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» Lepido: successful creation review
Posted on 13 May 2005 - 17:41
First, congratulations for the Lepido project creation. It is good to know that Cocoon tools will be available under Eclipse.
I have had discussions with Dan Rubel and Carl McConnell (from Eclipse Pollinate project) months ago. As you may know, Pollinate includes a page flow editor (http://dev.eclipse.org/viewcvs/indextech.cgi/~checkout~/org.eclipse.poll...). You have been talking about graphical editors into Lepido Creation Review slides, so I just thought you might be interested by more information about Pollinate page flow editor.
According to Carl, the Pollinate editor is about 1000 lines of code. And graphical instructions are mixed with Pollinate way of doing. I have being arguing to Carl that separation (between graphical interface and business rules) could be done as the project Flow4j does (http://flow4jeclipse.sourceforge.net/). But unfortunately, Pollinate has had not enough to tackle this improvment.
At the moment, I am just seen Pollinate flow editor as a possible candidate for building one Lepido flow editor. Working on the same code base could bring benefits to each team and may lead to the appareance of a generic flow editor that could be useful for the whole Eclipse ecosystem.
What do you think about that ?
Yes, we've looked at Pollinate as both projects aim at providing some tooling for a particular runtime engine.
Pollinate's page flow editor is interesting, and cooperating is certainly something that can be envisioned. Hovewer, we were also looking at GMF for graphical editors in Lepido, especially considering that such editors don't come right now in our roadmap, which gives some time for GMF to provide powerful tools :-)
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