Eclipse EMF Compare 1.3.0

Release Date

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


Compatibility of Release 1.3.0: The EMF Compare project will be developed in parallel, and released simultaneously, with the following project. Each milestone version of the EMF Compare project will be compatible with the corresponding milestone for this project and will be delivered within the appropriate time offset. The ultimate EMF Compare release will be compatible with the released version of its dependencies 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. Similarly, the EMF Compare project will externalize all its user interface elements, provide English strings for them in its default bundles, and localize a subset of the locales offered by the Platform. The download page will provide the details as the become available.

Target Environments

In order to remain current, each Eclipse release targets reasonably current versions of the underlying operating environments. The EMF Compare project depends upon on the Platform,which is mostly "pure" Java™.The 4.2 release of the Eclipse Platform Project is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs, and targeted to run on version 1.5 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition. EMF Compare rely on EMF Core which is written and compiled against version 1.5 of the Java Platform APIs., EMF Compare relies on Java 5. Eclipse Platform SDK 4.2 will be tested and validated on a number of reference platforms. EMF Compare will be tested and validated against a subset of those listed for the platform. Given that there is no operating system dependent code in EMF Compare, it's expected that EMF Compare will work anywhere the Eclipse Platform does.


Merge Enhancements

Merge support will be cleaned up and enhanced to make sure the model integrity is kept in every situation. An important effort will be made concerning tests in this regard.

Supports for Large models

Both CPU time and memory usage scalability will be improved to make sure models with hundred thousands of elements are getting compared correctly.

Workspace consistency

This release will provide a set of API one can reuse to keep models consistent during SCM and workspace operations (aka : logical model support).
This release is part of Juno