Capella 1.0.4 is a service release: maintenance of Capella v1.0.x branch
The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".
There is no specific issue detected on the Capella solution architecture.
Capella is a modular platform which uses Eclipse modeling components, Sirius and EMF Diff/Merge, and a PolarSys component, Kitalpha.
The role of Kitalpha is twofold:
Providing basic components from the Kitalpha Core Technology Kit (e.g. Transposer)
Extending Capella with Viewpoints for System co-engineering
Some components from Capella were externalized as new components on Amalgam project in order to be reusable (Activity Explorer, Contextual Explorer).
There is no specific security issue detected on the Capella solution.
All communication links regarding Capella solution are up-to-date:
Wiki with "News" section
Website with different sections:
Installation instructions on Getting Started page
Download page for Capella and Documentation
Events around Capella solution (conferences, talks, etc.)
Links to YouTube dedicated channel for Capella as well as LinkedIn page and Twitter
In-Flight Entertainment and Alarm Clock samples
Bugzilla, Hudson instance
Twitter and LinkedIn pages
Wikipedia dedicated page in FR and EN languages
Capella solution UI is compliant with User Interface Guidelines.
The workbench is decomposed as shown in the Wiki figure:
On the left, the Capella "model" project explorer
In the center, the Overview for Arcadia phases and Diagrams editors
Property views and Semantic browser at the bottom
Fast linker (optional) in the bottom left-hand corner providing facilities for diagrams edition
No APIs and significant features are intended to be deprecated in a near future.
Improvements next year (2017) on Capella solution feature:
Connectors to other tools
Capella solution implement the Arcadia model-based engineering method for systems, hardware and software architectural design.
Before Arcadia is officially and entirely published, a light introduction explaining the rationale and main concepts is now available for download on the website.
Also, a dedicated page on Wikipedia has been written.
User, adopter and developer/committer:
Initiator of Capella: Thales
Consortium of the 3-years Clarity project
Supporting open innovation for Model-Based Systems Engineering by structuring an ecosystem of major actors of the domain and providing an open-source environment Capella and its underlying method Arcadia.
Improvements (functional, non-functional),
Books (Capella, Arcadia)
External partners showing interest in Capella solution through available communication means:
Dissemination: MODELS'16, INCOSE International Symposium, CSDM 2016, IEEE
Score of 43/45 on the PolarSys Maturity Assessment tool: http://dashboard.polarsys.org/projects/polarsys.capella.html
There is now a large community of Capella adopters. Capella has reached 3500+ downloads since it was made open source, 600+ messages in the forum, and 20000+ unique visites of the website.