Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) 4.0.0 (Neon)

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Deliverables: 

The release will contain major revisions of the new GEF4 components:

  • GEF4 Common 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.common (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.common (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.common.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.common.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.common.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.common (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.common.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.common.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.common.source (plug-in)
  • GEF4 Geometry 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.fx (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.fx (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.swt (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.swt (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.fx (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.swt (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.fx.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.fx.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.swt.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.convert.swt.source (plug-in)
    • ​org.eclipse.gef4.geometry.examples (plug-in) [undeployed]
  • GEF4 Graph 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.graph (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.graph (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.graph.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.graph.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.graph.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.graph (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.graph.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.graph.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.graph.source (plug-in)
    • ​org.eclipse.gef4.graph.examples [undeployed]
  • GEF4 Layout 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.layout (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.layout (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.layout.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.layout.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.layout.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.layout (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.layout.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.layout.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.layout.source (plug-in)
    • ​org.eclipse.gef4.layout.examples [undeployed]
  • GEF4 DOT 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.dot (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.ui (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.ui (plug-in) 
    • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.doc.user (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.doc.user (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.ui (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.ui.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.dot.ui.source (plug-in)
    • ​org.eclipse.gef4.dot.examples (plugin) [undeployed]
  • GEF4 FX 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.fx (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.swt (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.swt (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.jface (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.jface (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.swt (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.jface (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.swt.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.swt.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.jface.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.jface.source (plug-in)
    • ​org.eclipse.gef4.fx.examples (plug-in) [undeployed]
    • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.examples.swt (plug-in) [undeployed]
  • GEF4 MVC 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.ui (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.ui (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx (plug-in) 
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.ui (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.ui (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.examples (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.examples (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.examples.logo (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.examples.logo.ui (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.ui (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.ui (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.ui.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.ui.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.ge4.mvc.fx.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.ui.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.ui.source (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.examples.logo.web (bundle) [undeployed]
  • GEF4 Zest 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.jface (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.jface (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.ui (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.ui (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.examples (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.examples (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.examples.graph (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.examples.graph.ui (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.jface (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.ui (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.jface.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.jface.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.ui.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.ui.source (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.examples.jface (plug-in) [undeployed]
  • GEF4 Cloudio 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.ui (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.ui (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.doc (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.doc (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.doc.user (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.doc.user (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.ui (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.doc (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.ui.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.ui.source (plug-in)
    • ​org.eclipse.gef4.cloudio.examples.ui (plug-in) [undeployed]

Furthermore, the release will provide dedicated compatibility features to ensure GEF4 FX, GEF4 MVC, GEF4 MVC.FX, and GEF4 Zest.FX can be installed into an equinox environment without problems (see #478461 for details):

  • GEF4 FX Equinox Compatibility 1.0.0
    •  org.eclipse.gef4.fx.compatibility.equinox (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.fx.compatibility.equinox (fragment)
  • GEF4 MVC Equinox Compatibility 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.compatibility.equinox (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.compatibility.equinox (fragment)
  • GEF4 MVC.FX Equinox Compatibility 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.compatibility.equinox (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.mvc.fx.compatibility.equinox (fragment)
  • GEF4 Zest.FX Equinox Compatibility 1.0.0
    • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.compatibility.equinox (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef4.zest.fx.compatibility.equinox (fragment)

The release will contain minor revisions of the Draw2d and GEF (MVC) 3.x and Zest 1.x components as follows:

  • Draw2d 3.10.100
    • org.eclipse.draw2d.sdk (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.draw2d (feature)
        • org.eclipse.draw2d (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.draw2d.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.draw2d.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.draw2d.doc.isv (plug-in)
    • org.eclipse.draw2d.examples (plug-in) [undeployed]
  • GEF (MVC) 3.11.0
    • ​org.eclipse.gef.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.draw2d.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef (feature)
        • org.eclipse.draw2d (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef.source (feature)
        • org.eclipse.gef.source (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef.doc.isv (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef.examples.ui.pde (plug-in)
  • Zest 1.7.0
    • org.eclipse.zest.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.draw2d.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.zest (feature)
        • org.eclipse.draw2d (feature)
        • org.eclipse.zest.core (plug-in)
        • org.eclipse.zest.layouts (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.zest.source (feature)
      • org.eclipse.zest.doc.isv (plug-in)
  • ​Examples 3.11.0:
    • org.eclipse.gef.examples (feature) [local update-site only]
      • ​org.eclipse.gef.examples.flow (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef.examples.logic (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef.examples.shapes (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef.examples.text (plug-in)
      • org.eclipse.gef.examples.source (feature)
        • ​org.eclipse.gef.examples.flow.source (plug-in)
        • org.eclipse.gef.examples.logic.source (plug-in)
        • org.eclipse.gef.examples.shapes.source (plug-in)
        • org.eclipse.gef.examples.text.source (plug-in)
  • ​ALL 3.11.0:
    • org.eclipse.gef.all (feature) [local update-site only]
      • org.eclipse.gef.examples (feature)
      • org.eclipse.gef.sdk (feature)
      • org.eclipse.zest.sdk (feature)

Please note that those features/plug-ins marked as [undeployed] are not promoted to any update-site, while those marked with [local update-site only] will not be included in the simultaneous releases update-site, but only on the local GEF/GEF4 update-sites.

Compatibility: 

The GEF4 1.0.0 components include various incompatible changes compared to the GEF4 0.2.0 (Mars.1) release, as laid out in detail in GEF/New and Noteworthy/4.0.

Draw2d 3.11.0, GEF (MVC) 3.11.0, and Zest 1.7.0 are binary compatible with the previous 3.10.1 (Mars.1) release, all API remains unchanged.

Internationalization: 

Draw2d 3.10.100, GEF (MVC) 3.11.0, and Zest 1.7.0 consistently externalize all strings for internationalization. The GEF4 components do only partly externalize strings for internationalization.

Target Environments: 

The components provided within this release are designed for the following Java target environment:

  • GEF4 Common - JavaSE-1.7
  • GEF4 Geometry - JavaSE-1.7
  • GEF4 Graph - J2SE-1.7
  • GEF4 Layout - J2SE-1.7
  • GEF4 DOT - JavaSE-1.7
  • GEF4 FX - JavaSE-1.7
  • GEF4 MVC - JavaSE-1.7
  • GEF4 Zest - JavaSE-1.7
  • GEF4 Cloudio - JavaSE-1.7
  • Draw2d - J2SE-1.4
  • GEF (MVC) - J2SE-1.4
  • Zest - J2SE-1.4

All GEF4 components are developed to be backwards compatible with Eclipse Luna and Mars, as this is the first official major release of those components (and adopters may still be bound to Luna or Mars).

Testing is performed with J2SE 1.7 and 1.8 on Eclipse Luna, Eclipse Mars, and Eclipse Neon respectively.

Milestones: 
NameDateDescription
3.11.0/4.0.0 (Neon) M2 2015/09/28
3.11.0/4.0.0 (Neon) M32015/11/09
3.11.0/4.0.0 (Neon) M42015/12/14
3.11.0/4.0.0 (Neon) M52016/02/01Decision about GEF4 0.3.0 vs. 1.0.0 finalized.
4.0.0 (Neon) M62016/03/21
4.0.0 (Neon) M72016/05/02API & Feature freeze
4.0.0 (Neon) RC12016/05/16
4.0.0 (Neon) RC22016/05/23
4.0.0 (Neon) RC32016/05/30
4.0.0 (Neon) RC42016/06/06
4.0.0 (Neon)2016/06/22
Themes: 
Refactor GEF4 Zest
Augment GEF4 DOT towards a Graphviz authoring environment
Split UI modules into SWT, JFace, and UI modules
This release is part of Neon.