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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) project provides technology to realize rich graphical editors and views for the Eclipse Workbench. It bundles three components:
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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) project provides technology to realize rich graphical editors and views. It is currently developed in two streams, namely:
  
* '''[[Draw2d]]''' (org.eclipse.draw2d) - A layout and rendering toolkit for displaying graphics on an [[SWT]] Canvas.
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* '''GEF''' (org.eclipse.gef) - An interactive MVC framework built on top of [[Draw2d]], which fosters the implementation of rich graphical editors for the Eclipse Workbench.
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* '''[[Zest]]''' (org.eclipse.zest) - A visualization toolkit based on Draw2d, which enables implementation of graphical views for the Eclipse Workbench.
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| [[Image:GEF_Logic_Example.png|300px|link=GEF/GEF3|Draw2d / GEF (MVC) 3.x & Zest 1.x]] || [[Image:GEF4_MVC_FX_UI_Example.png|300px|link=GEF/GEF4| GEF4]]
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| [[GEF/GEF3 | Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x & Zest 1.x]] || [[GEF/GEF4 | GEF4]]
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While the [http://www.eclipse.org/gef main GEF website] contains the bulk of information regarding the GEF project, the type of information more appropriately hosted on a wiki is (or will be) found here, such as: FAQs, tutorials, requirements, discussions, etc.
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While the original project components Draw2d 3.x, GEF (MVC) 3.x, and Zest 1.x are still maintained, they will not be developed further. Our main development effort is currently spent on building up the next generation components in terms of [[GEF/GEF4 | GEF4]].
 
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=== Information for Consumers (Developers) ===
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* New and Noteworthy: [[GEF/New and Noteworthy/3.7 | 3.7 (stable) ]], [[GEF/New and Noteworthy/3.8 |3.8 (development)]]
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* [[GEF/Reference Documentation | Reference Documentation]]
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* [[GEF/Articles, Tutorials, Slides | Articles, Tutorials, Slides]]
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* [[GEF/Examples | Examples]]
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* [[GEF/Developer FAQ | Draw2d/GEF Developer FAQ]]
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* [[GEF/Troubleshooting Guide | Draw2d/GEF Troubleshooting Guide]]
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=== Information for Contributors & Committers ===
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* [[GEF/Contributor Guide | GEF Project Contributor Guide]]
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* [https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/gef-dev GEF Project Contributor Mailing List]
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* [[GEF/Team Meetings| GEF Project Team Meetings]]
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=== Information about GEF4 ===
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GEF is a mature project with stable API, which is bound to Eclipse API retention policy. To develop innovations without interfering with the GEF 3.x development stream, we have started to work on a provisional GEF 4.0 branch (see Bug #347636). More information can be found under [[GEF/GEF4 | GEF4]].
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Revision as of 22:01, 19 March 2014

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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) project provides technology to realize rich graphical editors and views. It is currently developed in two streams, namely:

Draw2d / GEF (MVC) 3.x & Zest 1.x GEF4
Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x & Zest 1.x GEF4

While the original project components Draw2d 3.x, GEF (MVC) 3.x, and Zest 1.x are still maintained, they will not be developed further. Our main development effort is currently spent on building up the next generation components in terms of GEF4.