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GEF documentation and examples is lacking - we need a GEF WIKI! [message #525453] Tue, 06 April 2010 15:20 Go to next message
h1055071 is currently offline h1055071Friend
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I've been working with GEF for a few months now and have come to realise
how powerful it is and yet I, and others, really struggle to find out
how to do some things. The resources I have used are:

1. The IBM Red Book
2. The "Shapes", "Logic" and "Flow" examples that come with the SDK.
3. Any other GEF apps I can "borrow" ideas from.
4. This forum.

Some of these resources are out of date.

An example - I wanted to animate my figures. It took me ages to figure
it out based on the "Logic" example and much Googling. OK, I did it in
the end but a simple "snippet" would have saved me hours of frustration.

Let's face it, GEF is hard. We need snippets, examples, ideas and tips
all in one Wiki! I am prepared to contribute what I know and have
discovered about GEF from hours of blood, sweat and tears.

But who would host such a Wiki? Would the Eclipse foundation be interested?

If there is enough feedback to this post perhaps I could open a Bugzilla
request?

Phil
Re: GEF documentation and examples is lacking - we need a GEF WIKI! [message #525481 is a reply to message #525453] Tue, 06 April 2010 16:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fabian Steeg is currently offline Fabian SteegFriend
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Yes, more documentation and samples would be great. It would be awesome if you'd contribute to the Eclipse wiki, be it in new articles or by updating existing stuff. Check out the GEF entry page on the Eclipse wiki:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/GEF

And the GEF category (to which you could add new articles to make them show up on that page):

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Category:GEF

You can log into the wiki with your Bugzilla account.
Re: GEF documentation and examples is lacking - we need a GEF WIKI! [message #525523 is a reply to message #525481] Tue, 06 April 2010 18:09 Go to previous message
h1055071 is currently offline h1055071Friend
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On 06/04/2010 17:57, Fabian Steeg wrote:
> Yes, more documentation and samples would be great. It would be awesome
> if you'd contribute to the Eclipse wiki, be it in new articles or by
> updating existing stuff. Check out the GEF entry page on the Eclipse wiki:
>
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/GEF
>
> And the GEF category (to which you could add new articles to make them
> show up on that page):
>
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/Category:GEF
>
> You can log into the wiki with your Bugzilla account.

Hi,

Ah thanks for that info, I hadn't realised that Wiki was editable by the
public!

I wonder what would be the best format for such information? I was
thinking of a "Snippets and Examples" page rather than full articles.
Maybe add a "Snippets and Examples" page to the front page?

Phil
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