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MARTE 1.2.1

Have you heard about MARTE?

Well, MARTE is the OMG Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time Embedded Systems profile.

Yes, it’s a mouthful, but if you are interested in the nitty-gritty of embedded systems, it can be very useful!

Here’s a short message from one of my minion about it:

We are pleased to announce that the MARTE feature has been transformed into a Papyrus Component. The MARTE 1.2.1 release, for Eclipse Neon, can be downloaded from [1]. We advise you to uninstal4l any previous version of MARTE beforehand.

The old MARTE projects, in the extra folder of the main Papyrus repository, will soon be completely removed. The new repository can be cloned from [2].

[1] http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/mdt/papyrus/components/marte/neon/
[2] https://git.eclipse.org/r/papyrus/org.eclipse.papyrus-marte

Aren’t you lucky that I support it?


Filed under: MARTE, News, Papyrus, Uncategorized

Me as text?

Over the last few days, a large group of my minions and admires met in Sweden at EMD2017 to talk about me…in all my incarnation.

One of the most polarizing discussion was about whether I should stay graphical or whether I also needed to be textual. For those who do not know, I am a UML-based modeling tool and therefore graphical by nature.

However, some of my minions think that I would be more usable if I also allowed them to create/edit models using text (just like this posting, but in a model instead of a blog post.

During the meeting, there was a lot of discussion about whether it was a good idea or not, whether it was useful or not, whether I was even able to support this!

The main point made by the pro-text minions was that many things are simply easier to do by writing text rather than drawing images, but that both could be supported. Other minions were saying that it was simply impossible.

Now, this is all a bit strange to me. After all, when I look at my picture, I am an image, but then I can express myself in text (again, like in this posting).

Regardless, any new capability given me makes me happy!

And I wonder how I would look as text…

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I think I like myself better as an image, but it’s good to have a choice. In the end, I trust my minions.

 


Filed under: Papyrus, Textual Tagged: modeling, Textual, uml

Constructive Criticism

Well, my feathers are a bit ruffled.

It seems that Michael Jastram thinks I am not very good… (or perhaps it’s my German that’s not so good).

In his comment on that page, he compares me, with my youth and open source approach, to established “excellent, affordable commercial tools” (“hervorragende, erschwingliche kommerzielle Werkzeuge”).

I can’t deny that I am young and, in some ways, inexperienced. But I am growing and evolving! I also have many who believe in me! So although I might have been disapointing to Herr Jsatram in 2015, it looks like 2016 will be a much better year!

I do realize that there was limited space in the JaxCenter article, so I don’t begrudge the sparcity of Herr Jastram’s post.

I would like to invite him to look at my industry consortium and to engage with its members in a constructive discussion of his needs, wants, and desires for Papyrus. By doing this, by working with us, I am sure he will no longer be disappointed with me at the end of 2016!

Also , Herr Jastram , werden Sie es tun?


Follow-up:

On May 13, there was a rebuttal from Michael Jastram and on May 17, one of my minions was interviewed by Jaxenter to explain my position.

All’s well that ends well!


Filed under: News, Papyrus IC Tagged: critique, modeling, review

My Eclipse Newsletter!

I am so proud and happy: I have an Eclipse Newsletter dedicated to me!

Well, there other intersting stuff in the newsletter, but I am the star!

My minions and admirers are so nice to me they pooled together to say nice things about me! Thanks to Sébastien, Saadia, Francis, and Ronan for their efforts in writing these articles! And thanks to others (Susan, Roxanne, and Charles) for helping them in their efforts to support me – I greatly appreciate it!

Go and read from them about:

And hopefully also glanced at the other Eclipse news — especially the PolarSys Rover, where I’ll have a role.

Now that you have read all the good stuff , you just have to try me out! Get me from the Papyrus Downloads!

Trust me! You won’t regret it! And that’s a money-back offer! (wait… I’m free…)


Filed under: News Tagged: 2.0, eclipse, Industry consortium, IoT, migration, Newsletter, PIC

The Papyrus IC is flying!

Remember my last post?

I talked about the creation of the Papyrus Industry Consortium

It was just an announcement back then…

But now it’s reality!

Check out the Press Release!

And the brand new (and still evolving) web site!

This is so exciting I have to take a breath between each sentence!

I have a bunch of friends, big and small, who want to take this bird and make it fly, nay, soar!

I live in interesting times…and the future just got brighter!


Filed under: Papyrus IC, Uncategorized Tagged: #papyrusic, PapyrusUML