Papyrus IC at Models 2018

It’s official! The Papyrus IC is a sponsor of Models 2018.

It’s members and users will be there to show me to anyone interested – Please go meet them so they don’t feel too alone out there!

I do not have the details yet, but I will be sure to pressure my minions to get me their game plans so I can let you all know!

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Papyrus UMLLight is go!

There were already a few posts [here] and [here] in which we talked about the new Papyrus UMLLight variant. Well – it is one step closer to completion.

My sources tell me that the scope has been defined and that requirements have been written, and that a request for quotation has been created and will soon be published!

UPDATE: The scope should be similar to of OMG’s OCUP2 Foundation level content.

Stay tuned for more information through official channels!

And of course, you will know about it here!

Papyrus’s Photonic 4.0!

It had to happen: Papyrus is now available at version 4.0! That’s Papyrus “Photon” for those of you who follow the Eclipse release names.

Curious about what was done in this release? You can find that in the list of addressed issues (a.k.a., the bug list). The following topics are addressed:

  • A new preference has been introduced to keep stereotype application with their base element see StereotypeApplication Preference
  • The hyperlink navigation has changed see Hyperlink Navigation
  • Add a preference page to configure the visualization of  external decorator  see External Decorator
  • Add auto-completion to select the type in the property view see  Auto complete type
  • Add an export to HTML to see model without papyrus see HTML Export
  • Development and adaptation of the Layer tool for the diagrams Layers .
  • Synchronization with ELK see ELK adaptation
  • Tables improvements:
    • display of a string instead of N/A
    • Matrix improvements
    • save by UUID not the positon
  • Diagrams improvements:
    • some problems about the name label of ports have been fixed
    • some resize action in the class diagram have been fixed.
    • sequence diagram – Better movement  management of Elements, introduction of combined fragment, RCPTT tests.
  •  Integrate a  tool to adapt your model based on the modification of the profile
  • Architecture framework : stabilization (easier customizations/modifications by the users) and bug corrections

Want to try it out? Here are a few links to help you:

 

(* In case you were wondering, “RCP” stands for “Rich Client Platform 😉

New Papyrus-based tool!

Good news! The Papyrus Industry Consortium’s steering committee has approved the creation of a “Papyrus UML Light” addition to the product line!

My insiders have been telling me that work is ongoing on the requirements for this new tool.

Would you like to have a voice? Well you can do so through the Papyrus IC public Tuleap repo’s product management forum!  (You may remember my previous post about Tuleap).

Papyrus Coding Day 2018

In previous posts (here and here), I mentioned the increased focus on Papyrus Toolsmiths.

In this context, the Papyrus development team is putting together a “Papyrus coding day” just before EclipseCon France.
During this free coding day, they will provide you with:

  • Hands-on sessions to get an insight on Papyrus SDK capabilities
  • Discussions with the Papyrus development team

Registration is mandatory as there is a limit on the number of attendees is limited.

And rejoice in that attendance is free (and includes coffee and snacks)!

There are, however, prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of Java (at least intermediate level)
  • EMF and UML experience is an plus!

So whether you are already invested in Papyrus, just curious, a toolsmith or a hacker, this may be of interest to you!

You can contact me is this is of interest and I will put you in touch with the organizers!

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EclipseCon France 2018 – Sessions

The sessions lineup for EclipseCon France 2018 have been published! If you plan on attending, I have a couple of suggestions for you!

First, a session about me (of course) and more love for my toolsmiths:

Papyrus as a Platform

by Philip Langer (EclipseSource Services GmbH).

Model-based engineering tools are most successful, if they are as domain-specific as possible, reflecting the specific needs of the domain and its users. Thus, not only a domain-specific modeling language, but also a specialized modeling environment is required that takes the domain users’ background, their roles, and currently used infrastructure into account. Often, the domain-specific modeling languages have a considerable overlap with UML though.

The second session is not directly focused on me, but it is very relevant to using me as a platform for domain-specific tools (and again, more love for my toolsmiths):

Comparison and merge use-cases from practice with EMF Compare

by Laurent Delaigue (Obeo) and Philip Langer (EclipseSource Services GmbH)

Have you ever needed to compare and merge heterogeneous domain-specific models (with both textual and graphical syntaxes)? Or maybe you needed to review changes on graphical models? We did.

 

Did I miss a presentation? If so, let me know!

Some love for Toolsmiths

Today, my minions added a new page to the the unsung heroes of me: The Toolsmiths!

They are those who are brave enough to add capabilities to Papyrus and even to build new modeling tools on top of the Papyrus platform!

They are, of course, all the main developers of the Papyrus modeling platform and the various products in the Papyrus product line, but also those who provide fixes through bugzilla, those who build add-ons to Papyrus, and those who use Papyrus as the base for their own domain/company-specific modeling tools.

Interested in joining this fearless bunch? The Toolsmith page is for you!

 

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