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How to install EMF into Eclipse Oxygen [message #1773619] Sat, 30 September 2017 20:16 Go to next message
Michael Moser is currently offline Michael MoserFriend
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Based on an xsd (XML schema file) I need to write an editor that allows to create and edit the corresponding XML files. Now, this is something that I had been doing with Eclipse and EMF ~10 years ago already multiple times, so I first thought, that's a piece of cake.

But to my dismay it's not so easy to get my hands on EMF in Eclipse these days anymore. Apparently the EMF tools are not part of the default Oxygen distro any more. So I added the EMF download site ( to the list of update sites. I then get a list of EMF versions and variants but when I e.g. select "EMF SDK 2.5.0 (EMF + XSD)" to be downloaded and installed instead of doing so, Eclipse decides that it "cannot perform operation. Computing alternate solutions, may take a while" and then it goes off and computes "something" which literally takes hours!
After maybe three hours it displays an error message. Unfortunately I clicked it away (I am re-running the process to get hold of the precise error), but I seem to remember that it couldn't find some update site. :-(

So, how can one get EMF into Eclipse Oxygen these days? Or what else would these days be the "Eclipse way" of achieving what I intend, namely to create a decent XML editor with minimal effort based on a given schema file?

[Updated on: Sat, 30 September 2017 21:16]

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Re: How to install EMF into Eclipse Oxygen [message #1773748 is a reply to message #1773619] Wed, 04 October 2017 05:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
M V is currently offline M VFriend
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maybe I'm going a little too deep in the deep.

In Eclipse:

Help / Install new Software

Search there for: EMF

I installed EMF - Eclipse Modeling Framework SDK

or take a look at this:

Re: How to install EMF into Eclipse Oxygen [message #1774301 is a reply to message #1773748] Thu, 12 October 2017 14:09 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Sorry, I messed the posts because of

Yes, EMF is on every release train. Probably you'll want to install the XSD SDK too if you want to build models from XML Schemas.
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