Eclipse Capella 5.0.0 Release Review

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  • Clarity
    • The new released version will be the "5.0", not the "1.5.0". The first "1." was misleading as previously major releases were versioned like patch releases and patch releases were versioned like micro releases.
    • Replaced legacy file extension melodymodeller to capella, removing last reference to the initial prototype prior to moving to open source.
  • Usability
    • Designed consistent view icons.
    • Improved the Capella UI theme.
    • Simplified the installation by embedding OpenJDK in the product.
  • Improved performance
  • Replaced Patterns functionality in the methodology with REC/RPL.
  • Added Java 11 compatibility
  • Migrated to Eclipse Platform 2020-06
    • In addition to the changes that we contributed in Eclipse (theme contributions and other fixes), we benefit from many other changes contributed by the Eclipse community (more details: 4.16 - 4.15 - 4.14 - 4.13)
API Certification

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

Architectural Issues

This version is based on Eclipse 2020-06, Amalgam, EMF DiffMerge, Sirius, Kitalpha from Eclipse.

There is no specific issue detected on the Capella solution architecture.

Security Issues

There is no specific security issue detected on the Capella solution.

Non-Code Aspects

All Non-Code Aspects regarding Capella solution are up-to-date:

  • Main Website with Download links, Installation procedure, Documentation and presentations
  • User manual
  • Wiki with Release Notes, Roadmap, Tutorials, How to contribute and extend, Sample sections
  • Project page
Conforms To UI/UX Guidelines
Not verified
Usability Details

Capella solution UI is compliant with User Interface Guidelines.

End of Life

No APIs and significant features are intended to be deprecated in a near future.


Capella solution implements the Arcadia model-based engineering method for systems, hardware and software architectural design.


All communication links regarding Capella solution are up-to-date:

User, Adopter :

  • Main website with different sections:
    • Community and social media links
    • Events around Capella solution (conferences, talks, etc.)
  • Forum
  • Twitter and LinkedIn pages
  • Wikipedia dedicated page in FR and EN languages

Developer/Committer :