Eclipse EMF Diff/Merge 0.10.0

Release Date

The artefacts of the project comprise:

  • An EDM core update site that includes
    • A base feature that provides a diff/merge engine for arbitrary sets of EMF model elements, a GUI for representing and merging differences, and an integration with Eclipse Team mechanisms.
    • A feature that extends the above for GMF.
    • A feature that extends the above for Sirius.
    • A feature that provides integration with EGit.
    • An SDK feature that includes all of the above plus the corresponding source code.
  • A Pattern update site that includes
    • A Pattern feature with source code that provides
      • An engine for creating, applying and reusing modeling patterns.
      • A GUI that makes the former usable by end users in Eclipse-based modeling tools.
    • A Pattern Sirius feature with source code that extends the above by leveraging Sirius technology for better usability and additional features.
  • A Co-Evolution update site that includes
    • A feature for merge-based model synchronization, covering the engine level and the GUI level.
  • A Patch update site that includes
    • A Patch runtime feature that makes it possible to create and apply patches for models.
    • A full Patch feature that extends the above with a GUI and examples.

This project takes profit of the incubation phase to improve its API. Nonetheless, the project API has essentially been extended in this release.


All user-level strings have been subject to the Eclipse string externalization mechanism.

Target Environments

The code has been tested with various OS, Java and Eclipse environments, from Eclipse Mars to Oxygen.

Name Date Description
M4 2017/12/15
M5 2018/02/02
M6 2018/03/16
M7 2018/05/18
RC1 2018/05/25
RC2 2018/06/01
RC3 2018/06/08
RC4 2018/06/15
0.10.0 2018/06/27

More flexible UI

A part of the UI is now optional, inter-view synchronization can be more finely tuned

Improved extendibility

The UI extension point now supports contributing a comparison implementation

Bug fixes

The most major bug concerns Git conflicting rebases

Slight performance improvement

In directed comparisons or any comparison with read-only sides, impact analysis is computed and stored only for the editable side
This release is part of Eclipse Photon, Eclipse IDE 2018-09