|Re: OCL Console in SR2 [message #68596 is a reply to message #68578]
||Wed, 11 March 2009 13:23
Originally posted by: cdamus.zeligsoft.com|
That makes sense. The console example was never in the coordinated
releases, except in the form of a workspace-project-installer wizard in
the OCL SDK feature.
The main reason why the console is not a first-class component of the
SDK is that the committer team cannot afford to support it. In part,
this is a resource issue, and in part, it is because the console is
lacking some rather essential capabilities. The enhancement request
that I referenced, and the patch attached to it, are a step towards
solving that problem.
Andrew H wrote:
> Hi Christian
> To be honest I have forgotten how I originally installed the OCL
> console. I had assumed it was part of the ganamede update site. Maybe I
> did go to a separate site??
> When I upgraded to SR2 I could not find the console in any of the
> preconfigured update sites. It surprised me at the time but maybe its
> not suprising if I never got it that way in the first place.
> We are not really interested in it as an example (although that may be
> useful too). Its just that its the only simple way I have found to
> evaluate ocl expressions.
> We use OCL quite a bit but we aren't using it in anything that has its
> own custom editor (like QVT). To avoid having to wait until we run a
> unit test to know if we made a typo in our OCL we use the console to
> create the expressions.
> Seems to me that something like the OCL console should be part of the
> standard tools available for EMF.
> Christian W. Damus wrote:
>> Hi, Andrew,
>> How do you mean that it's absent? The SDK should still have the
>> example installer wizard. You wouldn't see a new version because
>> those particular plug-ins didn't have any changes in SR2 over the SR1
>> Are you trying to install using p2 from the Ganymede update site?
>> From the MDT update site? Or do you mean that the downloads page
>> doesn't have the Examples ZIP?
>> There is currently no plan to make the console "official." It simply
>> isn't sufficiently full-featured. Its eventual replacement is much
>> closer to what I would like to provide:
>> Andrew H wrote:
>>> I just upgraded to SR2 and couldn't find the OCL console anywhere so
>>> ended up copying it from SR1.
>>> I know its just an example but we actually use it a lot. Its really
>>> useful for us to make sure we type valid OCL before we copy it into
>>> our application code.
>>> Is there any plans to make OCL console or something similar an
>>> official plugin?
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