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Is the Tooling Project Dead? [message #766457] Thu, 15 December 2011 20:33 Go to next message
Arieh Bibliowicz is currently offline Arieh Bibliowicz
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Looking at the web site of the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) Tooling project, there have been almost no commits the past year and a half, and there is no plan for the future. Is this project dead?
Re: Is the Tooling Project Dead? [message #766657 is a reply to message #766457] Fri, 16 December 2011 08:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ralph Gerbig is currently offline Ralph Gerbig
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Hi,

I can assure you that it is not dead Wink You should also take a look at the bug tracker. There you can see a lot of activity.

Ralph
Re: Is the Tooling Project Dead? [message #766717 is a reply to message #766457] Fri, 16 December 2011 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mickael Istria is currently offline Mickael Istria
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On 15/12/2011 21:34, vainolo wrote:
> Looking at the web site of the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF)
> Tooling project, there have been almost no commits the past year and a
> half, and there is no plan for the future. Is this project dead?

As Ralph already answered, the project is not dead, it is aiming a 3.0
release for June.
If you want to monitor activity, you'll have to look at the Git
repository, or its GitHub mirror: https://github.com/eclipse/gmf-tooling
If you want to have the latest news, the wiki is preferred to the
website: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Graphical_Modeling_Framework

But there are currently some issues about who is able to update the
website. So the website is like dead. That's a major issue, and we'll
try to improve it.

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Re: Is the Tooling Project Dead? [message #766785 is a reply to message #766717] Fri, 16 December 2011 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Arieh Bibliowicz is currently offline Arieh Bibliowicz
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Yea, the website does seem dead, but as you said, there is activity in github.
One general question about the GMF project - why is there so little documentation? it is VERY hard to understand such a complicated framework without good documentation. Is there any way to help? I would be willing to dedicate some of my time to documenting the project, but I haven't been able to understand it enough.
Thanks
Re: Is the Tooling Project Dead? [message #766804 is a reply to message #766785] Fri, 16 December 2011 13:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mickael Istria is currently offline Mickael Istria
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On 16/12/2011 13:36, vainolo wrote:
> One general question about the GMF project - why is there so little
> documentation?

There is a lot of documentation on the wiki: http://wiki.eclipse.org/GMF
, including a tutorial on how to get started and lots of tips for
advanced customization.
There are also some books available about GMF.

Documentation cost time and money. If there is not enough documentation,
that simply means that there is not enough time and money spent in them.
It's up to contributors (individual and companies) to help in improving it.

> it is VERY hard to understand such a complicated
> framework without good documentation.

It is very important that you define what "good" means here. What is
missing to the current documentation to make it good?

> Is there any way to help? I would
> be willing to dedicate some of my time to documenting the project, but I
> haven't been able to understand it enough. Thanks

Sure, you help is very welcome. If you want to document project, you could:
* improve the main tutorial (
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Graphical_Modeling_Framework/Tutorial/Part_1 )
and make it clearer and clearer.
* improve other wiki pages to make them more readable
* add missing content to documentation
* Suggest improvements to the website via bugs:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=GMP (website component)
* propose patches to improve website by bugs:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/IT_Infrastructure_Doc#How_do_I_setup_my_project_website.3F
....

There are plenty ways on making GMF Tooling better. Feel free to choose
the one you prefer ;)


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Re: Is the Tooling Project Dead? [message #780281 is a reply to message #766457] Tue, 17 January 2012 14:23 Go to previous message
Philipp W. Kutter is currently offline Philipp W. Kutter
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Just small additional remarks on the topic:

- there are three full time resources working on the topic since almost
half a year, and they are funded for the years to come
(I am sitting right now in their office in Prague, and none of them is dead)

- by recruiting these people partly from the original creators in
Borland/Together, it was possible to continue the MDA Architecture based
on QVTO, OCL, e.t.c. and extend with experience gained in the last
years, rather than "starting from scratch"

- while the current available releas for 3.7.1 is based on the status
about 1 year ago, the new major release will be ready in about 2 month
to test out for users. Or just check out the sources and play with them...

Regards, Philipp

On 15.12.2011 21:34, vainolo wrote:
> Looking at the web site of the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF)
> Tooling project, there have been almost no commits the past year and a
> half, and there is no plan for the future. Is this project dead?
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