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Taking a (Tu)Leap!

TuleapIcon Thanks to Eclipse, my industry consortium is taking a leap into Enalean’s Tuleap!

Here are the three projects (communities) that have been created along with their descriptions, taken from each project:

Papyrus-IC Papyrus-IC-Product Papyrus-IC Steering
This project is the Papyrus IC’s way of openly managing the Papyrus projects and products This is our way of informing the Papyrus community about what we are doing and, in return, to get feedback from the Papyrus community. This is a source of information for the community and by the community — this is your community!  This project is where the Papyrus product line management lives. This is where we do the nitty-gritty work so that you can enjoy our fabulous Papyrus-based products. Unfortunately, most of what we do here can be boring, day-to-day stuff, and we want our developers, designers, and managers to keep their focus, so we keep them in a quiet, private area.
But don’t worry, any significant news, decision, development, etc. Will be made available in the Papyrus IC project!
This project is to help the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s Steering community to manage the consortium projects, products, and assets. This project is private to protect confidential information (e.g., user and supplier confidential information, financial information)
But don’t worry, Steering committee information for public consumption will be provided in the Papyrus-IC project!

My minions are still working at the governance of the projects and at transferring information from the Papyrus IC Steering into the other projects (especially to Papyrus-IC), so please be patient with them!

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AMASS uses me for Systems Modeling!

Thanks to my Minion Sébastien for pointing this out:

System modelling in AMASS with Papyrus

If you work with Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and do not know about AMASS, I invite you to have a look at their objectives.

This is another great example of the strength of the Papyrus solution, especially when mixed with other Eclipse and PolarSys solutions!

Papyrus-RT 0.9 is available!

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.

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?

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!

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…)