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*'''[[Xtext/Documentation| Reference Documentation]]''' - read about the details.
 
*'''[[Xtext/Documentation| Reference Documentation]]''' - read about the details.
 
*'''[[Xtext Workspace Setup|Workspace Setup]]''' - how to set up your workspace.
 
*'''[[Xtext Workspace Setup|Workspace Setup]]''' - how to set up your workspace.
*'''[[Xtext Documentation Engineering|Documentation Engineering]]''' - how to write documentation.
 
 
*'''[[Xtext Release Engineering|Release Engineering]]''' - how to set up the build and produce a release.
 
*'''[[Xtext Release Engineering|Release Engineering]]''' - how to set up the build and produce a release.
 
*'''[[Xtext Project Plan|Project Plan]]''' - what's coming up?.
 
*'''[[Xtext Project Plan|Project Plan]]''' - what's coming up?.

Revision as of 08:26, 18 September 2008

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TMF Xtext

Common things are easy, special things are possible

Xtext logo.png

Xtext is a framework/tool for development of external textual DSLs. Just describe your very own DSL using Xtext's simple EBNF grammar language and the generator will create a parser, an AST-meta model (implemented in EMF) as well as a full-featured Eclipse Text Editor from that.

The Framework integrates with technology from Eclipse Modeling such as EMF, GMF, M2T and parts of EMFT. Development with Xtext is optimized for short turn-arounds, so that adding new features to an existing DSL can be done in seconds. Still with the new version more sophisticated programming languages can be implemented.

Language development has never been so easy.

Confused about different versions of Xtext?

The first version of Xtext (we call it oAW Xtext) has been developed under the umbrella of openArchitectureWare. It's part of the 4.3 release.

Since the creation of TMF (Textual Modeling Framework), a sub-project under the eclipse modeling project (EMP), there is a new version of Xtext being developed. We refer to this version as TMF Xtext.

TMF Xtext will not be 100% compatible with languages developed with oAW Xtext but we'll provide migration help (partly automatically, partly via documentation).

Get Involved with TMF Xtext

oAW Xtext (from oAW 4.3)

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