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GEF (Graphical Editing Framework)

The Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) provides Eclipse-integrated end-user tools in terms of a Graphviz authoring (DOT editor, DOT Graph view) and a word cloud rendering environment (Tag Cloud view), as well as framework components (Common, Geometry, FX, MVC, Graph, Layout, Zest, DOT, and Cloudio) to create rich graphical Java client applications, Eclipse-integrated or standalone. All relevant information can either be found on GitHub or on GEF4 MVC.FX.UI Example

The legacy components Draw2d 3.x, GEF (MVC) 3.x, and Zest 1.x are still maintained but will not be developed further. As they are still an integral part of the Eclipse ecosystem we continue to provide service releases but will not fix any issues that require to break its API.

Current Status

GEF is participating in the annual Eclipse Simultaneous Release. We are currently working on a GEF 4.1.0 (Neon.1) bugfix release, as well as a GEF 5.0.0 (Oxygen) major release. Please note that all GEF4 components are transferred back to the original project namespace during this release.

Release 4.0.0 Available

June 22, 2016 - Release 4.0.0 is available as part of the Neon simultaneous release, including GEF4 Common, Geometry, FX, MVC, Graph, Layout, Zest, DOT, and Cloudio 1.0.0 as well as Draw2d 3.10.100, GEF (MVC) 3.11.0, and Zest 1.7.0. Follow the Download link to obtain it. For further information about included features or bug fixes, please refer to the New and Noteworthy page.

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