The Obeo Designer Early Access Program (EAP) provides free access to development versions (milestones) of Obeo Designer and Sirius to make it easy for early adopters to test new features and give us feedback in a more timely manner.
The versions of all the components in the milestone builds (Sirius, but also all its dependencies, including the Eclipse platform) are snapshots of work in progress, and do not correspond to official released versions. Some features might not always work as expected.
These milestone builds are provided for testing purposes and should not be used in production, as they are not supported. Note that due to the way Sirius works, opening existing Sirius projects with an EAP build may alter the files in a way that make them impossible to re-open with earlier, released versions of Obeo Designer or Sirius. When testing an EAP build, use a copy of your projects to keep the original unmodified.
This official release will be based on Sirius 6.1.0 final.
Beside fixes and stabilisation work, the main differences with 11.1M1 will be an improved version of the DSL Workflow which was introduced in 6.0, and the move to EPLv2 for Sirius (the version now recommended by the Eclipse Foundation and progressively adopted by all Eclipse projects).
After Sirius 6.1 is released, we will focus on integrating web-based features (which are still experimental at the moment) and the large-scale refactorings needed in Sirius to support both the current RCP-based mode and the new web-based modelers. Milestone releases will be published regularly (every two or three months) to allow early adopters to test and give feedback.
This version is based on Sirius 6.1.0M2 and Eclipse Photon. It features the following changes compared to Sirius 6.0. Note that the features which are still considered experimental are not pre-installed in the packages, but are available in the pre-registered update-site in the Obeo Designer Community Edition - Experimental Features (Early Access) category. This includes: Workflow DSL support, ELK integration for improved automatic layout, and the Sirius server.