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Xtext Project Plan


Glass.gif Needs some investigation/research

Progress.gif Work in progress

Ok green.gif Feature implemented

Current Milestone Plan

M1 (May 9, 2008)

  • Ok green.gif Bootstrapping

M2 (May 23, 2008)

  • Progress.gif build process (Jan)
  • error handling in parser and lexer
  • support for mixing of imported and generated meta models
  • Ok green.gif Basic Editor (Dennis / Peter)
  • parse tree
  • parse tree / contains whitespace
  • parse tree / reconstruction / bi-directionality
  • EMF Resource API adaption

M3 (June6, 2008)

  • Progress.gifbuild process
  • Progress.giferror handling in parser and lexer
  • Progress.giflanguage inheritance
  • Progress.gifservice registry framework
  • Ok green.gifvalue converter (i.e. arbitrary Datatypes for lexer rules)
  • Progress.gif generator model
  • Progress.gif (UI) syntax coloring - Syntax highlighting
  • Progress.gif (UI) Preferences - Preferences
  • Progress.gif (UI) Outline - Outline
  • Progress.gif (UI) Content assist (define interface, integrate Michael) - Content assist

M4 (June 20, 2008)

  • Glass.gifuse commons logging
  • Ok green.gif more Junit tests
  • Progress.gif build process
  • Ok green.gif refactor genmodel (remove GenClass and GenPlugin)
  • Ok green.gif remove singleton services registration
  • Ok green.gif (UI) Token type definition

M5 (July 4, 208)

M6 (July 18, 2008)

  • Progress.gif validation whether models are serializable
  • Progress.gif Parsetree reconstructor (denormalize CompositeNodes)
  • Ok green.gif (UI) Folding - Folding
  • Progress.gif (UI) Preference page - Preferences
  • Progress.gif make service framework independent of xtext ui/core
  • Ok green.gif Outline View improved Outline
  • Ok green.gif Template proposals Code templates
  • Progress.gif Content Assist improved
  • Progress.gif build process

M7 (August 1, 2008)

Features to be implemented in future milestones


  • syntactic predicates
  • semantic predicates
  • description of lexer rules
  • Enum rules
  • grammar inheritance (having built-in rules defined in a common super grammar)
  • fragments
  • migration grammars (i.e. support for automatic migration of old syntaxes, e.g. MWE xml syntax)
  • overwrite default parse error messages / improve default messages


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