Eclipse Sphinx 0.9.0

The Sphinx 0.9.0 release is focused on some functional enhancements as well as on bug fixes.

The most prominent functional enhancements include:

Dynamic workflows

A capability to perform dynamic scripting on models using Java or Xtend as programming language and MWE worflows as execution containers.

Check validation

A very lightweight approach to model validation by just writing Java or Xtend code and providing all extra information (constraint descriptions, error messages and severities, etc.) if needed through Java annotations and/or a centralizable check catalog.

EMF Compare integration

This component is built on EMF, EMF Transaction, EMF Compare, and Eclipse Compare Support. It provides extensions enabling model-based compare/merge operations to be carried out on shared model instances in Sphinx-based modeling tool applications.

Model query and index-based proxy resolution support (EMF IncQuery)

An integration of the very powerful EMF-IncQuery framework into Sphinx to support fast queries on big models and fast index-based resolution of proxy objects representing cross-document references.

Model search capability

A model search capability that is based on previously mentioned EMF-IncQuery integration and fully integrated with the Eclipse Search UI. It enables users to search for model elements with a given name or name pattern, displays all matches in the Search result view and enables users to navigate from any match to corresponding model element in model explorer views and model editors.

Reference view

Provides a view allowing navigating through the EMF cross reference elements from selected input objects.

Documentation view

Provides a view to show any additional documentation, e.g., EMF metadata documentation, from selected input object. It collects the data to be displaying through various extension points.

Release Date
Release Type
Minor release
This release is part of Mars
Name Date Description
M1 2014/08/22
M2 2014/10/03
M3 2014/11/14
M4 2014/12/19
M5 2015/01/30
M6 2015/03/20
M7 2015/05/08
RC1 2015/05/22
RC2 2015/05/29
RC3 2015/06/05
RC4 2015/06/12