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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 framework technology to create rich graphical applications, standalone as well as integrated with the Eclipse Workbench UI, as well as end-user tools in terms of a [http://www.graphviz.org Graphiz] DOT authoring component ([[GEF/GEF4/DOT/User_Guide|DOT]]) and a tag cloud renderer component ([[GEF/GEF4/Cloudio/User_Guide|Cloudio]]).
  
* '''Draw2d''' (org.eclipse.draw2d) - A layout and rendering toolkit for displaying graphics on an [[SWT]] Canvas.
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The current [[GEF/GEF4|GEF4]] production components are: [[GEF/GEF4/Common|Common]], [[GEF/GEF4/Geometry|Geometry]], [[GEF/GEF4/FX|FX]], [[GEF/GEF4/MVC|MVC]], [[GEF/GEF4/Graph|Graph]], [[GEF/GEF4/Layout|Layout]], [[GEF/GEF4/Zest|Zest]], [[GEF/GEF4/DOT|DOT]], and [[GEF/GEF4/Cloudio|Cloudio]]). They are lightweight by intention and (with the exception of Cloudio) are based on [http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/javase-clienttechnologies.htm JavaFX] as a modern rich-client rendering technology.
* '''GEF (MVC)''' (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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The legacy production 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 releases but will not fix any issues that require to break its API.
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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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* [[GEF/New and Noteworthy | GEF New and Noteworthy]]
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* [https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/tools.gef GEF Project Dashboard ]
GEF is a mature project with stable API. To develop innovations without interfering with the Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x and Zest 1.x development stream, we have started to work on a [[GEF/GEF4 |'''GEF4''']] provisional component.
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* [[GEF/Adopter Guide | GEF Adopter Guide]] & [[GEF/Contributor Guide | GEF Contributor Guide]]
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=== Information for Consumers (Developers) ===
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* New and Noteworthy [[GEF/New and Noteworthy/3.8 | 3.8 (stable) ]], [[GEF/New and Noteworthy/3.9 | 3.9 (development)]]
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* [[GEF/Articles, Tutorials, Slides | Articles, Tutorials, Slides]]
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* [[GEF/Reference Documentation | Reference Documentation]] (Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x and Zest 1.x)
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* [[GEF/Examples | Examples]] (Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x and Zest 1.x)
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* [[GEF/Developer FAQ | Developer FAQ]] (Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x and Zest 1.x)
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* [[GEF/Troubleshooting Guide | Troubleshooting Guide]] (Draw2d/GEF (MVC) 3.x and Zest 1.x)
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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 06:42, 8 June 2016

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The Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) provides framework technology to create rich graphical applications, standalone as well as integrated with the Eclipse Workbench UI, as well as end-user tools in terms of a Graphiz DOT authoring component (DOT) and a tag cloud renderer component (Cloudio).

The current GEF4 production components are: Common, Geometry, FX, MVC, Graph, Layout, Zest, DOT, and Cloudio). They are lightweight by intention and (with the exception of Cloudio) are based on JavaFX as a modern rich-client rendering technology.

The legacy production 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 releases but will not fix any issues that require to break its API.

General Information for Adopters and Contributors/Committers