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Xcore and mwe2 [message #1856365] Wed, 07 December 2022 15:45 Go to next message
Frank Benoit is currently offline Frank BenoitFriend
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Hi

we use MWE2 workflows to generate from ecore to Java classes and run modification onto them.

Is it possible to use Xcore to edit the model.
Then on save instead of generating code, it shall just save/export to an ecore/genmodel file?
What setup is needed for this? Is there an existing description?

If this is possible, I could run the mwe2 workflow afterwards, as usual I do today with the ecore/genmodel file.

Frank
Re: Xcore and mwe2 [message #1856367 is a reply to message #1856365] Wed, 07 December 2022 15:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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i have zero clue on xcore and mwe2 but maybe you can check

https://github.com/eclipse/xtext-maven/tree/master/org.eclipse.xtext.maven.plugin/src/test/resources/it/generate/xcore-lang

and (dont know how up to date this is and what it exactly does)
https://github.com/cdietrich/xcore-maven-example
https://github.com/cdietrich/xtext-ecore-xcore



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Re: Xcore and mwe2 [message #1856373 is a reply to message #1856367] Wed, 07 December 2022 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Willink is currently offline Ed WillinkFriend
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Hi

I too have limited knowledge on xcore but understand it to be *.ecore plus *.genmodel with a friendly Xtext editor.

Since MWE2 supports custom beans, you can certainly develop a suitable one if no one has one already available. Adapting the standard (or else the OCL) Ecore GenModel bean is probably a good start.

Regards

Ed Willink
Re: Xcore and mwe2 [message #1856382 is a reply to message #1856373] Thu, 08 December 2022 06:46 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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You can directly use an Xcore model in an Xtext grammar. But I'm not sure what "modifications" you have to make; perhaps operations with bodies are sufficient for that purpose.

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