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'''We have a new website. Go to [http://www.eclipse.org/Xtext http://www.eclipse.org/Xtext]'''
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=TMF Xtext= __NOTOC__
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===''We aim to make simple things simple and complex things possible.''  ===  
 
===''We aim to make simple things simple and complex things possible.''  ===  
 
([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay Alan Kay])
 
([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay Alan Kay])
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Language development has never been so easy.
 
Language development has never been so easy.
  
===Confused about different versions of Xtext?===
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'''For more information go to our website: [http://www.eclipse.org/Xtext http://www.eclipse.org/Xtext]'''
The first version of Xtext (we call it <b>oAW Xtext</b>) has been developed under the umbrella of openArchitectureWare. It's part of the 4.3 release.
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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.
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We refer to this version as <b>TMF Xtext</b>.
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<b>TMF Xtext</b> will not be 100% compatible with languages developed with <b>oAW Xtext</b> but we'll provide migration help (partly automatically, partly via documentation).
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<b>[[Xtext/Galileo|See what is planned for Galileo and how TMF Xtext differs from oAW Xtext]]</b>
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<h1>TMF Xtext</h1>
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*'''Using'''
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**'''[http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/tmf/downloads/?project=xtext Download]''' - get the latest builds
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**'''[[Xtext/Documentation/Xtext_New_and_Noteworthy | New and Noteworthy]]''' - get the latest changes.
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**'''[[Xtext/GettingStarted| Getting started]]''' - the first steps with TMF Xtext.
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**'''[[Xtext/Documentation| Reference Documentation]]''' - read about the details.
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**'''[https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&short_desc_type=allwordssubstr&short_desc=&classification=Modeling&product=TMF&component=Xtext&long_desc_type=allwordssubstr&long_desc=&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_file_loc=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&emailtype1=exact&email1=&emailtype2=substring&email2=&bugidtype=include&bug_id=&votes=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&cmdtype=doit&order=Reuse+same+sort+as+last+time&field0-0-0=noop&type0-0-0=noop&value0-0-0= Xtext Bugzilla]''' - review and create Bugzilla entries
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**'''[https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=TMF&version=0.7.0&component=Xtext&rep_platform=All&op_sys=All File a bug]''' - file bugs and feature requests
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**'''[http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/thread.php?group=eclipse.modeling.tmf TMF Newsgroup]
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**'''[http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/tmf/xtext/iplog/ip_log_0.7.0.html Approved IP Log]
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*'''Developing'''
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**'''[https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/xtext-dev Developer Mailing List]''' - Subscribe to the developer list.
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**'''[[Xtext/Workspace_Setup|Workspace Setup]]''' - how to set up your workspace.
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**'''[[Xtext Repository Details|Source Code Access]]''' - get the code from CVS.
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**'''[http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?projectid=modeling.tmf Project Plan]''' - what's coming up?.
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**'''[[Xtext/Meetings|Developer Meetings]]'''
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**'''[[Xtext/DeveloperFAQ|Developer FAQ]]''' - Questions frequently asked by developers.
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**'''[http://wiki.eclipse.org/Xtext_Project_Plan/Features/Logging Xtext Logging]''' - how to do logging in Xtext
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*'''Release Engineering'''
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**'''[[Xtext Release Engineering|Release Engineering]]''' - how to set up the build and produce a release.
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*'''Of interest'''
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**'''[http://www.ohloh.net/projects/xtext Xtext at ohloh.net]
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**'''[http://www.google.com/cse?cx=006789864391342970658%3Ahsy81h3qf8w&ie=UTF-8 Xtext Google Custom Search Engine]
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**'''Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/xtext
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<h1>oAW Xtext (from oAW 4.3)</h1>
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*'''[http://oaw.itemis.com/openarchitectureware/language=en/2837/downloads (Xtext 4.3) oAW Download instructions]''' - check out the available versions of oAW
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*'''[[oAW]]''' - learn how to develop generators
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*'''Online articles'''
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** [http://www.theserverside.com/tt/articles/article.tss?l=PragmaticGen Efftinge, Völter, Haase, Kolb – The pragmatic code generator programmer – the ServerSide]
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** [http://www.eclipse.org/articles/article.php?file=Article-BuildYourOwnDSL/index.html Friese, Efftinge, Köhnlein – Build your own textual DSL with Tools from the Eclipse Modeling Project]
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** [http://effi-blog.blogspot.com/2008/06/fowlers-dsl-example-with-xtext.html Martin Fowlers DSL-Example implemented in Xtext]
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** [http://www.mt-ag.com/web/download/experts_library/special_interest_artikel/Implementation%20and%20Integration%20of%20a%20DSL.pdf Implementation and Integration of a Domain Specific Language with oAW and Xtext by Volker Koster]
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** [http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-08-2008/jw-08-dsls-in-java-3.html Creating DSLs in Java, Part 3: Internal and external DSLs - Parse and refine an external DSL with openArchitectureWare's Xtext By Venkat Subramaniam, JavaWorld.com, 08/19/08]
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[[Category:Xtext]]

Revision as of 02:59, 22 June 2009

{{#eclipseproject:modeling.tmf.xtext}}

We aim to make simple things simple and complex things possible.

(Alan Kay)

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.

For more information go to our website: http://www.eclipse.org/Xtext

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