At long last, Eclipse gives green light to RMF

RMF passes Eclipse IP Review with flying colours

Chris Mayer

Next steps – populate Eclipse repository, develop and release.

After being stuck in incubation for the last few months, the Eclipse Foundation Requirements Modeling Framework has passed the IP Review, meaning that development can pick up again in earnest.

The initial vision behind RMF was to create at least one clean-room implementation of the OMG ReqIF in the form of an EMF, but to make it compatible with Eclipse technologies (GMF, Xpand, Acceleo, Sphinx, etc) – a desperately needed proposal if there ever was one.

The framework comprised of two core contributions – ReqIF and ProR and it was the latter team who announced the news today. Their next step appears to be populating the Eclipse repository and fine-tuning before a release – which ProR say will be delayed due to the slow CQ progress over the unofficial Agilegrid component. Plus they want to make sure everything is perfect pushing it out the community.

Michael Jastram also said that the team had done ‘some serious refactoring of the code base’, so it appears that the team has feverishly been at work trying to get to this stage. We all wait with bated breath for the initial release!

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