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…)

The Papyrus IC is flying!

Remember my last post?

I talked about the creation of the Papyrus Industry Consortium

It was just an announcement back then…

But now it’s reality!

Check out the Press Release!

And the brand new (and still evolving) web site!

This is so exciting I have to take a breath between each sentence!

I have a bunch of friends, big and small, who want to take this bird and make it fly, nay, soar!

I live in interesting times…and the future just got brighter!

I have an Industry Consortium!

There was a great news about me at EclipseCon Europe, at the beginning of the month!

If you were there you already know this: I now have my very own, PolarSys-hosted, Industry Consortium, with its very own charter!

It is a great moment for me, moving from an informal community of enthusiasts to a more formal community of companies and industries who fully believe in my capabilities and in my future.

Are you interested in joining my consortium? Then let us know at Eclipse!

To paraphrase something I heard from Mike Milinkovich, I am a free puppy getting some love and I don’t bite!

Papyrus-RT 0.7.1 released!

Papyrus for Real Time makes progresses with two releases in two months!

After a first, post-initial contribution version 0.7 release in September, we have followed through with a 0.7.1 service release in October!

With the 0.7.0 release, we improved on our initial release by providing:

The  0.7.1 release fixed problems found in the tooling, code generation and runtime support, improved runtime services and the model import capability, as well as improving our build and test infrastructures and our test models.

Our plan is still to provide timely updates in order to continue making good progress towards our ultimate goal of releasing a 1.0 version with Eclipse Neon, next June.

Have questions or comments about Papyrus for Real Time? Please let us know through our discussion forum!

Found a bug or want an improvement? Report it in Bugzilla!

Want to meet us? We will be at EclipseCon Europe at the Papyrus Summit and also with a presentation/demo! We will also have a poster at the Unconference.

PolarSys at INCOSE Symposium

Did you know my SysML and Real Time solutions were showcased, along with Capella and Arcadia, in the PolarSys booth at the INCOSE Symposium 2015 back in July?

If you missed it, I’m sorry, but it was a very good event – people were interested in my open source modeling solutions for systems!

My friend Gaël has a good summary on the PolarSys blog. You should go have a look!

Papyrus used to design the PolarSys rover at EclipseCon Europe 2015!

Papyrus is one of the solutions provided by PolarSys, an Eclipse working group dedicated to providing open source tools for embedded systems.

So it should not be a surprise that Papyrus is part of the PolarSys rover demo project.

Interested in seeing how PolarSys offerings can be used in system engineering? Come see the “Rover Use Case, Specification, design and implementation using Polarsys Tools: Capella, CDT, Gendoc, Papyrus and ReqCycle” presentation (with a long title…) at EclipseCon Europe 2015!

I look forward to meeting you in Ludwigsburg, DE!

Papyrus4Java at EclipseCon Europe 2015

The “Papyrus4Java – UML diagrams for ordinary java developers” presentation is approved for EclipseCon Europe 2015!

This presentation shows how Papyrus fills the gap and brings the world of modeling technologies back to the hands of ordinary java developers.

Are you a Java developer? Are you interested in seeing your code as UML? Then come and see this presentation!

I look forward to meeting you in Ludwigsburg, DE!

Papyrus for Real Time at EclipseCon Europe 2015

If you recall, Papyrus for Real Time (a.k.a., Papyrus-RT) was approved earlier this year as a new Eclipse project.

One of my minions’ presentation about Papyrus-RT was accepted at EclipseCon Europe 2015. In that presentation he will explain what Papyrus-RT is, how it can make models executable, and will even show what it can do!

If you are going to EclipseCon and are interested in fully creating runnable executables from UML, come and have a look!

You can also look a the Papyrus-RT wiki for more information about the tool.

I look forward to meeting you in Ludwigsburg, DE!