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Feb 1, 2023

 GitHub has a security announcement about Atom, the text editor used by MetaEd. If you have the latest version, they recommend downgrading to 1.60.0

 : We are pleased to release MetaEd 3.2.0

MetaEd is a technology framework that uses an Ed-Fi-aligned domain specific language (DSL) to auto-generate software, database, and data standard artifacts.

The internal Ed-Fi Alliance team uses MetaEd to define and produce core components such as the Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema (XSD files), the Ed-Fi ODS (SQL Scripts), and technical documentation from a single source definition written in the MetaEd DSL.

A version of MetaEd called the MetaEd IDE supports the generation of Ed-Fi Extensions and all related artifacts. The MetaEd IDE is freely available to Ed-Fi community members.

On June 6, 2022, GitHub announced that Atom will officially close down on December 15, 2022.

The Ed-Fi Alliance is aware of this change and plans to change MetaEd-IDE over to run with Visual Studio Code instead of Atom in 2023. In the meantime, we expect that the Atom-based distribution will continue to run without any problems.

Roadmap: VS Code support will be in MetaEd 4.0, with plans to release as soon as possible in the first quarter of 2023.


All downloadable resources for MetaEd and the MetaEd IDE are available on the Downloads page.

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