Graphical Editing Framework (GEF)

Primary tabs

The Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) provides Eclipse-integrated end-user tools in terms of a Graphviz authoring (DOT editor, DOT Graph view) and a word cloud rendering environment (Tag Cloud view), as well as framework components (Common, Geometry, FX, MVC, Graph, Layout, Zest, DOT, and Cloudio) to create rich graphical Java client applications, Eclipse-integrated or standalone.

For detailed information about how to get started, consider the GitHub README.

Please note that the legacy components Draw2d 3.xGEF (MVC) 3.x, and Zest 1.x have been put into 'pure maintenance' mode. As they are still an integral part of the Eclipse ecosystem, we will continue to include them in the simultaneous release, but new revisions will only be created as patches are provided by the community. To indicate that the GEF4 code base is the new production code base, we have transferred it to the original 'GEF' namespace at the beginning of the Oxygen release stream, so that all its features and bundles now provide the 'org.eclipse.gef' instead of the 'org.eclipse.gef4' namespace (increasing their versions from 1.0.0 to 5.0.0). While the namespaces of the legacy components ('org.eclipse.draw2d', 'org.eclipse.gef', 'org.eclipse.zest') have been preserved, they are now referred to as 'GEF-Legacy'.

GEF generations


This project is part of Oxygen, Neon, Mars, Luna, Kepler, Juno, Indigo, Helios, Galileo, Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto.
Latest Releases: 

From February 23rd, 2013 to June 28th, 2017

5.0.0 (Oxygen)2017-06-28
4.1.0 (Neon.1) New!2016-09-28Review
4.0.0 (Neon)2016-06-22Review
3.10.1 (Mars.1)2015-09-25Review
3.10.0 (Mars)2015-06-24Review
3.9.101 (Luna SR1)2014-09-26
3.9.100 (Luna)2014-06-25
3.9.1 (Kepler SR1)2013-09-27
3.9.0 (Kepler)2013-06-26Review
3.8.2 (Juno SR2)2013-02-23
Active Member Companies: 
Member companies supporting this project over the last three months.
Contribution Activity: 
Commits on this project (last 12 months).