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From "ustbcoder" <>
Subject Re: Re: [SCXML]Eclipse plunge-in based visual editor,debugger and codegeneration tool for SCXML
Date Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:05:47 GMT
Hi all,

These days, i have finished a demo for this Eclipse-based Visual State Chart editor, you can
find it here,
and i also finish my initiatory system work flow design,you can find it here:

If you have any advises,please let me know :-)

Best regards

Xunlong Gui
On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 2:42 AM, xunlong gui <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been using Apache Commons SCXML Engine for more than two years,Now i
> have an idea to improve it, and I wanted to post it and see if there would
> be any interest in it in the Apache SCXML community. If possible, i want to
> hold it as a GSoC(url: open source project.
> The basic idea of the project is to create a Eclipse based visual editor and
> debugger for SCXML which can also generate SCXML statechart to Java code.
> State Chart XML (SCXML) is currently a Working Draft published by the World
> Wide Web Consortium (W3C). SCXML provides a generic state-machine based
> execution environment based on Harel State Tables. SCXML is a candidate for
> the control language within multiple markup languages coming out of the
> W3C.It is very useful to handler complex status transfer logic,but if a
> SCXML file is really so huge and complex,it will become too difficult to
> maintain and refactor or to test its logic validity.
> This project is to develop a Eclipse plunge-in visual editor which is
> capable of showing a graphical representation of the process model and
> allows for adding breakpoints to activities, variable modifications and
> managing the debugging process for SCXML.I have already done some work on
> both SCXML and Eclipse GMF,even i tried to implement a SCXML editor using
> GMF and got a little achievement,so i want to develop this editor with GMF
> and have enough confidence to finish it.
> Usually,State Chart XML file will be running on a SCXML engine(for example,
> our Apache Commons SCXML),if some one only want to achieve the SCXML file's
> business logic,but do not want to or can not use some SCXML engine due to
> licence problem etc,this tool can export SCXML file's logic to executeable
> Java code which has the same state logic translation with the SCXML file.
> This is my mainly idea,if anyone has any questions or comments, or would be
> interested in mentoring this project, please let me know. Thanks.

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