Eclipse Graphiti 0.13.0

Release Date

The release deliverables consist of the following items:

  • Graphiti runtime binary distribution (ZIP file download and update site).
  • Graphiti SDK/SDK+ (includes runtime, sources, examples, tools and documentation) (available as ZIP file download and update site). The SDK+ feature extends the Graphiti framework SDK with the optional SVG export and will contain more add-ons in the future.
  • Graphiti tests (no download, executed in central Hudson build)



Graphiti is still in the incubation phase and will stay with its Neon release. There will be some API incompatibilities with the previous incubation release 0.12.0 to accomodate some round-offs of the API. A list of those will be provided with the release review docuware. Workspaces and diagrams that were created with older versions of Graphiti will be compatible with the new Graphiti version provided with Neon, meaning they still can be read and modified.


The Graphiti framework only has a limited number of UI strings and dialogs, all texts come by default in English only, no language packs will be offered within the SDK or runtime donwloads. The Graphiti framework and examples use Java resource bundles for storing texts and provide full internationalization support. Graphiti takes part in the Eclipse Babel translation process; translation packs can be downloaded from there.

Target Environments

Graphiti will support the same platforms as the Eclipse Platform project does. The Graphiti project depends upon the Platform and other projects, which are mostly "pure" Java. The Neon release of the Graphiti Project is written and compiled against version 1.6 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.6 and higher of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. Graphiti will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform. The Neon version of Graphiti will run against Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) and Eclipse 4.6 (Neon).

Name Date Description
M1 2015/08/21 Neon M1
M2 2015/10/02 Neon M2
M3 2015/11/13 Neon M3
M4 2015/12/18 Neon M4
M5 2016/02/05 Neon M5
M6 2015/03/25 Neon M6
M7 2016/05/06 Neon M7
RC1 2016/05/20 Neon RC1
RC2 2016/05/27 Neon RC2
RC3 2016/06/03 Neon RC3
RC4 2016/06/10 Neon RC4

Make Graphiti fit for leaving incubation

Fulfill the Eclipse requirements for being part of the Neon release train and for leaving incubation after the Neon release. Also infrastructure related topics are part of this topic.
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Round-Offs and ease of use

Fix inconsistent behavior in the framework and fill gaps in the functionality to make the framework easier to use. Also enhancement topics brought up by the community are targeted within this topic.
  • peService.deletePictogramElement() is extremely slow [433998] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
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Fixing Bugs

Fix bugs in existing Graphiti functionality.
  • Read-only attribute is not respected in Graphiti [441676] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • NullPointerException in DiagramBehavior.unregisterDiagramResourceSetListener (1660) [470038] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • Difficulty in creating associations [470455] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • ImageService is not handling imageFilePath with protocol bundleentry [472219] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • ClassCastException in DefaultPersistencyBehavior.loadDiagram (144) [473087] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • Read-write transaction not created if another thread is using runExclusive() [477083] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • Stackoverflow in DefaultUpdateDiagramFeature.canUndo [477132] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • NullPointerException in GridLayer.paintGrid (57) [477420] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • SWTException in ScaledGraphics.getCachedFontData (533) [477421] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • NullPointerException in DiagramBehavior.addGefListeners (468) [477526] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • NullPointerException in DefaultRefreshBehavior.internalRefreshEditPart (264) [477659] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • New EmfService.isObjectAlive() behaviour does not play well with GAs removal [486051] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • Neon M5 - New plugin wizard with Graphiti editor does not work any more [487125] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • DefaultReconnectionFeature#getNewAnchor() should be called for the connection end, not for the start [489834] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • NullPointerException in DiagramBehavior.getAdapter (1214) [470150] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • Malfunctioning redo GFWorkspaceCommandStackImpl [475240] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • Graphiti is not using custom PlatformGraphicsAlgorithm's layout manager; enforces XYLayout [481619] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
  • EmfService.getFile fails with some URIs [489681] (target milestone: 0.13.0)
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This release is part of Neon