We want to thank our continuously active team of 11 contributors (41 contributors overall) for completing 50 bug fixes and features. EMF Forms continues to be one of the most active projects at Eclipse with a very stable development activity:
As announced during the 1.17.0 release, we have added a new service for adopters. The development team uses a defined “Test” tag on important bug reports. In general, the “Test” keyword highlights bug reports, which should definitely be looked at and tested in detail by all adopters when updating to a new version. Please see more details in this announcement. All relevant “test” bug reports in 1.18.0 can be found here.
Please note, that due to the new release cadence of the Eclipse release train, there will be 4 releases per year for EMF Forms and EMF Client Platform from now on, too. As a consequence, we will be able to publish new features and improvements faster. The next release, 2018-12 is already due in December (19th).
In case you don’t know EMF Forms: It is a framework focused on the creation of form-based UIs. EMF Client Platform is designed to support the development of applications based on an EMF data model. If you are not yet familiar with EMF Forms, please refer to this tutorial for an introduction.
Both of these frameworks are part of the Eclipse Modeling Tools Photon package, but you can also find the new release on our download pages:
As always, we will also blog about new features of the EMF Forms / ECP 1.18.0 release in the upcoming weeks! Please follow this blog or follow us on twitter for notifications about new posts.