On 25 Feb 2014, at 15:19, Rob Cernich wrote:
I think it may work well for smaller models.
define small ? :) My main interest is just for editing single files -
not something that crosses multiple artefacts.
As I recall, you needed to create your own model interfaces,
annotating them with the XML/UI details.
Yeah, and they can be adjusted to handle multiple versions so it feels
much more sustainable/robust/flexible approach compared to i.e. EMF
Sapphire then processed those annotations, generating the code
required for the UI. I don't believe there is any tooling available
for automatically generating these annotated interfaces directly from
Initially, they had some support for Graphiti, so you could generate
graphical editors in addition to master/detail style tree/field
editors. That changed early on so the graphical editor was generated
directly on GEF.
As Brian said, this is my knowledge as of about two years ago.
okey - the other issue Gorkem just mentioned to me is custom layout...I
guess if you buy into sapphire you just need
to accept their layout ...
----- Original Message -----
> We tried to use it, but abandoned it pretty quickly. The issue wasn't
> that it
> didn't work, but that it was a bit unstable at the time and didn't
> handle everything we needed.
> That was a couple of years ago now, so I'm sure it's improved since
> I wish I could remember specifics, but it's been a long time now and
> been a lot of water under the bridge.
> Brian Fitzpatrick (aka "Fitz")
> Senior Software Engineer, SOA-P
> JBoss by Red Hat
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Max Rydahl Andersen" <max.andersen(a)gmail.com>
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:59:19 AM
> Subject: [jbosstools-dev] Use of sapphire in jboss tools projects ?
> In past in jboss tools core we haven't used it but I know
> stack uses it (SwitchYard? others ?)
> I'm just wondering:
> 1) Was it worth it ?
> 2) How much do you use it ? for xml-tree editors, graphical editors,
> wizards, more ?
> Asking since I just got aware that they plan to go out of incubation
> Luna (https://www.eclipse.org/sapphire/releases/
> and with https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBIDE-15394
the value at least now
> seem much greater than the past API breakage issues there was.
> I especially like
> and the zero-EMF requirement on the models ;)
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