Eclipse Extended Editing Framework (EEF) 2.0.0 Release Review

Type: 
Release
State: 
Successful
End Date of the Review Period: 

Reviews run for a minimum of one week. The outcome of the review is decided on this date. This is the last day to make comments or ask questions about this review.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Release: 

Eclipse Extended Editing Framework (EEF) 2.0.0

Description: 

Eclipse EEF 2.0.0 will improve the new runtime and language introduced by EEF 1.6.0

EEF provides highly dynamic mechanisms to build an user interface based on an interpreted language and let you customize declaratively advanced concepts like the style or layout of your user interface. This new release contains improvement to the runtime to provide support for new features and bug fixes.

For specifiers, it contains the support for the following new features:

  • Toolbar action on pages and groups
  • Force refresh for dynamic mappings
  • Support for images on buttons
  • Customization of the behavior on click on a reference widget

On the technical side, we have completed our switch to Java 8 and this new version will leverage several new APIs of Java 8.

API Certification: 

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Architectural Issues: 

This release will be reused by the Sirius project in order to provide custom Properties Views for Sirius specifiers.

Non-Code Aspects: 

This release comes with its dedicated documentation and website.

End of Life: 

The old Eclipse EEF 1.5.x runtime will be released along with the 2.0.0 version since both have bundles with different names but this old runtime is deprecated and it may be removed in a future release.

Communities: 

This brand runtime is reused by the Eclipse Sirius project and as such both projects have highly connected communities.