Sphinx is “a new open source project under the Eclipse Model Development Tools (MDT) subproject to provide an extensible platform that eases the creation of integrated modeling tool environments supporting individual or multiple modeling languages (which can be UML-based or native DSLs) and has a particular focus on industrial strength and interoperability.”
Sphinx (will) provide as core features workspace management; model navigation, validation and comparison; and runtime support (transactions, performance,…) capabilities to facilitate the creation of new modeling environments.
Needless to say that this is a project worth following in the next months to see how it evolves.
ICREA Research Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (UOC). Leader of the SOM Research Lab focusing on the broad area of systems and software engineering