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Graphical Modeling Framework/Get Involved

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GMF Notation: View CVS repo

GMF Runtime: View CVS repo
GMF Tooling: View Git Repo, GitHub

Interact with community

You can help other people who are using GMF by contributing to the forum http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/f/16/ . If you don't like the forum, you can use org eclipse,modeling.gmf newsgroup which is another way to access the same info.

Report bugs

Here is the place to report bug and track progress: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=GMP

Get the source

The source code of the GMF project can be found in the CVS repository

Browse the repository:


See the build instructions

For GMF Tooling, you can also simply use mvn clean install from org.eclipse.gmf.tooling/releng/org.eclipse.gmf.tooling-parent. Note that this is currently not the official build, but it is efficient enought to use for your testing.

Create patch

Once you got the source code of GMF and found a modification you wish to contribute, just create a patch and attach it to the related bug. Then committers will review it and perform tests with the patch, If everything is fine, it gets committed.

Interact with developers

For specific topics, the BugTracker is the preferred way to interact with project committers. But if you have more general questions, you can follow the gmf-dev mailing list and ask you questions here.

If you are interested about the release engineering of GMF, the good place to ask is gmf-releng.


There are many articles about contributing to Eclipse projects like Remy Suens blog or the Mylyn Contributor reference.

There is a complete GMF developer guide

Becoming a committer

If you successfully contributed good patches, you deserve to become a committer. Someone should invite you to become a committer. If not, and you think you deserve to be a committer, just ask the gmf-dev mailing-list.

See also