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Papyrus/Migration Guide/Oxygen

Papyrus Oxygen API Migration Guide

This document provides a guide to migrating applications that extend Papyrus to the new Oxygen version APIs.

Infra Layer

ElementTypesConfiguration Framework

ElementTypesConfiguration Metamodel Changes

The metamodel for the ElementTypesConfigurations has been changed to use model-based defintion of specialization relationships among elementtypes and advice ordering specification. Although these changes don't change the underlying concepts of the elementtypesconfigurations and their extensions, they impact the *.elementtypesconfigurations models created with this metamodel.

You'll find all the details of the changes below. A little developer tool has been developed to assist the migration in the org.eclipse.papyrus.types.dev plugin (namely: org.eclipse.papyrus.dev.types.handlers.MigrateSpecializations)..

Migration of the NsURI

Old Namespace URI New Namespace URI
http://www.eclipse.org/papyrus/infra/elementtypesconfigurations/1.1 http://www.eclipse.org/papyrus/infra/elementtypesconfigurations/1.2

Migration of the SpecializationTypeConfiguration

The specializedTypesID attribute of org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.types.SpecializationTypeConfiguration is now specializedTypes. Instead of being a list of Sting-based identifiers of elementtypes, developers can now reference to the org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.types.ElementTypeConfiguration to specialize at a model level directly.

Should the elementtype to reference be already defined using the extension point mechanism, developers may use an org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.types.ExternallyRegisteredType to have a model element that is a "proxy" to the extension point definition.

Migration of the AdviceConfiguration

The before and after attributes of org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.types.AdviceConfiguration are now lists of org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.types.AdviceConfiguration instead of being lists of String-based qualified names of Java classes implementing org.eclipse.gmf.runtime.emf.type.core.edithelper.IEditHelperAdvice. Developers can now reference to the org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.types.AdviceConfiguration to force advice execution order at a model level directly.

Should the advice to reference be already defined using the extension point mechanism, developers may use an org.eclipse.papyrus.infra.types.ExternallyRegisteredAdvice to have a model element that is a "proxy" to the extension point definition.

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