Eclipse OCL (Object Constraint Language) 6.2.0 Neon++ Release Review

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

6.2.0 Neon++


This is a 'no-change' release to workround the Xtext 2.9 API breakages.

The Neon 6.1 release preserves Luna/Mars/Neon installibility but imposes Mars Xtext 2.8.4 or earlier for developers wanting to extend OCL.

This Neon++ 6.2 release breaks Luna/Mars installability unless the Neon Xtext 2.10 is also installed. It allows developers to use the Neon Xtext.

API Certification: 

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

Architectural Issues: 

The project is very model-based with increasing levels of auto-generation from models.

The project is prototyping a convergence between models that form part of the OMG OCL 2.5 specification and models that can be used to auto-generate an implementation.


Security Issues: 


Non-Code Aspects: 

Documentation is available via Wikitext as a PDF monolith, HTML files or Eclipse Help.

The documentation includes examples and tutorials which remain valid after a refresh for Mars.

The build uses Buckminster on the OCL HIPP.

The run-time is compatible with the Xtext from 2.9.0 to 2.10.


Usability Details: 

OCL Editors are based on Xtext and so follow Xtext practices.

The debugger exploits the standard debugger framework.

Other tooling uses standard widgets.


End of Life: 

There are no specific end of life concerns for this release.


The OCL newsgroup has a moderate level of traffic (300 messages per year).

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