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.


  1. Hi ! Good to see you on planet Eclipse Mariot! :)

  2. Yes. Even if I don't develop Eclipse plug-ins anymore, I keep an eye on its eco-system. It's good to see a known person on Planet Eclispe. I will follow your work! Well done for this layout provider !

    Alexandre Vanbelle

  3. C├ędric, Alexandre thanks for the kind words :)

  4. Thank you for sharing this information, The information was very helpful and saved a lot of my time, Thank you for providing this information