Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Eclipse DemoCamp in Nantes this week

Don't forget this Thursday if you're closed to Nantes to attend to our Eclipse DemoCamp.

Here we have the program:
18:00 - 18:10: Welcome
18:10 - 18:35: Modisco, by Gabriel Barbier, Mia-Software
18:35 - 19:00: WTP with Glassfish, by Laurent Ruaud and Evariste Konkolé, Serli
19:00 - 19:25: Acceleo, by Stéphane Bégaudeau, Obeo
19:25 - 19:50: Eclipse SOA, by INRIA
19:50 - 20:15: ATL in the AtlanMod Model Management Architecture, by Hugo Bruneliere, EMN/INRIA
20:15 - 20h45: GMF Showcases, by Etienne Juliot, Obeo
20:45 - 21h00: Open discussion

Our goal: few slides, lots of demos!

If you want to attend, please use the wiki page: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_Helios_2010/Nantes

See you on Thursday!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Acceleo 3.0.0 is released!

Acceleo 3.0 has just been released and it comes with compatibility with Eclipse 3.4, 3.5 and the latest 3.6 versions. Acceleo 3.0 is a pragmatic implementation of the OMG Model-to-text specification. It supports the developer with most of the features that can be expected from a top quality code generator IDE: simple syntax, efficient code generation, advanced tooling, features on par with the JDT... Acceleo also has a unique tooling around example-based design of code generators with all the pragmatism we had with the 2.x stream.

Acceleo can be downloaded and installed in a number of ways. If you have an existing Eclipse installation and simply wish to install Acceleo in it, installing through the update site is the easiest way. If you'd rather install a new Eclipse with Acceleo, you may want to take a look at the facilities provided by the amalgamation project. Amalgamation is the project that leads the creation of the modeling bundle, it has an easy one click discover and install wizard. Thanks to it you could also easily install also ATL 3.1 (the model-to-model transformation language in Eclipse), EEF (a way to improve the EMF model creation), EMF Compare 1.1 and many other modeling components.

Acceleo 3.1 will be released in June 2011 with the Eclipse Indigo release train. We also planned several corrective versions for the 2.x maintenance stream: a 2.7.1 version will be released this year and a 2.8 version in 2011. Meanwhile, the Acceleo team is investigating towards Eclipse 4 (e4) compatibility. All the links and information to download and install Acceleo are available from here: http://www.eclipse.org/acceleo/download/

Note that examples are available from the menu right-click => New => Examples => Acceleo Plug-ins.

Do not hesitate to give feedback through the mailing-lists, the bug-tracker or the web forum, a Wiki is available to ease the collaboration and the gathering of tips and tricks.
Support information: http://www.eclipse.org/acceleo/support/
Developers information: http://www.eclipse.org/acceleo/developers/

Thanks to all the developers and contributors involved in this release!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Eclipse DemoCamp in Nantes

Obeo and INRIA organize an Eclipse DemoCamp at Nantes on the 8th of July: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_Helios_2010/Nantes

Don't be afraid, we looked at the world cup agenda and there will be no game on this day! So you could attend quietly and maybe take a break about soccer for few hours.

However don't miss the first Eclipse World cup experience where I hope lot of people will join us (Go! Go! Go France!). If you're interested, take a look to the post made by Goulwen.

For the DemoCamp, we have started to work on the agenda and already several interesting demos will be presented: Acceleo by Obeo, MoDisco by Mia-software, WTP by Serli and more to come.

If you want to propose a demo or simply attend, please sign up on the wiki.

See you in Nantes!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The new acceleo release before the 3.0 version

Acceleo 2.7 has just been released. The Acceleo profiler has been improved in particular when generating from big models. A template extender was added; it allows to explicitly extend a template from an Acceleo module. Custom services can now be added as a system services. Several fixes were done on the models import from the Enterprise Architect modeler. Concerning the Acceleo modules, the C and Java modules have been improved. A new build is available on the update site.

Furthermore some bugs have been fixed; you may want to have a look on the new and noteworthy page for the 2.7.0 release: http://www.acceleo.org/pages/new-and-noteworthy-acceleo-2-7-0/

The "Acceleo modeling bundles" providing the Eclipse platform, Acceleo, its prerequisites have been updated. These bundles are the way to go if you want to test the power of modeling within Eclipse: http://www.acceleo.org/pages/download-bundle/ They provide as usual the ATL workbench for model to model transformations, EMF Compare for model comparison and others components composing the official Eclipse Modeling Package.

We planned several corrective versions for the 2.x branch: a 2.7.1 version will be released this year and a 2.8 version in 2011. But as you may know, the next major release of Acceleo is currently implemented and this new version is an official Eclipse foundation project (http://www.eclipse.org/acceleo). The most obvious change of this new version is the overhaul of the syntax as we now follow the OMG standard "MOF Model To Text Language" (MTL) based on OCL. In incubation since a little more than two years within Eclipse, Acceleo 3.0 is coming soon with the Eclipse Helios train (June 2010). Acceleo 3.0 already supports a level of functionality close to its 2.x stream. “Pre-release candidate” milestone could already be tested: http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/m2t/downloads/?project=acceleo

Do not hesitate to give feedback through the mailing-lists, the bug-tracker or the web forum, a Wiki is available to ease the collaboration and the gathering of tips and tricks. http://www.acceleo.org/pages/take-part-in-acceleo/

Thanks to all the developpers and contributors involved in this release!