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This page provides the required docuware for the EMF Facet v0.1.0 Release Review, as part of the upcoming Indigo Simultaneous Release.


EMF Facet provides a generic and extensible MDE framework to support meta-model extension and model customization.

It is an Eclipse Modeling Framework Technology (EMFT) project, inside the Eclipse Modeling Project (EMP).


In this release

For the first time, EMF Facet is part of an Eclipse Simultaneous Release. The different features provided by EMF Facet v0.9.0, as part of Indigo, are of xxxxxxxxxxx categories.

Queries and Facets

  • A query abstraction mechanism allowing language-independent querying on models of legacy systems;
  • The Facet mechanism for dynamically extending the metamodels;

This both mechanism have been copied from MoDisco. MoDisco components will be disabled when the refactoring of EMF Facet ones will be done. This is expected for 0.2.0.

Those feature are hidden by a capability until the MoDisco version is not deprecated.


  • A model customization mechanism allowing to change the rendering of model element in function of them state.

This mechanism has been copied from MoDisco. MoDisco components will be disabled when the refactoring of EMF Facet ones will be done. This is expected for 0.2.0.

This feature ishidden by a capability until the MoDisco version is not deprecated.

Customizable widgets

Accordance with project plan themes and priorities

  • Provide the required service and support on the available components in order to ensure the quality and reliability of the platform.
    • Infrastructure layer (generic components)
    • Technologies & Use Cases layers (technology-specific components)
  • Perform the refactoring of the Discovery Manager to enhance the capabilities of the overall platform, as well as its usability.
  • Extend the support to other legacy technologies (with the new support for JSP and several JEE frameworks).


Non-Code Aspects

The complete EMF Facet documentation is available from the MoDisco Wiki page:

  • General documentation on the various components;
  • Version specific information;
  • Additional information on available use cases, as well as incubation and deprecated components.

The Help plugins are automatically generated from the content of the Wiki.
The MoDisco website provides a direct access to all the related resources.


The current MoDisco API situation is detailed here. The MoDisco team will work at fixing the few issues in the coming MoDisco Indigo SR builds.


The MoDisco architecture is detailed in

Testing & Packaging

MoDisco uses a Buckminster-based system to build and promote versions.
Each new build is tested at least with Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo).
Core plugins are provided with dedicated test plugins checking their valid behavior.
MoDisco is integrated into the Indigo Release Train since the beginning.
It is also part of the Amalgamation Modeling Package for Indigo.

Tool Usability

MoDisco is used for building Model Driven Reverse Engineering solutions to different scenarios such as:

  • Legacy Modernization
  • Quality Assurance
  • Retro-documentation
  • Architecture Improvement
  • Etc


Some components from the MoDisco previous release builds have been deprecated.


  • Bugs (snapshot taken on the 24th of May 2011):

MoDisco IndigoReview BugReport.PNG

  • Enhancement requests (snapshot taken on the 24th of May 2011):

MoDisco IndigoReview EnhancementReport.PNG


The MoDisco project is working in close collaboration with the OMG Architecture Driven Modernization (ADM) Task Force, which results this year in the EMF implementation of the Abstract Syntax Tree Metamodel (ASTM), Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (KDM) and Software Metrics Metamodel (SMM) specifications.

UI Usability

MDT MoDisco intends to conform to the User Interface Guidelines. The missing points to be fixed in the next version are summarized in


MDT MoDisco is a "+3" project in the simultaneous release

M1	08/18/2010
M2	09/29/2010
M3	11/10/2010
M4	12/15/2010
M5	02/02/2011	
M6	03/16/2011	API freeze
M7	05/04/2011	Feature Freeze
RC1	05/18/2011	
RC2	05/25/2011	
RC3	06/01/2011	
RC4	06/08/2011		
Indigo	06/09/2011	


Committer Changes

Gregoire Dupe (Mia-Software) replaced Frederic Madiot as co-leader of the project. Frederic Madiot has moved from Mia-Software to Obeo. Gabriel Barbier has moved from Mia-Software to Thales.

IP Issues

The Eclipse IP Process has been strictly followed and all plugins contain the appropriate about.html and license files.
The MoDisco IP Log is available from

  • Some third-party libraries are used (cf. corresponding validated CQs)

All MoDisco content is released under EPL.

Project Plan

The current project plan is available from
Graduating to v1.0.0 for the next Juno Simultaneous Release is planned. This next MoDisco version will imply:

  • Upgrades on the various existing components (e.g. bug fixing, performance increase, etc);
  • Final migration of the Facet and Customization mechanisms in the EMFT-EMF Facet project.

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