GenGMF Project

New Editors for Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework

Jessica Thornsby

GenGMF is proposed as an incubator under the Graphical Modeling Project project.

GenGMF has been proposed as a new Eclipse project.

GenGMF aims to provide tooling for developing graphical editors using the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF), and to support the developing of graphical DSLs. It will be built on top of EMF and GMF, and will leverage the Xtend model transformation language for the model transformation.

The GenGMF project will provide wizards for creating a GenGMF-specific editor model, including different wizards for descriptor creation and modification. The three model creation wizards that are currently integrated with GMF, do not share information between one another, and cannot handle the compartments that can be used to display a parent-child-relation.

GenGMF will also provide a model editor for fine-tuning the wizard-created models, and model-to-model transformation.

GenGMF will be designed to remove duplications by combining similar figure descriptors with their attached node, edge, compartment and label elements in a single template, in the hope of keeping editor models manageable.

The initial code contribution will come from the existing GenGMF project.

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