A picture is worth a thousand words: Sirius integrates ELK

One of the main benefits of diagrams is that they can make it very easy to quickly grasp the overall structure of a model. As the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. However this is only true if the layout of the diagram is actually good. Laying out large diagrams manually can be very cumbersome, so Eclipse Sirius has always supported automatic diagram layout (through the “ Arrange ...

What’s Coming in Sirius 6.0?

The next major version of Sirius , version 6.0, will be released on June 27, 2018 as part of the Eclipse Photon Simultaneous Release, with a corresponding version of Obeo Designer Community Edition soon after. Many of the new features for this release are already available for testing in milestone versions, and now is the right time to test them and give us feedback: there’s still time to make adj...

Sirius Community Survey 2017 Results

In general, users of Open Source projects like Sirius tend to only interact with the project when they have problems, or once in a while to thank us (which is always greatly appreciated!). It can be difficult to find out who is using the project, how they use it, and what they would like to see in future versions. Last October (during SiriusCon 2017), we released the first ever Sirius Community Su...

CheConf18

A small post to announce that I will be speaking at CheConf18 , a one day conference dedicated to Eclipse Che an extensible cloud development platform. I am really excited to participate to this event! I will co speak with Stevan Le Meur, Che maintainer from RedHat about Building Extensibility and Community for Che. During our session, you’ll get a preview of the work we prototyped at Obeo to brin...

Dear Santa

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Mélanie and I am a little bit too old for that. It’s been a long while since I last wrote to you. This year I have been really naughty nice. All I want for Christmas is: An Eclipse Sirius 6.0 version for June 2018 compatible with Java 8, 9, 10 ( a big fat hen ), 11… and Eclipse Oxygen & Photon. Improved Xtext compatibility with Sirius. I want to thank you Santa as ...

You only have a few more hours to submit to EclipseCon Europe!

I’m deeply honored of being part of the program committee again for EclipseCon Europe 2017. Each year I’m amazed at this conference, it was one of the first Eclipse event I attend and since then it has always had a strong friendly vibe to it. In the last few years it evolved into the main international event for the Eclipse community, attending it should be a no brainer. This conference is great b...

Back to the Future

Last week, Obeo sent me to San Jose, California to attend the 1st Eclipse Converge and Devoxx US which was really cool of them. It makes sense to co-locate those events as both involved Java developers and open source projects. I really believe that these communities have so many things to share that this week in California would be a great occasion to learn from each other. Eclipse Converge I sta...