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This page provides the required docuware for the GMF Runtime 1.6.0 Release Review, as part of the upcoming Juno Simultaneous Release.


The GMF Runtime is an industry proven application framework for creating graphical editors using EMF and GEF.

The GMF Runtime provides many features that one would have to code by hand if using EMF and GMF directly.

  • A set of reusable components for graphical editors, such as printing, image export, actions and toolbars and much more.
  • A standardized model to describe diagram elements, which separates between the semantic (domain) and notation (diagram) elements.
  • A command infrastructure that bridges the different command frameworks used by EMF and GEF.
  • An extensible framework that allows graphical editors to be open and extendible.


New in this release

No significant events have occurred with the Juno release. GMF Runtime is undergoing it's participation in the Eclipse Simultaneous release as it has for each and every release. This is the sixth yearly June release of GMF Runtime.

Accordance with project plan themes and priorities

See the GMF Runtime project plan at

Non-Code Aspects


APIs have not changed this release.

  • The project lead certifies that the requirements for Eclipse Quality APIs have been met for this release.
  • Metamodel definitions and corresponding implementations are considered APIs.
  • API Tooling has been employed.


  • No change.

Tool Usability

  • Tools haven't changed.


Nothing has been deprecated.


There was minimal activity in Bugzilla during the the Juno release.


Not applicable.

UI Usability

Nothing has changed.


GMF Runtime is a “+3” component in the simultaneous release.

M1	08/18/2011	
M2	09/29/2011	
M3	11/10/2011	
M4	12/15/2011	
M5	02/02/2012	
M6	03/16/2012	API freeze
M7	05/04/2012	Feature Freeze
RC1	05/18/2012	
RC2	05/25/2012	
RC3	06/01/2012	
RC4	06/08/2012	
Juno	06/22/2012


  • Interaction in Bugzilla
  • Activity on the GMF newsgroup
  • Collaboration with other projects at Eclipse
  • Some committers attended at EclipseCon 2012

Commiter Changes

There were no changes to the committers during the the Juno release.

IP Issues

The GMF Runtime component leadership verifies that:

  • the about files and use licenses are in place as per the Guidelines to Legal Documentation.
  • all contributions (code, documentation, images, etc) have been committed by individuals who are either Members of the Foundation, or have signed the appropriate Committer Agreement. In either case, these are individuals who have signed, and are abiding by, the Eclipse IP Policy.
  • all significant contributions have been reviewed by the Foundation's legal staff.
  • all non-Committer code contributions, including third-party libraries, have been documented in the release and reviewed by the Foundation's legal staff.
  • all Contribution Questionnaires have been completed.
  • the "provider" field of each plug-in is set to "Eclipse Modeling Project“.
  • the "copyright" field of each feature is set to the copyright owner (the Eclipse Foundation is rarely the copyright owner).
  • any third-party logos or trademarks included in the distribution (icons, help file logos, etc) have been licensed under the EPL.
  • any fonts or similar third-party images included in the distribution (e.g. in PDF or EPS files) have been licensed under the EPL.

The GMF Runtime Project IP log in located at

Project Plan

The current project plan is available from

Draft development plan for next release is not yet available.

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