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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 [http://www.eclipse.org/gef/ Graphical Editing Framework (GEF)] provides Eclipse-integrated end-user tools in terms of a [http://www.graphviz.org Graphiz] authoring (DOT editor, DOT Graph view) and a word cloud rendering environment (Tag Cloud view), as well as framework components (Common, Geometry, FX, MVC, Graph, Layout, Zest, DOT, and Cloudio) to create rich graphical Java client applications, Eclipse-integrated or standalone.
  
* '''[[Draw2d]]''' (org.eclipse.draw2d) - A layout and rendering toolkit for displaying graphics on an [[SWT]] Canvas.
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The GEF-Legacy components [https://www.eclipse.org/gef/draw2d/index.php Draw2d 3.x], [https://www.eclipse.org/gef/gef_mvc/index.php GEF (MVC) 3.x], and [https://www.eclipse.org/gef/zest/index.php Zest 1.x] are still maintained but will not be developed further. As they are still an integral part of the Eclipse ecosystem we continue to provide service or minor releases if contributions are provided by the community but will not fix any issues that require to break its API.
* '''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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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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=== General Information for [https://www.eclipse.org/projects/dev_process/#2_3_3_Adopters Adopters] and [https://www.eclipse.org/projects/dev_process/#2_3_1_Committers Contributors/Committers] ===
 
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* [https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/tools.gef GEF@projects.eclipse.org ]
=== Current Status ===
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* [https://github.com/eclipse/gef#eclipse-graphical-editing-framework-gef GEF@github.com]
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 [[GEF/GEF4 | here]].
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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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Latest revision as of 09:54, 15 May 2017

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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) provides Eclipse-integrated end-user tools in terms of a Graphiz authoring (DOT editor, DOT Graph view) and a word cloud rendering environment (Tag Cloud view), as well as framework components (Common, Geometry, FX, MVC, Graph, Layout, Zest, DOT, and Cloudio) to create rich graphical Java client applications, Eclipse-integrated or standalone.

The GEF-Legacy components Draw2d 3.x, GEF (MVC) 3.x, and Zest 1.x are still maintained but will not be developed further. As they are still an integral part of the Eclipse ecosystem we continue to provide service or minor releases if contributions are provided by the community but will not fix any issues that require to break its API.

General Information for Adopters and Contributors/Committers

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