Eclipse EMF Transaction 1.8.0

Release Date

The release deliverables have the same form as is found in most Eclipse projects, namely:

  • Source code release, available as versions tagged "R1_8" in the project's GIT repository.
  • An SDK (includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation) (downloadable zip and update site).
  • A runtime binary distribution (downloadable zip and update site).
  • Tests (downloadable zip)

Compatibility of Release 1.8: The project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the Eclipse projects it depends on for the Luna release. Each milestone release of the project will be compatible with the corresponding milestones for each of these projects, and delivered at the appropriate offset. The project will be binary and source compatible with the previous Kepler release.


The Eclipse Platform is designed as the basis for internationalized products. The user interface elements provided by the Eclipse SDK components, including dialogs and error messages, are externalized. The English strings are provided as the default resource bundles. As a result, this project will provide English strings in its default bundles.

Target Environments

In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. This project depends upon on the Platform and other projects, which are mostly "pure" JavaTM. The 4.4 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against version 1.6 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.6 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. This project will target the same Java version as EMF Core, which currently requires Java 6. Eclipse Platform SDK 4.4 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. This project will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform.

This release is part of Luna