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Capella 1.0.0 is a major release:
- 64 bugs have been fixed
- 48 evolutions have been implemented
These corrections involve:
- REC-RPL mechanism
- The Core of Capella
- Library management
- Diagram management
- Transition system
- XML Pivot addon
- Model Validation
- Capella user interface
- System to subsystem transition addon
- XHTML documentation generation addon
- Diff-Merge component
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
Capella is extensible with add-ons (available in a specific Git repository)
- System to Subsystem Transition
- XML Pivot
- HTML DocGen
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
- Community links
- 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
- Project page
- In-Flight Entertainment and Alarm Clock samples
- Bugzilla, Hudson instance
- Twitter and LinkedIn pages
- Wikipedia dedicated page in FR and EN languages
The quality is ensured through:
- The quality of the development, that is subject to Gerrit reviews
- The quality of code expected by the contributors and defined in the Technical Information and Software Development Process established for the solution
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 (2016) on Capella solution feature:
- Performance increase
- Fix bugs
- 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),
- Training sessions,
- Books (Capella, Arcadia)
- External partners showing interest in Capella solution through available communication means:
- Dissemination: MODELS'15, INCOSE International Symposium, CSDM 2015
- Score of 38/45 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 3000+ downloads since it was made open source, 500+ messages in the forum, and 33000+ unique visites of the website.