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Papyrus-IC Research/Academia webinar

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.

Papyrus-RT Beta?!

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…

Papyrus-RT Roadmap: follow the train

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!

Papyrus-RT in Argentina

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!

First Papyrus IC Research/Academia webinar of 2017

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.

SE Trends looks at Papyrus-IM!

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!

My past and future -An interview

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!

Papyrus-RT v 0.8.0

Good news!

A new version of Me for Real Time is now available!

Papyrus-RT 0.8.0 (on Neon no less) is now available for download!

There are many ways for you to enjoy the goodness of this new release, and all can be accessed on the Papyrus-RT Download page.

Have the multiple installation option made your head spin?  Are you wondering which installation approach is best for you? Don’t worry, we have a page on our wiki that explains the various installation methods to help you make an informed choice!

Wondering what’s in the release? Just consult the 0.8.0 release notes!

As for what’s coming, you can see that in the next release’s definition!

Enjoy!

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?