Eclipse Layout Kernel 0.4.0

Release Date

The release consists of ELK features bundled in an update site (p2 repository and zip file for offline use), non-Eclipse components published at Maven Central, and a zipped version of the documentation website for users to reference.

The update site contains two sets of features:

  • Runtime library for end users.
  • SDK feature for developers.

Clients of previous releases may not be compatible with the new release. This is mainly due to renamed layout options, but also due to changes in layout algorithm behaviour.


This release is not completely localizable. Many UI strings have been externalized, but not all. No other languages other than English are provided.

Target Environments

ELK uses Java 1.8 features and is developed against Eclipse Oxygen.