Eclipse Generation Factories (EGF) 1.2.0 Release Review

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014



EGF (Eclipse Generation Factories) is a software factory tool with the purpose to generate software artifacts, such as code or application. EGF provides two generation portfolios as examples: 1) an Enhancement of the EMF Generation, 2) a  Build EGF Portofolio wich is a build editor and generator for Hudson/Jenkins and Buckminster as target. Additional language taks (i.e., Acceleo 2, Jython, JRuby) can be downloaded from EGF EclipseLabs.

API Certification: 

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Architectural Issues: 

The general architecture of EGF is: 1) the EGF Engine extended by Engine Extensions, 2) extended by a set of generation portfolios. The "development & reuse process" here displays how portfolios can be iteratively combined to create new factories and extensions. The "example of EGF Factory" here shows a factory component which combines invocations of heterogeneous languages (e.g., Java, Ant, Jython), tools (e.g., Jet, ATL), and factory component.

Security Issues: 

No security issue identified.

Non-Code Aspects: 

EGF is built with Buckminster and Hudson. EGF build reference. The EGF build is developed with the EGF Build Portfolio.

The complete EGF documentation is available from the EGF Wiki page:

Usability Details: 

EGF intends to conform to the User Interface Guidelines.

End of Life: 

No EGF component is deprecated so far.


EGF does not implement any standard.


EGF provides two generation portfolios in order to examplify how develop one's portfolio. Tutorials are available on the EGF Wiki. An EGF EclipseLabs project was created for external contributions.

EGF is aggregated in the Polarsys IDE Package 0.8. EGF is intensivily used by Kitalpha.

This release is part of Luna.