Eclipse Sprotty

Scope

Within the scope of Eclipse Sprotty™ are

  • Diagrams to browse and manipulate models in web applications.

  • Support for a distributed runtime: share the workload between a client and server.

  • An extensible protocol for the communication between client and server

  • Diagram authoring facilities: choosing the content of a diagram, arranging diagram elements manually, adding/removing diagram elements, exploring the neighborhood of an element, reconciling a diagram with changes of the underlying model, trigger auto-layout.

  • Diagram navigation facilities: open elements, drill up/down, zoom/scroll/center/fit, selection etc.

  • Graphical editing facilities: changing the underlying model via the diagram, create/delete/change/customize/connect elements, undo/redo etc.

  • Exporting diagrams to a vector-based graphics format.

  • Integration with Xtext and LSP to visualize programming artifacts.

  • Integration with IDE frontends like Eclipse Theia or Eclipse IDE.

  • Integration with auto-layout engines such as the ELK.

Out of scope are

  • Auto-layout algorithms for diagrams. We rely on existing frameworks like ELK instead.

  • Visualization of huge datasets, like statistical data or timeseries. These are much better handled with frameworks like D3.js. Sprotty focusses on models, i.e. connected elements with fewer properties.

  • 3-dimensional visualization.

  • Specific model editors/views, e.g. for UML. Of course, Sprotty can be used to implement such a thing, but this should be done in separate downstream projects.

  • Tools to author specific diagram editors, like GMF Tooling or Sirius do.

Releases
Name Date
1.2.1 2024-06-04
1.1.2 2024-06-04
1.2.0 2024-04-09
1.1.1 2024-02-16
1.1.0 2024-01-03
1.0.0 2023-10-11
0.14.0 2023-08-22
0.13.0 2022-12-23
0.12.0 2022-06-01
0.11.0 2021-11-30
0.10.0 2021-10-21
0.9.0 2020-08-19
0.8.0 2020-04-07
0.7.0 2019-10-15
0.6.0 2019-03-08
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