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This page provides the required docuware for the GMF Tooling 3.0.0 Release Review, as part of the upcoming Juno Simultaneous Release.


The GMF Tooling project provides a model-driven approach to generating graphical editors in Eclipse. By defining a tooling, graphical and mapping model definition, one can generate a fully functional graphical editor based on the GMF Runtime.


New in this release

  • Source migrated to git
  • build based on Tycho
  • GMFT-specific runtime introduced to hold common code previously generated for every diagram
  • GMFMap -> GmfGen transformation based on QVTO
  • Custom generator extensions supported in GMFMap model to structure custom code generation
  • New utility elements for GMF Graph model
  • Combo-box based inplace-editing capabilities
  • Diagram & templates improvements

See New&Noteworthy for 3.0 release

Accordance with project plan themes and priorities

  • Currency - 2 committed, 1 deferred
  • Design for Extensibility - 5 committed, 0 deferred
  • Ease of use - 4 committed, 1 deferred

See the GMF Tooling project plan

Non-Code Aspects


GMFT-specific runtime constitutes runtime diagram API created for 3.0 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.


Bugzilla snapshot for June 06, 2012.


Generated from : This report


Not applicable.

UI Usability

Nothing has changed.


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

M4	    12/13/2011	
M5	    02/01/2012	
M6	    03/21/2012	
M7	    05/09/2012	
RC1	    05/23/2012	
RC2	    05/30/2012	
RC3	    06/06/2012	
RC4	    13/06/2012	
Juno	    27/06/2012	


  • Interaction in Bugzilla
  • Activity on the GMF newsgroup
  • Collaboration with other projects at Eclipse

Commiter Changes

  • Michael Golubev and Mickaël Istria continue to be committer in GMF Tooling
  • Ralph Gerbig is a new committer in GMF Tooling
  • Svyatoslav Kovalsky is a new committer in GMF Tooling
  • Guillaume Hillairet is a new committer in GMF Tooling
  • Anthony Hunter and Artem Tikhomirov are no longer commiters

IP Issues

The GMF Tooling 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 Tooling 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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