March 23, 2011

Acceleo next version

For the next version of Acceleo included in Indigo, we are working on several items, following is a presentation of some of them.
  • Ant and maven easy integration

Currently you could easily use Acceleo as standalone, but if you need to integrate the acceleo compilation or generation in your workflow it's a bit difficult. So we are working on providing ant tasks and better maven support.

  • Documentation of your generators

We add documentation capabilities for query, module and template. Documentation will be available on mouse over and during code completions. You have also support of deprecated tag with proper warning in case of use.

  • Improved performances

You will have the ability to compile modules as binary resources. It will reduce significantly the size of compiled modules and increase the performances. This serialization will be the default one, but it could be modified in the preferences.

By the way we organize a BoF this evening about Acceleo, come on to discuss with us !


  1. Mariot,

    I'm not sure if you're taking advantage of the new (EMF 2.7) OPTION_BINARY. It makes producing a binary serialization even easier...

  2. Ed,

    No we don't use this new option, as we try to keep the compatibility with EMF 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7, but that's a useful small addition to EMF 2.7.