Category Archives: Papyrus

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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Papyrus has layers (like parfait?)

The Papyrus layers functionality has been in incubation for a while, and some may be wondering what it’s all about:

The Layers mechanism allows to build different views of an underlying UML diagrams by applying selections rules as well as graphical transformation operators.

You can read the description of this function in the Papyrus Wiki, and you can also see it in action in this YouTube video: