[through Jason Barile http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonba/archive/2006/09/15/755913.aspx]
They're out! (and can be downloaded from http://www.vsipmembers.com.)
First glances at the DSL Toolkit v1: (the part that makes this release especially exciting, for me):
Unfortunately the dsls I wrote with the last version of the toolkit do not load, which was to be expected (And is all for the better -offcourse)
Seems the team added a whole lot nice little features to ease the development of DSLs, well done!
To name a few:
- Creating Shape/Element mappings has become childsplay in this version.
- The Shape-swimlane is now *continuously* present in your DSL designer.
- From the Dsl-explorer you've got a context menu option that allows you to locate elements in your (potentially huge) diagram.
- The are lines drawn between Shape/Elements that are mapped.
- Collapsing/Exanding of relationship trees.
Seems like some features (that I believe didnt work in previous versions anyway) got thrown out of scope, such as watermark-texts and the order of toolboxitems.
One confusing thing about this version: The items in your DSL Designer toolbox cannot be dropped on your diagram, the way I was used to in previous versions. You can still add them through your DSL Explorer though.