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This project will be the bridge that would enable quick port of Applications that have been already developed using GEF Tigris framework onto Eclipse IDE as a plugin.
Summary A SWT GEF Tigris framework
Category libraries
License GNU Lesser Public License
Owner(s) vinodpanicker

The goal of the project is to provide a port of the existing tigris GEF (Graphical editing framework) using swt equivalent.


"Project SWTGEF" goal is to build a library capable of doing a seamless port of an existing Graphical application built on GEF Tigris framework to a SWT platform The final packaged version would wrapped and delivered as an eclipse GEF tigris plugin

  • Port all the Graphical editing and presentation features built into GEF tigris using swing libraries to swt equivalents
  • The final version would be delivered as an eclipse GEF tigris plugin
  • The version would be regressed with the newer release/ version of GEF tigris


  • Rewrite of Jgraph and Editor and other key classes in the base and presentation packages using SWT with out changing the function signature as far as possible , in the existing GEF package.
  • Additional code to support Eclipse Views and other feature.
  • Build bridge to Eclipse GEF whereever possible.
  • Related resources

    • http://gef.tigris.org/
    • http://www.eclipse.org/