Eclipse Generation Factories (EGF) 1.6.0 Release Review

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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 which is a build editor and generator.

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 Tycho and Jenkins. EGF build reference.

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


Conforms To UI/UX Guidelines
Not verified
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.

EGF is intensivily used by Kitalpha and for Capella especially with Capella Studio.