMF Compare
Using the bundled Eclipse marketplace client you can install EMF Compare in one click. Just type "emf compare", click on search, and then on install.
EMF has been part of the Eclipse release train since Galileo, you can install it using the following update sites, depending on your platform. Note that the following are not meant to be visited in your internet browser; they must be pasted in the Help > Install New Software dialog of your Eclipse, as p2 repositories.
http://download.eclipse.org/releases/galileo http://download.eclipse.org/releases/helios http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo http://download.eclipse.org/releases/juno
Please note that the EMF Compare development team does its best to maintain downward compatibility towards Galileo (Eclipse 3.5). 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.
Once activated you can compare your file (locally or from any Configuration Management System supported by the Team API) using the compare with menu.
The following areas are highlighted in the picture
- the differences found on the models
- the version 1 model
- the version 2 model
- the "export difference" button
- Move to next/Move to previous difference
- Merge the current difference (left to right, or right to left)
- Merge all non conflicting differences (left to right, or right to left)
- Display properties differences
Text Attribute Comparison
Since the 1.2 release EMF compare provides the ability to compare models with graphical modelers.
Have a look on the following demos :
The Eclipse Platform logical model API allows to hook in all the workspace and team operations to adapt the user request. It enables, for instance, to add in a commit request new files which are required to keep model consistency.