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):
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.
The deliverables are fully API compatible to the 4.0.0 (Neon) release deliverables. Only the API of the MVC component has been extended (for bugfixing purposes only).
The GEF4 components do only partly externalize strings for internationalization.
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
All GEF4 components are developed to be backwards compatible with Eclipse Luna and Mars.
Testing is performed with J2SE 1.7 and 1.8 on Eclipse Luna, Eclipse Mars, and Eclipse Neon respectively.