As I have been asked this a couple of times at the booth: I am convined it makes no sense turning the presented view framework into a graphical editing framework. I am not entirely opposed to graphical editors but keep in mind that
- You're going to need much more than graphical editing frameworks provide (projection, navigation, browsing, ...) I'd estimate a factor of 10-20 in the effort of building a graphical tool as opposed to a textual tool.
- The bi-directional mapping from the semantic model to the graphical one is source of a lot of problems. Not all of them can be hidden from the users.
- The structure of the semantic model must match the diagram model. This is not even true for the simplest models like UML2 class diagrams. You should be in a position to change the semantic metamodel to have a perfect structural match.
Eclipse Con Europe 2011 was an excellent event as always. I really enjoyed meeting all the nice people from the community. Thanks a lot for the organization and especially for the delicious food.
But remember: After the conference is before the conference. The CfP for Eclipse Con 2012 in Reston, Virgina, is open. Hope to see all of you there.