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KIELER Pragmatics 2020/03

We are happy to provide release 2020/03 of the KIELER Pragmatics Project! KIELER Pragmatics is a framework for enhanced user interaction in graphical modeling that builds on the Eclipse platform. This document describes how to install the release and highlights the most exciting new features.

Important Notice

Please note that KIELER Lightweight Diagrams (KLighD) in its entirety, as well as the KGraph language, are not longer included in this release. Both can be found in our official Kieler Lightweight Diagrams GitHub project.


KIELER Pragmatics 2020/03 is provided as a set of features, available to be added to your Eclipse installation via an update site. KIELER Pragmatics 2020/03 was tested on Eclipse 2020-03, but may also be compatible with other versions of Eclipse.

  • See the KIELER Downloads site for download details.
  • KIELER Pragmatics requires an installed Java Runtime Environment >= version 1.8.
  • The layout components of the Eclipse Layout Kernel can make use of the layout algorithms provided by the Graphviz library. You may want to install that as well.

Release Notes and Highlights

You can find a list of the closed tickets for this release at our issue tracking system. Release notes of older releases can be found at our Release Notes page.

Major changes

KLighD has now moved out of the KIELER Pragmatics Project and is now a standalone project hosted on GitHub and had a first release there. For more information on that, visit the official KLighD GitHub page.

Together with removing KLighD from this project, we went through the remaining plug-ins and features and moved or discontinued a few more. For more information on the individual elements, see the Discontinued Projects:

  • UML Sequence Diagram Editor
  • KIELER Editor for Graphs (KEG)
  • remaining KLay parts
  • KIELER Ptolemy Browser
  • KWebS
  • Graphs Hierarchical Views
  • Kaot, kgtee, moml, sccharts Formats
  • Piccolo Mirror
  • All Remaining Tests

With the major part of KLighD being moved and discontinuing a lot of smaller projects, an interesting point is to look at what is left the Pragmatics project:

  • Layout Configuration DSL
  • Formats Plugins to convert between graph formats
  • Graph Analysis
  • Syntheses and supporting code for graph structures
  • Layout using OGDF
  • OGDF mirror
  • GraphML mirror
  • Solvers for optimization problems regarding layout
  • Graph generator for test cases

Known Problems and Limitations

Bug Reports, Comments

We're working hard to make the graphical modeling user experience as convenient as possible. However, bugs can still remain in the code and some things might not be as you would expect them. Please don't hesitate to send in bug reports or give other comments like feature requests.

You can submit bug in our issue tracking system  or send a mail to For news or general questions subscribe to the rt-kieler mailing list.

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