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Modularization of Acceleo

For the release of Acceleo 3.5.0, the project will be improved with several key changes. Those changes are intended to provide a better struture of the project in order to be able to re-use it in other environments like a stand alone one or a non-Eclipse OSGi one. This page will list all the changes that will occur during this work. Only the changes marked as [merged into master] will be released for Acceleo 3.5.0, the remaining changes will be released afterward.


  • Switch to Java 6 [done][merged into master]
  • Convert the unit tests to JUnit 4 [done][merged into master]

Remove the traceability

  • Remove the traceability bundles (o.e.a.traceability, o.e.a.traceability.model, o.e.a.traceability.tests) [done]
  • Remove the extension point used to provide other Acceleo engines [done]

Remove the Acceleo 2 compatibility

  • Remove the compatibility bundles (o.e.a.compatibility, o.e.a.compatibility.ui, o.e.a.compatibility.tests) [done]
  • Remove the extension point used to transform existing bundles [done]

Remove outdated features

  • Remove the extension point used to evaluate other scripting languages within an Acceleo module [done]
  • Remove the extension point used to provide Java services (this feature may be reintroduced later in another way) [done]
  • Remove the support of Apache Ant to compile Acceleo projects (only Maven and Tycho have been really supported) [done]

Improve the Acceleo parser

  • A new set of improvements are introduced in the Acceleo parser in order to speed up the compilation [done]
  • The old implementation of the parser has been deleted
  • The API of the parser has been modified
  • Improve the internationalization of the parser bundle using NLS [done]
  • Remove error messages related to the traceability [done]
  • Remove the utility classes used by the Acceleo Parser Ant task [done]
  • Improve the internal structure and the testability of the Acceleo parser
  • Improve the code coverage of the Acceleo parser
    • Test the new implementation of the internationalization of the parser.
    • Test the full OMG compliance
  • Improve the log of the Acceleo parser in order to remove all dependencies to org.eclipse.core.runtime [ongoing]

Improve the Acceleo builder

  • Add the new implementation [done]
  • Remove the old implementation [ongoing]
  • Test the new implementation
    • Test the registration of the ecore files in the dependencies of the project
    • Test the build of the dependencies in other projects
  • Migrate the Acceleo build to the new bundle o.e.a.ide
  • Migrate the Acceleo nature to the new bundle o.e.a.ide

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