Eclipse QVTd (QVT Declarative) 0.13.0 Neon Release Review

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

0.13.0 Neon


The prototype Epsilon QVTr to QVTc to QVTu to QVTm to QVTp via QVTs to QVTi chain has been replaced by direct Java code.

A couple of QVTc and QVTr examples work both using interpreted and code generated Java.

However the chain is not yet mature enough for more than experimental use; graduation to 1.0.0 must wait a little longer.

Architectural Issues: 

OMG QVT is an extension of OMG OCL, and Eclipse QVTd is an extension of Eclipse OCL. The re-used metamodels and Xtext grammars result in a very tight coupling between Eclipse QVTd and Eclipse OCL.



Security Issues: 


Non-Code Aspects: 

The build uses Buckminster on the OCL HIPP.

The run-time is compatible with the Xtext from 2.3.1 to 2.10. The incompatible Xtext 2.9 API changes require that Xtext <= 2.8.4 is used to regenerate the QVTd Xtext editors.

Usability Details: 

The Xtext-based editors provide a conventional editing experience.

The transformation chain to support compilation is nominally available, but in a very preliminary state suitable only for researchers and experimenters.


End of Life: 

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


The QVTd newsgroup has a low level of traffic (20 messages per year).

More messages occur by mistake on other newgroups.


This release is part of Neon.