Thursday, August 28, 2014

Working in vacation with my new 4 wheeled portable workstation

Apple Mac Pro with Sharp 32" 4K multitouch monitor on a NSP flight case

In the past 10 years my primary computer has been a laptop coupled with a large display, whenever possible.
This summer I switched back to a compact and stylish desktop computer: the Apple Mac Pro.
My love for large screens has grown and the desire to rediscover the tactile feelings of my iPad has driven my choice to a 32" Ultra-HD multitouch monitor: the Sharp PN-K322 BH.
My need to work out of the office for extended periods of time has been reduced, but I want to work as if I were in my office otherwise the creativity is blurred by frustration. So I bought a custom NSP flight case.

After a month of work on vacation in a country house with my family, I can say to be very pleased of my new 4 wheeled portable workstation.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Release of Whole Language Workbench - Luna Edition

Today, we are pleased to announce that a new milestone release of the Whole Language Workbench is publicly available.

The Eclipse IDE 4.4 is bundled with the all-in-one product distribution. Older versions of Eclipse are no longer supported.

We completed the separation of the Language Workbench and of the Language Development Kit products from the Whole Platform SDK in order to facilitate the definition of new products.

To enable the definition of e4 based products that take full advantage of the graphical notations supported by the Whole Platform we replaced the official Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) with a fork made by Enrico Persiani.
The GEF E4 Friendly basically factorize all the e4 compatible code in an additional bundle and can be used effortlessly in place of the official project. Furthermore, if you reduce your dependencies from GEF to just the new bundle, you get e4 only graphical editors in a matter of minutes.

As usual, both binaries and source code are available:

  • SourceForge archives here.
  • GitHub Platform source here and Examples source here.