KIELER Pragmatics 2014/05

We are happy to provide release 2014/05 of the KIELER Pragmatics Project! It 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.

As a bonus, we are co-releasing our KLighD-based KIELER Ptolemy Browser.

Instead of naming this release KIELER Pragmatics 0.12.0, we decided to name it KIELER Pragmatics 2014/05 instead. This way, people immediately see when this version was released. Also, since the plug-ins and features carry a timestamp, people can immediately see which release a particular plug-in or feature belongs to. All hail to clarity!



KIELER Pragmatics 2014/05 is provided as a set of features, available to be added to your Eclipse installation via an update site. KIELER Pragmatics 2014/05 was tested on Eclipse 4.3 "Kepler", but may also be compatible with other versions of Eclipse.

See the KIELER Tools and Libraries page to download the KIELER Ptolemy Browser and the KIELER Web Service.

Release Notes

The 2014/05 release of KIELER Pragmatics continues our efforts to redesign our core APIs, KIML and KLighD. It includes a number of API-breaking changes, so beware of upgrading to this release if you currently do not have time to adapt your code accordingly. You can find a list of solved tickets for this release at our issue tracking system. Release notes of older releases can be found at our Release Notes page.

If you're wondering where components have gone that were traditionally a part of KIELER, you might not know yet that the KIELER was split into two separate projects, KIELER Pragmatics and KIELER Semantics, which release pretty much independently.

API Changes in 2014/05

This is a summary of the API changes introduced with version 2014/05:

New Features Included in 2014/05

Here's a few highlights of what's new in version 2014/05:


Diagram Layout

One of the core features of KIELER Pragmatics is the KIELER Infrastructure for Meta-Layout (KIML). It provides the glue between diagram editors and layout algorithms. If you have installed layout support for GMF editors, you may want to try the following:

Viewing Ptolemy Models

If you have a Ptolemy installation, try the following:

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.

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