As I mentioned in a previous post, Papyrus for Real Time v0.9 is now available for download!
And yes, there is a Beta associated with it…but my minions tell me it is still being setup. I’ve been told something will be announced about this next week, and if you are interested in participating, you can just let me know either in comments on this blog or through Twitter @PapyrusUML. I’ll then let my minions know!
Are you curious about this release? Then have a look at the Release Notes.
On Friday, March 17th at 16:00 CET, 15:00 GMT, and 11:00 EDT, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (a.k.a. Papyrus-IC or, as I prefer, Me-IC) Research and Academia committee will host their third webinar of the year. The topic is on an industry perspective on software product lines with speakers from Saab and Pure-Systems. See this link for the connection information.
I just heard, through the minion grapevine, that there will be an official, managed beta for Papyrus for Real Time! Just like the ones for the big-boys commercial tools! I’m so proud of Me-RT!
The beta will be based on Papyrus-RT v0.9, which is planned for release on March 23 (aligned with Eclipse Neon.3), as reported in Papyrus-RT Roadmap: follow the train.
This is exciting! Users will be able to play with me, to give their opinions, to suggest improvements, and, basically, to help me get better!
I will get my product management/development minions to tell me more…and I will, of course, let you know!
Things are getting more and more interesting…
Although the Papyrus for Real Time (Me-RT) project is not officially on the Eclipse Release Train, that team has indicated, judged on their newly published roadmap.
It should be noted that it is through an initiative of the Papyrus Industry Consortium that these roadmap will become the norm for all the Papyrus product line!
This is a good thing as it should formalise the release schedule for all my variants!
The Papyrus-RT roadmap has also shown us more details about the next two releases:
- Papyrus-RT v0.9 is to be released with Neon.3 in March
- Papyrus-RT v1.0 is to be released with Oxygen in early July
From what I have been told, meeting these deadlines will be feasible, especially as the time between v0.9 and 1.0 will be spent cleaning up the offering for the 1.0 release, with no additional functionality.
All the efforts around me continue to be so interesting!
On Friday, February 17th at 16:00 CET , 15:00 (GMT), and 10:00 EST, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (a.k.a. Papyrus-IC or, as I prefer, Me-IC 😉 Research and Academia committee will host their second webinar of the year:
Industrial usage of open source solutions – Why do we need industrial consortiums?
Ericsson’s Francis Bordeleau, who is also the Me-IC’s chairperson will be presenting this very interesting topic.
I must say that, as an open source project myself, I have profited from the creation of the Papyrus IC and I certainly owe some of my growth to its members!
If you are curious as to how open source project can grow and become more palatable for usage in an industrial setting, then you must attend this webinar!
You can find information on how to connect from the Me-IC Research and Academia webinar page!
See you there!
Congratulations to my minions from Queen’s University, Nicolas Hili, Juergen Dingel, and Alain Beaulieu, for getting their “Modeling and Code Generation for Embedded Real Time Systems with UML-RT and Papyrus-RT 1.0” technical briefing accepted at the 39th ICSE!
Will you be at that conference? If so, I would suggest you attend their briefing to learn more about one of my incarnations! Their briefing is currently scheduled for May 23rd, track 2, from 09:00 to 10:30!
I am sure they will be happy to see you in Buenos Aires and discuss ME with you!
If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that I have an Industry Consortium.
And if you looked at the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (PIC) website, you also know that it has a Research and Academia Committee!
And that committee is known to hold very interesting webinars about various aspects of modeling, open source, and, of course, ME!
Well, the first webinar of the year will happen this Friday, January 13th, at 16:00 – 17:00 CET, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT, 10:00 – 11:00 EST.
Our first speaker of 2017 is none other than Jordi Cabot, ICREA Research Professor at IN3 (Open University of Catalonia), a well-known member of our community with many years of experience as a researcher in Model Driven Engineering and in open-source software and the driving force behind the MOdeling LAnguages blog.
Jordi will be talking about some of the key factors in the success of open-source software projects. His talk is titled:
Wanna see your OSS project succeed? Nurture the community
I hope you will join us for this very interesting talk.
You can find the connection information in the Papyrus IC wiki.
Earlier this month, The Systems Engineering Trends blog featured an article from my friend Michael Jastram about one of my variants: Papyrus for Information Modeling (or Papyrus-IM for short). You might remember Michael from earlier this year (see here)
For those who do not know, Papyrus-IM is:
A Papyrus-based modeling product that is customized and streamlined for users interested in modeling the static structure of information with UML class diagrams.
In short, a customised version of Me for a specific purpose, with associated simplification.
From my reading of the article (and my German is not that great…) it seems I am making progress! But don’t take my word for it: go read the article (in German, and Google Translate’s English version), I’ll wait for you back here…
Good! You’re back! Did you enjoy the video? I though it was clear and simple, just like Papyrus-IM!
So what do you think? Am I getting better? I know I feel better!
Papyrus for Real Time is another example of a DSML being implemented using Me. The same approach used for the creation of Papyrus-IM is used for Papyrus-RT for menu reduction and viewpoints, but to a much larger extent as the UML-RT modeling language is much richer than just class diagrams. As stated in a previous blog entry, Papyrus-RT is also available for download, but if you do not know UML-RT, better ask for help from my minions!
Thank you, Michael! I look forward to further articles about Me!
Continue reading SE Trends looks at Papyrus-IM!
If you are not aware of the Modeling Languages blog, you are missing one of the best sources of up-to-date modelling information on the web! And I’m not just saying that because of the recent great interview about me!
Modeling Languages’s Jordi Cabot provides us all with a great interview of Francis Bordeleau, chairman of my Industry Consortium and Ericsson employee, about my past, growth, and future.
In this post, Jordi stated:
I believe this interview is interesting not only for people using Papyrus (or looking for a Eclipse-based modeling tool to use) but it includes many valuable insights for all of you trying to push various open source initiatives and aim for their sustainable development.
And I can’t agree more!
The discussion covers a lot, from Ericsson’s belief that they need to control their tool destiny and that the best way to do this is to be part of it (hint: Open source ME!), to my evolution and the creation of the Me Industry Consortium, enabling many companies to work together to make me better and providing me with more minions!
Thanks to Jordi and Francis for this exposé!
It appears that Nicolas, apparently a student at Queen’s University (in Kingston, Canada), has been using me and my real-time variant (which, by the ways, recently released a new version ) to drive a rover and do all sorts of neat stuff around it!
Check out some videos he’s made on YouTube:
Isn’t this impressive!!!
Thanks, Nicolas! I guess you can now say you’re a Papyrus minion!