Sirius 4.1 is Out! What’s Inside ? Joy

This week I am participating to EclipseCon Europe to present what’s new in Eclipse Sirius 4.1.

 What I feel like on monday morning: Joy!

On Monday evening I’ll be in Ludwigsburg for EclipseCon! This one is little special as it will be my first one as an official Sirius committer.

I am really happy to introduce you to the new features of the 4.1 release, especially what we did to improve the specifier experience:

  • Pre-registered service class: starting from Sirius 4.1, by default when you create a new Viewpoint Specification Project, a service class is pre-registered.

  • Improve the selection of deeply contained Viewpoint Specification Model elements: in a style property customization, the “applied on” field was used to open a popup with all styles of the VSM. As they are identified by type and color (e.g. square blue) a lot of entries are identical, making it difficult to select the correct one. Now it is more user friendly as the mapping container of the style is also presented.

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  • Properly configured I18N: we have completed our work on the internationalization, with the runtime strings being properly externalized. As a result, you can specify keys in your VSM and using a properties file you can have translated labels in your user interface, here in Japanese. Since Sirius 4.1, new Viewpoint Specification Projects are properly configured for I18N.

  • Specifier editor for properties view description: we provide also the completion, and contribute a new simplified reference widget.

I invite you to join the Sirius team tomorrow morning for the Sirius workshop to experience in live all these new improvements. See you there!

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