DSL Variant Management for TMF Xtext Released
Over the last couple of weeks Andreas Rytina and I have been working on porting the DSL Variant Management Tools to Eclipse 3.5 and TMF Xtext. We have finally finished these efforts and the plug-ins are available as a download
The DSL Variant Management tools allow you to access pure::variants feature models from within your own textual DSLs. Static checking of feature names is the supported. There is also an integration with pure::variants relations view, which means that if you select a feature in the feature model the relations you will tell you, which off your DSL files refer to that feature.
In addition, you can also specify feature dependent regions in manually written code (in fact, any text file) and you can query selection status of features from within model transformations and templates.
We have also updated the documentation. The code used in the documentation is available for download, too.
On a related note: we are currently preparing an eclipse project to implement simple feature model tools
based on EMF and other Eclipse Modeling technologies. Over time, we will and able the DSL variant management tools to also work with this open source feature modeling environment, and not just with the commercial pure::variants