New major release: 0.7.0

Today I created a new release from Debug Visualisation.

The new release is called 0.7.0, as it introduces major new features:

  • Preliminary support for Filtering nodes: similar to the Logical Structures feature it is possible to define the structure, and only visualise that (e.g. in case of Lists only the content should be depicted, not the other attributes).
  • Drill in: it is possible to define a new top-level element instead of the Local Context, and hide other items.

There are also some minor updates, such as the reintroduction of the Simulated cooling layout algorithm.

On the other hand most changes are not visible in the user interface, but the revamped code should allow us to create some new features in the next service releases.

We recommend the update for everybody. Some technical information:

  • After some fighting with the update site project the category information is lost. I have no idea of the cause.
  • There is a new feature present in the update site: the Java Filter project defines filters for some items in the collections API.

Author: Zoltán Ujhelyi

I am an Eclipse Technology Expert at IncQuery Labs Ltd. and a regular contributor of open-source projects, most importantly the VIATRA project at eclipse.org. Furthermore, I am in the process of finishing my PhD in computer science at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics focusing on analysis techniques for model queries and transformations.

2 thoughts on “New major release: 0.7.0”

  1. Great! Thanks for the fast release! I’m glad we could do it before I travel. I intend to update the eclipse plugin central today.

    The EPC support answered my email, and told me that currently it is not possible to assign multiple owners to a plugin, but it is planned in the next version of the site. There is no roadmap nor release plan available, so we don’t know when will it be available.

    Anyway, thanks again for your work, I know it was hard to make the update site working.

  2. To tell the truth, not the update site was the main problem.

    I had some nasty 32/64 bit problems that took quite a lot of time to debug. But after solving it the release became only matter of hours, and some trial-and-error methods about the update site. But at least it is working. 😀

    If I will have time, I will setup some automatic release engineering, because this was awful.

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