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XtextCON 2015 - Final Program Online   Mar 31, 2015 (Sven Efftinge)

XtextCON 2015 - Final Program Online

We are happy to announce the final program for XtextCON 2015. The conference now features 34 sessions with 27 speakers from different countries. Here is an excerpt of lately added sessions:

  • Oomph, Eclipse the Way You Want It (Ed Merks, Eike Stepper),
  • Xtext editors in JavaFX applications (Tom Schindl),
  • The Future of Xtext (Sven Efftinge, Sebastian Zarnekow)

The conference also covers graphical diagramming topics, such as:
- Enhancing Graphical Editors with Xtext (Miro Spönemann),
- Lightweight Diagrams for Your DSLs (Christian Schneider),
- Graphical Views with FXDiagram (Dr. Jan Köhnlein)

In addition to those technical sessions, there will be case studies from different industries, e.g.:
- Model based migration of legacy software (Arjan Mooij),
- Sustainable Service Design through Xtext (Dr. Michael Bischoff),
- EAI and Xtext DSLs (André Lehner, Dietmar Stoll)

There is much more to discover on the website. And don’t forget to register!

Xtext Clinic

In addition to the conference program, the Xtext committers will again run the Xtext Clinic. This is an offer to the attendees to make an appointment for a one hour session, where individual Xtext-related problems and challenges can be discussed and solved. The clinic has been utilised a lot last year with very positive feedback.
So in case you are going, don’t hesitate and make an appointment!

Hope to see you in May!


Xtext 2.8.0 Released   Mar 11, 2015 (Sven Efftinge)

The team is proud to release Xtext & Xtend 2.8.0. The new release comes with over 260 bugfixes and enhancements, the runtime performance as well as the tool performance has been improved significantly. Version 2.8.0 is the best Xtext & Xtend ever! :-)

For more details please have a look at the release notes.

IntelliJ Support

In parallel to the 2.8.0 release we have been very busy with working on support for IntelliJ IDEA, which comes along nicely. We will announce a public BETA in a couple of weeks. Please stay tuned for this.

Xtext Survey

Please take part in our brief survey on your Xtext usage. We really need this information to better plan future developments. It’s just five minutes of your time, you can skip any questions you don’t like to answer and you can even win an iPad or a ticket for XtextCON. Thx!


Xtext 2.7.3 is out!   Nov 20, 2014 (Sven Efftinge)

We have just released version 2.7.3 of Xtext. It comes with some important bugfixes and is recommended for any 2.7.x users.

Here is the full log.


Xtext 2.7.0 Available   Sep 2, 2014 (Sebastian Zarnekow)

We proudly announce Xtext 2.7.0. The new version includes many improvements, new features and bugfixes. Also the crucial parts of the Xbase APIs have left the incubator status and are no longer considered provisional. More information about the changes in 2.7.0 can be found in the release notes.

Special thanks go to all those who contributed to this release: Anton Kosyakov, Dennis Huebner, Holger Schill, Jan Koehnlein, Jan Rosczak, Jörg Reichert, Knut Wannheden, Michael Vorburger, Moritz Eysholdt, Ralf Kretzschmar-Auer, Sebastian Zarnekow, Stefan Oehme, Stéphane Galland, Sven Efftinge, Thomas Fritsch, and Vladimir Piskarev.

We’re also very grateful for the feedback that we get everyday. It helped us to get where we are now.


Xtext 2.6.0 Available   May 21, 2014 (Sven Efftinge)

We are happy to announce the 2.6.0 release of Xtext. It includes many bugfixes, improvements and new features. Have a look at the release notes for more details.