Eclipse EMF Compare 3.0.0

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The release deliverables have the same form as is found in most Eclipse projects. Namely:

  • EMF Compare source code release, available as versions tagged with "3.0.0" in the project's GIT repository.
  • EMF Compare SDK, which includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation, and is available as a download or on the update site.
  • EMF Compare binary distribution, available as a download or on the update site.

EMF Compare 3.0 can be installed and has been tested in all versions of Eclipse from Helios onward (Helios (3.6), Indigo (3.7), Juno (3.8/4.2), Kepler (4.3) and Luna (4.4)) with Java™ 5. However, it is mainly developped, built and completely tested against Eclipse Luna.

The ultimate EMF Compare 3.0 release will be compatible with the released version of its dependencies and will publish binary and source compatibilities with migration guides on subsequent releases.


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.

Similarly, the EMF Compare project will externalize all its user interface elements, provide English strings for them in its default bundles, and localize a subset of the locales offered by the Platform.

Target Environments: 

In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The EMF Compare project depends upon on the Platform,which is mostly "pure" Java™. The 4.3 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.5 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. EMF Compare rely on EMF Core which is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs., EMF Compare relies on Java 5.

Eclipse Platform SDK 4.3 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms.

EMF Compare will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform.

Given that there is no operating system dependent code in EMF Compare, it's expected that EMF Compare will work anywhere the Eclipse Platform does.

This release is part of Luna.