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From "Rahul Akolkar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (SCXML-116) An Eclipse based visual editor and debugger for SCXML which can also generate SCXML statechart to Java code
Date Wed, 05 May 2010 01:54:04 GMT

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Rahul Akolkar updated SCXML-116:
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    Fix Version/s: GSoC

Set fix version to 'GSoC' (newly added version).


> An Eclipse based visual editor and debugger for SCXML which can also generate SCXML statechart
to Java code
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SCXML-116
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SCXML-116
>             Project: Commons SCXML
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>         Environment: Eclipse plunge-in,GMF,Commons SCXML
>            Reporter: Gui Xunlong
>             Fix For: GSoC
>
>   Original Estimate: 1344h
>  Remaining Estimate: 1344h
>
> 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:http://socghop.appspot.com/)
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 and Rahul Akolkar told me this is a good idea,but he has another
GSoC project to mentor already, so he can not mentor me, and he suggested me come here to
find some proper mentor.
> So,if anyone has any questions or comments, or would be interested in mentoring this
project, please let me know,you can send me an Email, my mail address is ustbcoder@gmail.com.Thanks.

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