Announcing Handly 0.1 Release

by Vladimir Piskarev

I am very pleased to announce that the Handly 0.1 release has been completed today as scheduled to coincide with the Eclipse Luna (it is not part of the simultaneous release though).

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Handly is a new technology project at Eclipse. It supplies basic building blocks that help implementors of language tooling create handle-based code models similar in design principles to the JDT Java Model. The uniform API makes it possible to develop common IDE components dealing with such models. Integration with Xtext is provided. For more information, visit the project’s website.

The first release of Handly at the Eclipse Foundation is primarily focused on taking a stable initial code contribution from 1C LLC and releasing it from Eclipse. This release lays the groundwork for further development and will be the basis for introducing the project to the open source community.

Looking beyond the initial release, the intent is to come up with a really nice design in this problem area through an open and transparent development process driven by community feedback. So if you are interested in this technology and have a feature in mind where you can leverage Handly, it would be in your best interest to engage as early as possible by playing around with this release and giving feedback. Please direct your comments and questions to the adopter forum.

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