With the 1.25.0 release, we also complete an internal restructuring of the project regarding EMF Client Platform and EMF Forms. Most importantly, as previously announced, we deprecate the following components, as they have effectively be replaced over the years:
- ECP navigator => Has been replaced with custom tree support and the generic editor
- ECP editor => Has been replaced by EMF Forms
- ECP repository view => Has not been widely used
EMF Forms originally started as a sub component of the EMF Client Platform and quickly became the most powerful and widely adopted component. We reflected this success by creating a separate website and update sites. Over time and as announced before, many EMF Client Platform components have been even replaced by EMF Forms. Therefore, most users consume EMF Forms, but technically not the EMF Client Platform anymore. As this process is now completed in terms of deprecating replaced components, we take the final step and make EMF Forms the primary name of the project. This is mainly reflected on our website, we merged the EMF Client Platform site into the EMF Forms page. Also, we are happy to announce that we redesigned the website , so it is definitely worth a visit!
In case you don’t know EMF Forms: It is a framework focused on the creation of form-based UIs. If you are not yet familiar with EMF Forms, please refer to this tutorial for an introduction.
EMF Forms is part of the Eclipse Modeling Tools package, but you can also find the new release on our download pages:
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