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Ecore Tools/New and Noteworthy

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Revision as of 15:34, 7 March 2015 by (Talk | contribs) (2.0.0)


Everything is new, 2.0 is a complete re-implementation based on Sirius. The whole development cycle and the corresponding features has been described in the following article EcoreTools 2.0 : the Luna Revival.

Check also the EcoreTools documentation to get an idea of what are the new features.

The short version :

  • Focused diagrams : possibility to DND a model element into the diagram area to show its graphical representation
  • Doc Annotations support : ability to graphically create and edit doc annotation of an Ecore model
  • Related Elements import : ability to import elements in a diagram based on their relationships with others
  • Doc Table support : ability to edit doc annotations using a table.
  • Smart direct Edit : type "name:String", or "[1]", or ":Integer" and the modeler will figure what you meant.
  • EOpposite support : EOpposite References are displayed in the diagram as multi-role edges.
  • Validation layer : The diagram editor can be configured so that any validation Error will be highlighted in the shape.
  • Multi-Ecore : a diagram can represent elements from distinct Ecore files.
  • Dependencie View : a diagram editor to inspect inter-EPackage dependencies.
  • Generics : the ability to design Ecore Generics using the diagram editor
  • Tabbed Properties View : provide advanced capabilities to edit the ecore model

The following plugins are considered legacy and will not be provided anymore after this release :

  • org.eclipse.emf.ecoretools.registration
  • org.eclipse.emf.ecoretools.filters
  • org.eclipse.emf.ecoretools.diagram
  • org.eclipse.emf.ecoretools.diagram.ui.outline
  • org.eclipse.emf.ecoretools.codegen

Pre 2.0 new and noteworthy can be found on the dedicated page

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