The Ecore Tools component provides a complete environment to create, edit and maintain Ecore models. This component eases handling of Ecore models with a Graphical Ecore Editor and bridges to other existing Ecore tools (Validation, Search, Compare, Emfatic, generators...). The Graphical Ecore Editor implements multi-diagram support, a custom tabbed properties view, validation feedbacks, refactoring capabilities... The long-term goal is to provide the same level of services as does JDT for Java.
See Ecore_Tools/New_and_Noteworthy for a summary of its features and functionality.
See the component proposal
- Model oriented Outline View : possibility to DND a model element into the diagram area to show its graphical representation
- Tabbed Properties View : provide advanced capabilities to edit the ecore model
- Diagram example from Ecore.ecore model : maintain this as an example and show editor capabilities through this model
Use the EMFT Update Site.
- Model Management
210771: Initialize a diagram from an existing ecore
- 210769 : Open diagram using URI
210767: Be able to add dependencies to other models
212405: Add Hierarchy View (as in the JDT) to navigate along Inheritance links
212406: Add References View used to navigate along EReference links
212407: Provide an Ecore perspective and nature
212299: Ecore Tools missing source features?
- Graphical improvements
210796: Improve creation wizard
210768: Multi-diagram support
210774: Ease creation and modification of EOpposite references
211766: Diagram EOpposite references representation
210772: Have the possibility to hide graphical objects
210777: Add a "Link with diagram" button in the outline
- 211761 : Diagram editor outline highlights diagram elements
- 212409 : Add EMF Generics support
- 211842 : Different colors for different kinds of EClass
211850: Display the name of the EPackage when different from the current one
211852: Enable Delete From diagram action
211853: Impossible to delete EAttributes and EOperations
211854: Display return type of EOperation
211856: Add "Hide connection" and "Show all connections" actions
211851: Label icons are missing
- External tools integration
This roadmap is a more human readable view of what is available in the Bug List of the Ecore Tools component.
The Ecore Tools component will be released in June, 2008 and will be part of the Ganymede Simultaneous release.
The initial component developers are :
- David Sciamma (Anyware Technologies), project lead
- Gilles Cannenterre (Anyware Technologies)
- Jacques Lescot (Anyware Technologies)