Eclipse MDT UML2 5.3.0

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

  • UML2 source code release, available as versions tagged "R5_3" in the project's git repository.
  • UML2 SDK (includes runtime, sources, examples, and documentation) (downloadable and update site).
  • UML2 runtime binary distribution (downloadable and update site).
  • UML2 stand-alone binary distribution (downloadable).
  • UML2 tests

Compatibility of Release 5.3: The UML2 project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following projects. As stated above, each milestone release of the UML2 project will be compatible with the corresponding milestones for each of these projects, and delivered the appropriate offset.

  • Eclipse Platform SDK version 4.7
  • Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) version 2.13

Therefore, the UML2 initial release will be compatible with these versions 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. As a result, the UML2 project will provide English strings in its default bundles and be localized to a subset of those locales offered by the Platform. This plan will be updated to indicate which locales will be provided and the time frame for availability.

Target Environments: 

In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The Eclipse Unified Modeling Language 2.x (UML2) project depends upon on the Platform and other projects, which are mostly "pure" Java. The 4.7 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against versions 1.6 and 1.7 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.6 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. UML2 will target the same Java version as EMF, which currently also requires Java 6. Eclipse Platform SDK 4.7 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. UML2 will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform.

M62017/03/13API Freeze
M72017/05/15Feature Freeze
Community Support
The UML2 project has a proven track record of quality and reliability. Service and support will take priority over new development work; commitments and schedules are subject to arbitrary change, slippage, or even deferral.
This release is part of Eclipse Oxygen.