Sphinx Project

Sphinx Project

About Sphinx

Sphinx is an open source project under the Eclipse Modeling project to provide an extensible platform that eases the creation of integrated modeling tool environments supporting individual or multiple modeling languages (which can be UML-based or native DSLs) and has a particular focus on industrial strength and interoperability.

The Sphinx project proposal can be found here. The project has been provisioned and the initial code contribution from Artop has been submitted, passed the preliminary IP review and been checked in to SVN.

Currently we are working upon setting up Sphinx builds and making Sphinx milestone and integration builds available for download. The results of the first successful Sphinx builds on Eclipse Hudson are already available and can be retrieved right there.

We are also about to create wiki pages for Sphinx providing up-to-date developer and user information.

Some Highlights of Sphinx

Workspace Management

This component is built on EMF, EMF Transaction, and Eclipse Platform. It provides services for managing the lifecycle and editing domains of model instances that need to be centrally provided and shared in the workspace of Sphinx-based modeling tool applications.

Navigator View and Editor Sockets

This component is built on EMF, EMF Transaction, Eclipse Common Navigator Framework, Eclipse UI Forms, and GMF. It provides common logic for creating explorer views, form editors, and graphical editors operating on shared model instances in Sphinx-based modeling tool applications.

Validation Runtime Extensions

This component is built on EMF, EMF Transaction, EMF Validation, and Eclipse Platform. It provides extended runtime-level services for validating models or model fragments in Sphinx-based modeling tool applications and visualizing validation results.

Compare & Merge Integration

This component is built on EMF, EMF Transaction, EMF Compare, and Eclipse Compare Support. It provides extensions enabling model-based compare/merge operations to be carried out on shared model instances in Sphinx-based modeling tool applications.

EMF Runtime & Eclipse Platform Extensions

This component is built on EMF, EMF Transaction, and Eclipse Platform. It provides common runtime-level enhancements such as description of meta-models, description of shared model instances including their scopes, meta-model compatibility services, as well as a couple of performance optimizations and utilities. They are used by all other Sphinx platform components and are also available to Sphinx-based modeling tool applications.

Getting Involved
SVN, Workspace Setup, Wiki, Committers.
Downloads
Distribution, Update Site, Dropins.
Incubation
Incubation

This project is in the Incubation Phase.

Project Summary

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New and Noteworthy

The initial code contribution has been checked in to SVN.

Results of first successful Sphinx builds are available on Hudson.

Wiki pages with up-to-date Sphinx developer and user are in progress.

EclipseCon Europe 2012 Presentation published.

Added the Andreas Graf's Software Engineering Blog: Why you should consider Sphinx for your modeling projects.