Can MPS be integrated in Eclipse as Eclipse Plugin similar to Xtext?

Hi,
We are working on DSL based Eclipse RCP Application using Xtext and exploring MPS as MPS suits better to our Requirement.
Can MPS be integrated in Eclipse as Eclipse Plugin similar to Xtext?
Please suggest!!!

Thanks
Kunal
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Hello Kunal,

unfortunately MPS cannot be plugged into Eclipse at the moment. To date MPS languages can be run as a plugins for IntelliJ IDEA or bundled into standalone Java applications. We're also planning web deployment at some point.

Vaclav
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Hey Vaclav,
I read your paper 'JetBrains MPS as a Tool for Extending Java'. According to it MPS plugins for Eclipse should have been created by the end of year 2013. When can we expect this integration?

Thanks
Ishan
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Hi Ishan,

integrating MPS into Eclipse has been postponed so we could focus on features that we've identified as of higher importance for our customers. I cannot give any time estimates at the moment, I'm afraid.

Regards,

Vaclav
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Hello Vaclav,

is this a political question or just a question of money? If someone would be willing to pay for a MPS Eclipse plug-in, would jetbrains do the job? And if so, how much would this be?

Regards,

Norbert
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Hello Norbert,

this is definitely not a political decision of any sort. The Eclipse plugin is still on the roadmap and we would like being able to run the MPS languages on the Eclipse platform. The priority, however, has been lowered compared to the features that are in higher demand by the current and known prospect customers.

Judging on our experience developing the IntelliJ IDEA MPS plugin, the Eclipse plugin would demand serious development and maintenance effort. Unfortunately, the MPS team would have difficulties to staff such development at the moment.

Regards,

Vaclav
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Hello Vaclav,

thanks for your reply. I’m happy to hear that the Eclipse plugin is still on your roadmap. We are looking at MPS as a serious alternative to Xtext for our approach of an extended Java to develop ERP solutions. Unfortunately the major obstacle is the lack of Eclipse support by MPS as our current development platform is based on Eclipse. If we could have MPS on Eclipse, I’m pretty sure that this would boost MPS in general. Thus I would like to repeat my question: How much effort would it be for you to do the job? It would be great if you could give me a rough price tag.

Thanks,

Norbert
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Hello Norbert,

let's discuss this over e-mail. My address is vaclav_at_ jet brains.com

Regards,

Vaclav
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Hello everybody

The integration is indeed something we, eclipse users, look closely since some time now (since the presentation at eclipse con Toulouse in 2013, and again at the eclipse con france 2014;)..

The reason invoked by the developpers to delay this porting is perfeclty understandable. Since some of the people asking for it on this forum aim at doing business with it, I reasonably think that they could crowdfund part of the developpment, so that the development could become sustainable, no ?

From my view, I can't, at the moment, get involved, but it can change within some months. The desire emitted there for this port could become a community effort in the near future... Don't forget to include a oomph setup in the open-source development, so that any from the community could quickly contribute.

Cheers
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