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EMF Diff/Merge is a diff/merge tool for models. Its main purpose is to help build higher-level tools that need to merge models based on consistency rules. GUI components and higher-level tools, such as support for modeling patterns, model patches and model synchronization, are also provided. Typical usages include model refactoring, iterative model transformations, bridges between models or modeling tools, collaborative modeling environments, or versioning systems.
The main purpose of this release is to extend diffmerge capabilities to any Java Objects
The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
EMF Diff/Merge has been designed with extensibility and integrability in mind. Consequently, it has been integrated into various modeling environments for very different usages: classical versioning, model reuse, model synchronization.
No security issue identified.
The complete EMF Diff/Merge documentation is available from the EMF Diff/Merge Wiki page:
- General information (Introduction, Context and issues, Tool overview, Principle of the solution)
- Usage: Programmatic and via default GUI
- Applications and Presentations
- Download information
- Useful links
Among the applications mentioned, one refers to the wiki page dedicated to Modeling Patterns, another one to the wiki page dedicated to Co-Evolution. These pages are structured similarly to the main page.
EMF Diff/Merge Patches diffmerge extension is no longer maintained.
EMF Diff/Merge does not implement any standard.
EMF Diff/Merge obtained the "Most innovative project/feature" award at EclipseCon NA 2013. Many contributions have been made by people external to the project. EMF Diff/Merge is known to be distributed within modeling tools such as Eclipse Capella or Intel Cofluent Studio. Presentations have been regularly made at EclipseCon.