January 22, 2009

Obeo grid layout contribution

Open source projects are like plants.

Photo from A National Acrobat

As there is already some gardeners, there is no obligation to provide them with water, but I am convinced that giving some compost will help them to grow.

It could be feedback and help, translations ,articles, bugs tracking or patches.

Recently we contributed a generic grid layout provider for GMF runtime.
We hope it could be included in GMF, and people could benefit from it, as we benefited from both EMF and GMF projects.

Basically you inherit from the generic grid layout provider, and only define 3 parameters :

- the vertical padding
- the horizontal padding
- the number of columns

Here is an example showing the results with the GMF logical example, and 5 as value for each parameter.

Before arrange all.

After arrange all.